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  • Microeconomics Essay

    The MPC aims to maintain a stability in price within the UK alongside this, to support the economic policy of her majestys government including its objective for growth and employment claims the Bank of England (, 2016)[3] Since the MPC is responsible for creating the monetary policy, it must have the appropriate control and resources that enable them to affect the monetary status. Bank of England Base Rate As of the 4th of August 2016, the current Bank of England rate is 0.25%, as stated on the Bank of England website (, 2016)[4] The base rate is the rate the Bank of England charges all banks and all finance corporations for loans. The MPC make the decisions on the level of interest rates. Economic growth is an aim of the Bank of England, this is done by preserving the government’s policy and price stability. The British central bank has two main sections they must deal with and they are financial and monetary stability. Monetary stability has two main criteria; 1. Sureness in currency 2. Sound prices Stable prices are maintained by ensuring that the government’s inflation targets are matched by price…

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  • Alexander Hamilton Case Study

    First Bank of the United States (FBUS) in the Washington Administration. Hamilton sought to finance the national debt through the FBUS, which laid the foundation for a federalized system of financing the government. Hamilton served as the Secretary of the Treasury for President Washington from 1789 to 1795. In this capacity Hamilton utilized the FBUS to centralize the government’s financial system in order to establish credit, issue currency, and to pay off the massive debt incurred during the…

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  • Helicopter Money

    Helicopter Money: Arriving Soon in Japan? Foreign exchange markets are arguably the quickest to discount changes in economic management, particularly monetary policy. The recent weakening of the yen versus the US dollar has been some of the most profound since the Plaza Accord of September 1985. It suggests, therefore, that foreign exchange markets are expecting a renewed easing of Japanese monetary policy. Since banks’ deposit rates at the Bank of Japan (BoJ) are already in negative territory,…

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  • Analysis: The End Of Summer Complacency

    The End of Summer Complacency The end of summer has seemingly brought a fresh wave of sobriety to global financial markets. The catalyst was Fed Chair Yellen’s speech at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City’s annual conference on monetary policy in Jackson Hole. She stated that the case for a higher federal funds rate had recently strengthened. This hot topic of conversation subsequently shifted to one of how many hikes are potentially likely in 2016, as well as their timing. Chair Yellen’s…

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  • Uk Regulatory Framework

    Regulatory framework in the UK As a committee operated by the Bank of England (the Bank), the FPC is in charge of macro-prudential supervision, and has powers of recommendation to ‘twin peaks’ – PRA (in charge of micro-prudential) and FCA (in charge of consumer protection) to address systemic risks. (H.M. Treasury, 2011) Rationales for the regulation of the near-term risks raised by the referendum the UK’s regulation of the financial services industry reflects the need of protecting the…

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  • Positive Money Research Paper

    be taken away from the banks and given to the central banks. Banks would therefore serve two purposes; a transaction function with which people stored money until they needed to spend and this money would be secure, the other a lending and savings function with the banks acting as a middleman between savers and borrowers. But could this system effectively work if brought into to somewhere like the UK and what would be the advantages and disadvantages of bringing in such a system. In the current…

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  • Northern Rock Case Study

    of the Bank of England in 1994 (cited in Financial Stability Review, 1999, p.…

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  • Financial Global Crisis

    A fundamental break down in the existing economical arrangement was fabricated in the financial global crisis that started in summer 2007 and surprised many nations. Commotions in the financial world (banks) had an impact on the real economy in terms of people’s livelihoods. This financial crisis is globally significant to us, as it took place in the heartland of capitalism, the U.S., which is the richest most successful dominant capitalist power. The key trigger of the financial breakdown…

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  • Payport Case Study

    afford a cost of directly connecting to FPS however can utilise PayPort to provide the FPS service. It also help in facilitating larger established financial institution and also challenger banks. It is operated as a fully managed service meaning that institution do no need to take on registration cost and risks involved in introducing a major , new technology infrastructure. This allows the members and challenger banks to focus on their own business and customer priorities , whilst also…

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  • Oil Crisis Case Study

    Central Bank Policies of the United States and Japan during 1970 Oil Crises The oil crises began as an unfortunate outcome of the Arab-Israel War during 1973 (U.S. State Department). Many countries imported oil produced in Arabic countries, while also supporting Israeli military. Mutual relationships with these countries amidst a war became a problem for Arabic countries and resulted in decreased exports and increased prices of oil. Central banks were forced to fight the economic problems…

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