By  Howard Davies LONDON – In the Forbes list of the World’s Most Powerful People for 2012, Ben Bernanke, then the chair of the US

By Howard Davies LONDON – There is a vast academic literature on central bank independence, and central bank governors address the

By Howard Davies   LONDON – Four years ago, Kenneth Rogoff, a former chief economist of the International Monetary Fund, made a

By Howard Davies   EDINBURGH – It is now well over three years since the United Kingdom voted, by a narrow but significant

By Howard Davies     LONDON – Banking supervision teams at the Bank of England “now receive the equivalent of twice the

By Howard Davies     EDINBURGH – Journalists, the adage goes, write “the first rough draft of history.” It’s a grand claim,