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    Discuss the role that the Bank of England plays within the UK economy. The Bank of England was founded in 1694 to act upon the government as its banker and debt-manager. Since it was founded, its role has developed and evolved into what we have today, with its role centred on the management of the nations monetary unit, the pound and it is the infrastructure of the UK’s financial system. (http://www.bankofengland.co.uk/about/history/index.htm visited 27th October 2005 last updated 12th

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    Dai tu thi 2008 fonencoel crosos, thi Benk uf Englend impluyid qaentotetovi iesong (en ancunvintounel munitery pulocy asid tu stomaleti thi icunumy) by cattong ontirist retis duwn tu 0.5 % end hes biin kiipong ot antol nuw. Thi Benk medi thi dicosoun tu kiip QE end thi ontirist reti anchengid on Merch. Speri cepecoty (thi eboloty uf e form tu prudaci muri uf e prudact then os nuw biong prudacid) os asid by thi BuE tu jastofy ots asi uf furwerd gaodenci pulocy (e cummanocetovi tuul fur munitery pulocy)

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    The 2008 Financial Crisis

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    summarised the fundamental factors of this financial crisis which includes: different development levels of each country around the world; underestimation and incorrect analysis of financial risk; liquidity risk and unwillingness of lending were faced by banks after lots of investments went bad; too much debt were created and `shadow banking ‘system were set up unregulated. The failure of UK’s financial regulation system The reasons of the failures Although the UK financial system is extremely good in terms

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    Economic Crisis

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    damaging crisis banking system not only in America but expanded to Europe and to Asia. Successive causes a domino effect of the solvency and liquidity of financial institutions in these countries, which among others led to the bankruptcy of hundreds of banks, securities firms, mutual funds, pension funds and insurance. The crisis then spread to parts of Asia, especially countries such as Japan, Korea, China, Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Thailand, including Indonesia, which happens to have long had precious

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    Nick Leeson

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    Source: Bank of England. References: 1. Herring, R. (2002) International Financial Conglomerates: Implications for Bank insolvency Regimes. Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. 2. Reserve Bank of Australia Bulletin. Implications of the Barings Collapse for Bank supervisors. 3. Barings Debacle,1996. Available from http://www.riskglossary.com [2007, 25 April] 4. Bank of England (1995). Board of Banking Supervision investigation into the failure of Barings, London: Bank of England. 5.

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    As we can analyze just recently by the current market trend, there has been a sharp decrease in the prices of commodities all over the world i.e. steel, crude palm oil, crude oil, gold etc. Crude Palm Oil futures for example has dropped 67% from RM4,500 per tonne in March 2008 to RM1,459 as at 29th October 2008. This is an alarming sharp decrease. If the prices has fallen to below RM1,300 per tonne, the price would be much lower during the CPO price in 1980's and many CPO based companies would

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    the two key aspects of why Northern Rock opted for their chosen business model and secondly, the actions of the Bank of England (BoE) as the crisis unfolded. The Northern Rock Affair The crisis witnessed at Northern Rock widely demonstrates how poor management can contribute to the failing of a huge financial institution. In pursuit of continuing rapid expansion and growth, the bank adopted a business model they believed would enable them to become one of the market leaders in mortgage lending

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    summer of 2007, the financial system began to crack in a global scope. In order to survive the financial market, central banks from many countries decided to implement unconventional monetary policies. This essay aims to present a brief description of the nonstandard monetary policies which were conducted by the European Central Bank (ECB), US Federal Reserve (US Fed) and Bank of England (BoE) during the financial crisis. First, it will be begin with the unconventional monetary policies which implemented

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    anyone taking out a new mortgage can get rates of well under 7%. This should continue to support consumer spending and the housing market, which together account for almost two thirds of the economy. In addition there is nothing to stop the Bank of England cutting interest rates if it believes the risks have moved from higher inflation to recession. Indeed, it is likely that the next move in interest rates will be down, probably before year end. Once interest rates do start to fall that in turn

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    private banking businesses and in 1902 they were first listed on the London Stock Exchange. They then became Barclays Bank Limited in 1917. In 1961 Barclays were the first bank to open a computer centre for banking in the UK. In 1966 Barclaycard was the first all-purpose credit card scheme operated by a British Bank. Following this in 1967 Barclays was the first high street bank to offer a cash dispensing machine in, allowing a 24 hour service. Barclays are also keen participants in sponsorship

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