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Learning from the market's past to understand its present. Full story

Pounds and Prejudice: Bank of England puts Jane Austen on banknote

LONDON (Reuters) - British 19th century novelist Jane Austen will become the face of the new 10 pound note, the Bank of England said on Wednesday, defusing criticism that women are under-represented on the country's currency. Full story

Ex-Bank of England chief King to lecture at New York University

LONDON (Reuters) - Mervyn King, the former head of the Bank of England, will give lectures at New York University's Stern School of Business and School of Law as a visiting professor later this year, the NYU said on Monday. Full story

Third of Britons see interest rates rising in next 12 months: poll

LONDON (Reuters) - More than a third of Britons think interest rates will rise in the next 12 months, a survey showed on Sunday, suggesting the Bank of England's first attempt to ease concern over higher rates ahead has had little effect beyond financial markets. Full story

News Summary: New BoE head makes mark at debut

LET IT BE: The nine members of the Bank of England's policymaking panel agreed to maintain the status quo and keep stimulus unchanged, moves that may signal a change wrought by the central bank's new governor. Full story

Bank of England opens its doors with virtual tour App

LONDON (Reuters) - The Bank of England has opened the doors of its famous Threadneedle Street headquarters to the world with a free App that gives a virtual tour of the 319 year-old institution including its gold bullion vaults. Full story

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epa03799726 (L-R) Mary Macleod, a Conservative member of parliament, Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of England, Stella Creasy, a Labour and Co-operative member of parliament, and Caroline Criado-Perez, co-founder of the Women's Room, pose for a photograph following the presentation of the concept

The Governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, smiles during a television interview after a presentation for the concept design for the Bank of England's new ten pound banknote, at the Jane Austen House Museum in Chawton
The Governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, smiles during a television interview after a presentation for the concept design for the Bank of England's new ten pound banknote, at the Jane Austen House Museum in Chawton

The Governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, smiles during a television interview after a presentation for the concept design for the Bank of England's new ten pound banknote, at the Jane Austen House Museum in Chawton, southern England July 24, 2013. British 19th century novelist Jane Austen w

The Governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, speaks during a television interview after a presentation for the concept design for the Bank of England's new ten pound banknote, at the Jane Austen House Museum in Chawton
The Governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, speaks during a television interview after a presentation for the concept design for the Bank of England's new ten pound banknote, at the Jane Austen House Museum in Chawton

The Governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, speaks during a television interview after a presentation for the concept design for the Bank of England's new ten pound banknote, at the Jane Austen House Museum in Chawton, southern England July 24, 2013. British 19th century novelist Jane Austen w

The Governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, pauses during a television interview after a presentation for the concept design for the Bank of England's new ten pound banknote, at the Jane Austen House Museum in Chawton
The Governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, pauses during a television interview after a presentation for the concept design for the Bank of England's new ten pound banknote, at the Jane Austen House Museum in Chawton

The Governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, pauses during a television interview after a presentation for the concept design for the Bank of England's new ten pound banknote, at the Jane Austen House Museum in Chawton, southern England July 24, 2013. British 19th century novelist Jane Austen w