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May 23, 2014
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Bank of England can overlook Russia’s problems

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By Ian Campbell, Edward Hadas

The authors are Reuters Breakingviews columnists. The opinions expressed are their own.

The British housing market is out of control. Many have called for the Bank of England to respond with a rate increase. It’s not that simple. London is not the UK, and the foreign funds which are supporting the capital’s bubble may fade away.

May 8, 2014
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Pound joins euro as weak dollar victim

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By Ian Campbell

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

The pound has joined the euro in the unwanted currency strength camp. There are British factors but the main reason is that excessively loose U.S. monetary policy is distorting currency markets – and other markets besides. Trouble is in store.

Apr 29, 2014
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There’s something unhealthy about robust UK

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By Ian Campbell

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

The UK’s first-quarter GDP came in strong, as expected. But something surprising lies in wait this year. The statisticians are going to solve one of the UK’s big problems – its low savings rate – with a tweak of their methodology. Wondrous numerical transformations – but reality is still sobering.

Apr 29, 2014
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There’s something unhealthy about robust UK

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By Ian Campbell

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

The UK’s first-quarter GDP came in strong, as expected. But something surprising lies in wait this year. The statisticians are going to solve one of the UK’s big problems – its low savings rate – with a tweak of their methodology. Wondrous numerical transformations – but reality is still sobering.

Apr 23, 2014
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London gives BoE an emerging economy problem

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By Ian Campbell

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

The UK has a popularity problem which the Bank of England cannot solve. Foreigners have an unhealthily strong desire for London property. Before the financial crisis, many emerging markets tried, and basically failed, to deal with a similar excess of attention.

Apr 23, 2014
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London gives BoE an emerging economy problem

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By Ian Campbell

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

The UK has a popularity problem which the Bank of England cannot solve. Foreigners have an unhealthily strong desire for London property. Before the financial crisis, many emerging markets tried, and basically failed, to deal with a similar excess of attention.

Apr 23, 2014
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London gives BoE an emerging economy problem

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By Ian Campbell

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

The UK has a popularity problem which the Bank of England cannot solve. Foreigners have an unhealthily strong desire for London property. Before the financial crisis, many emerging markets tried, and basically failed, to deal with a similar excess of attention.

Apr 23, 2014
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London gives BoE an emerging economy problem

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By Ian Campbell

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

The UK has a popularity problem which the Bank of England cannot solve. Foreigners have an unhealthily strong desire for London property. Before the financial crisis, many emerging markets tried, and basically failed, to deal with a similar excess of attention.

Apr 23, 2014
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London gives BoE an emerging economy problem

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By Ian Campbell

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

The UK has a popularity problem which the Bank of England cannot solve. Foreigners have an unhealthily strong desire for London property. Before the financial crisis, many emerging markets tried, and basically failed, to deal with a similar excess of attention.

Apr 23, 2014
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London gives BoE an emerging economy problem

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By Ian Campbell

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

The UK has a popularity problem which the Bank of England cannot solve. Foreigners have an unhealthily strong desire for London property. Before the financial crisis, many emerging markets tried, and basically failed, to deal with a similar excess of attention.