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ARTICLE - Another inflation report, another smooth performance from Mervyn King, the Bank of England's monetary policy supremo. Despite the best efforts of his interrogators, he refused to let the words "boom" or "bubble" pass his lips when talking about house prices.

First published in the Financial Times, 14 November

And no, the monetary policy committee wasn't "boring and grey" despite the longest period of unchanged interest rates since the 1960s.

With mavericks such as Sushil Wadhwani or

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