Articles by Huw Jones and David Milliken

Bank of England Sees Few Threats to Financial Stability from Brexit

Britain’s full exit from the European Union could be bumpy for investors as banks staff new hubs in the bloc, but there are few threats to wider financial stability, the Bank of England said on Thursday. Britain left the EU …

UK Insurers, Banks Are Weathering Effects on Capital of COVID-19 Crisis: BoE’s Woods

Britain’s banks have enough funds to keep lending to the economy even under the deep recession scenario outlined by a government watchdog, Bank of England Deputy Governor Sam Woods said on Wednesday. The BoE has allowed banks to tap 23 …

Big Victory for Johnson and Conservatives Clears Way for Quick Brexit

Britain was speeding towards Brexit on Friday after Prime Minister Boris Johnson won a crushing election victory, ending three years of uncertainty since the country decided to leave the bloc. Exiting the European Union, a goal Johnson has pursued relentlessly …

Bank of England to Issue Rules for How Banks, Insurers Should Manage Climate Risk

The Bank of England will soon spell out how it wants banks, insurers and investment companies to manage the financial risks from climate change, Governor Mark Carney said on Thursday. The central bank under Carney has been vocal in highlighting …

UK Corporates Readying for ‘Hardest of Brexits’: Deloitte Survey

Major British businesses’ appetite to take on financial risk has fallen to its lowest level in nearly a decade due to fears of “the hardest of Brexits” and rising U.S. protectionism, a survey by accountancy firm Deloitte showed on Monday. …

No-Deal Brexit Could Be Worse for UK Economy than 2008 Financial Crisis: BoE

Britain risks suffering an even bigger hit to its economy than during the global financial crisis 10 years ago if it leaves the European Union in a worst-case Brexit scenario in four months’ time, the Bank of England said on …

Hard Brexit Could Cost UK 6% of GDP, IMF Warns

Leaving the European Union without a transitional trade deal would cost Britain about 6 percent of GDP — roughly four years of economic growth — compared with staying in the bloc, the International Monetary Fund said on Wednesday. The IMF, …

Brexit-Related Uncertainty Begins to Hit UK Businesses: Surveys

Britain’s businesses are suffering from Brexit-related uncertainty as exports slow, recruitment difficulties mount and investment plans are scaled back, two surveys showed on Monday. The British Chambers of Commerce said its survey of 5,600 companies, the largest of its kind …

IMF Contends Failure to Reach Brexit Deal Will Shrink British Economy

Britain’s economy will shrink if it leaves the European Union without a Brexit deal and it will suffer some damage whatever terms it agrees, the International Monetary Fund said on Monday, challenging the promises of some Brexit supporters. The Fund …

Bank of England Governor Warns of Brexit Risks, Angering ‘Out’ Campaigners

Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said on Tuesday a vote by Britain to leave the European Union could hit the country’s $2.9 trillion economy and prompt some banks to move away from London’s global financial powerhouse. In his strongest …