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Quarterly Bulletin 2017 Q2

16 June 2017

Topical articles

An improved model for understanding equity prices

By Will Dison and Alex Rattan
 
This article introduces our recently improved dividend discount model (DDM), which we use to help understand past moves in equity prices.

The Bank’s response to climate change

By Matthew Scott, Julia van Huizen and Carsten Jung
The Bank's response to climate change

Climate change presents two types of financial risk that impact on our objectives: risks from the physical effects of climate change like floods and storms, and risks from the process of adjusting to a lower-carbon economy, such as policy changes and new technology.
 
This article describes the two core elements of our response to climate change. We are engaging with the firms we regulate on climate-related risks, particularly in the insurance sector. And we are taking part in initiatives to enhance the resilience of the UK financial system, to support an orderly market transition to a lower-carbon economy.

Tracking the views of British businesses: evidence from the Decision Maker Panel

By Nick Bloom, Philip Bunn, Paul Mizen, Pawel Smietanka, Greg Thwaites and Garry Young
 
A write-up of the early results of our new Decision Maker Panel, which surveys senior executives in British businesses.

Peering into the present: the Bank’s approach to GDP nowcasting

By Nikoleta Anesti, Simon Hayes, Andre Moreira and James Tasker
​Peering into the present: the Bank’s approach to GDP nowcasting


This article describes how we ‘nowcast’ gross domestic product (GDP) to estimate economic growth before official data becomes available.

 

Reports

A review of the work of the London Foreign Exchange Joint Standing Committee in 2016

This article describes the recent work of the FXJSC, which is a forum for market participants, infrastrucure providers and public authorities to discuss issues around the wholesale foreign exchange market in the UK.
 

Financial stability requires industry-wide collaboration on data standards: G20 economies promote data sharing through collaboration

Around the globe, regulators and market participants face the challenge of managing ever larger amounts of data that is essential for financial system oversight and risk management. This article summarises the work done to date, and describes future work to be undertaken.
 

Recent economic and financial developments

 
This article provides an update on our recent Sterling Monetary Framework operations.
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