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Britain, Investment, and Brexit

By Linda Yueh, Adjunct Professor of Economics, London Business School The former Bank of England governor Mervyn King foretold that there would be 7 lean years after the 2008 financial crisis that followed the 7 years of debt-fuelled strong growth that preceded it. 2015 is the end of that period. So, [...]

The most underpaid profession on Earth

Britmouse is back blogging with lots of interesting new posts.  A short one that caught my attention discussed this story from 2010: I saw the governor of the Bank of England [Mervyn King] last week when I was in London and he told me whoever wins this election will be out of power for a […]

Alan Greenspan: "Greece Will Leave The Eurozone; The Eurozone Won't Continue In Its Current Form"

Every two weeks or so on average, we ask ourselves: why do central bankers only tell the truth after they have quit their post (rhetorically, of course). The last time it was the BOE's former head Mervyn King, who said that "more monetary...Show More Summary

As European Central Bank Is Set to Unleash a Massive Round of Quantitative Easing, Central Bank Heads Admit QE Doesn’t Work

The former head of the Bank of England – Mervyn King – said yesterday that more QE will not help the economy: We have had the biggest monetary stimulus that the world must have ever seen, and we still have not solved the problem of weak demand. Show More Summary

Former Bank Of England Head Mervyn King "Monetary Policy Isn't The Answer"

Why is it that central bankers always wait until after they quit their job before telling the truth? From In his keynote address, former governor of the Bank of England Mervyn King gave the Australian mining industry some hope...Show More Summary

Former BOE Governor Receives Order of the Garter

Mervyn King, former governor of the Bank of England and now Lord King of Lothbury, has received another honor to add to his lengthening list of gongs since swapping central banking for academia. He has been named a Knight Companion of the Noble Order of the Garter. The Order of the Garter is the oldest [...]

Former BOE Governor Mervyn King to Teach at NYU

Lord King of Lothbury — also known as former Bank of England Governor Mervyn King -- has taken up a teaching post at New York University.

After independence, the Scots risk being like guests at a party hanging around and refusing to leave

Mark Carney can forget any ideas of launching a career in stand-up comedy. His speech in Edinburgh today was so dry that it made Mervyn King's lectures look like classic routines by Billy Connolly. Although Carney has a nice line in gently sarcastic asides to reporters when he's taking questions, the main body of the [...]

Ben Bernanke A Solid B-Plus At Running Fed

The former Princeton professor ends his tenure well ahead of the curve set by the likes Jean-Claude Trichet and Mervyn King. Architect of some of the most aggressive monetary policies ever conducted by a central bank, Bernanke scored...Show More Summary

Mervyn King's goodbye gifts and gatherings cost £25,000

Leaving presents for departing Bank of England boss included £10,000 portrait and a £2,500 bust of Goethe One-Minute Read LAST UPDATED AT 10:42 ON Thu 15 Aug 2013 See related: THE BUSINESS: Will Carney have to relaunch QE? THE Bank of...Show More Summary

Jane Austen Tenner

2 years agoArts : Coxsoft Art News

The Bank of England has confirmed that its next £10 note will feature authoress Jane Austen (CLICK). A month ago, before he retired, Sir Mervyn King dropped a heavy hint that Jane Austen was "waiting in the wings" for the next £10 note. This will keep the feminists happy. They've been moaning about the dearth of women on our banknotes.

Jane Austen Could Get a Spot on UK’s £10 Note

2 years agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Beloved writer Jane Austen may replace author and naturalist Charles Darwin on the UK’s £10 note. Sir Mervyn King, the outgoing governor of the Bank of England, said that the novelist was the top choice for the note. However, his successor...Show More Summary

Meet The George Clooney Of Central Bankers, Who Just Started An Incredibly Difficult Job: Saving The UK Economy

After a double-dip recession and a modest recovery in the second quarter, the UK economy is in need of some fresh ideas. Enter Mark Carney. The former Bank of Canada governor, took the reins from Mervyn King on July 1. Carney is charming, with many likening him to George Clooney and Cary Grant. Show More Summary

Glance at the British Economy

England, the third largest economy entity in the euro zone, is facing difficulties on its way to economic recovery and is seeking help from a Canadian governor. Taking the term from Sir Mervyn King, Mark Carney became the new governor of the Bank of England (BE) with hopes of bringing a breath of fresh air to the British economy. Show More Summary

Goodbye Mervyn, Hello Mark

Follow Zerohedge on FinancialJuice As we wave goodbye to Mervyn King, former Governor of the Bank of England (ready for him to take up his seat in the House of Lords so that he can sit back and now relax), his successor, Mark Carney hasn’t even had the time to let the seat go cold at the Old Lady of Threadneedle Street. Show More Summary

What can we expect from Mark Carney?

What the Mark Carney era may offer is a little bit more predictability on monetary policy. Under Mervyn King the main guidance came from the Bank’s quarterly Inflation Report press conferences, MPC… Continue reading The post What can we expect from Mark Carney? appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Author Jane Austen Will Become The Face Of The New £10 Banknote

After a furore erupted over the decision to replace Elizabeth Fry with Winston Churchill on £5 banknotes, the outgoing Bank of England governor, Sir Mervyn King, explained it was all a terrible misunderstanding. Those fearing that the...Show More Summary

The Man who Was King

Sir Mervyn King has his last day at the Bank of England today, so it is an ideal time to launch The Man Who Was King, a cleverly-titled (I thought) e-book, pulled together by Iain Dey of The Sunday Times...

The View from 22 — Osborne’s spending review, the return of America and goodbye to Mervyn King

George Osborne’s latest spending review has demonstrated how little progress he has made on pushing Britain towards fiscal sanity. On the latest View from 22 podcast, James Forsyth and Isabel… Continue reading The post The View from 22 — Osborne’s spending review, the return of America and goodbye to Mervyn King appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Should Jane Austen appear on British currency?

2 years agoNews : Newsweek: World

Jane Austen's image could soon grace British currency, outgoing Bank of England governor Sir Mervyn King has revealed, replacing Charles Darwin on the 10-pound bank note. The author is one of England's most popular historical figures. Show More Summary

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