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....The Bank holds its next interest rate policy meeting on Thursday. Mr Tombs said he expects the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) to keep interest rates on hold at 0. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Wednesday 15th of March 2017 09:32:42 AM
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....Minutes after the committee released its report, the Bank announced Ms Hogg's resignation. She will not leave immediately and therefore will take part in this week's Monetary Policy Committee meeting. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....25% by the Bank of England's rate setting committee. However, one of the nine who sit on the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC), Kristin Forbes, expressed concern about inflation and voted to raise rates. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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...." . She said she would ask the Bank's Monetary Policy Committee, Financial Policy Committee and Prudential Regulation Committee, on which she now sits, to review if further steps were needed to manage the potential conflict of interest. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....UK interest rates should be raised, despite risks in the economy, according to a member of the Bank of England's rate-setting committee. Kristin Forbes, a US academic, was the only member of the Monetary Policy Committee to vote to raise rates this month. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....Samuel Tombs, chief UK economist at Pantheon Macroeconomics, said: "We continue to expect quarter-on-quarter GDP growth to average just 0. 2% this year, ensuring that the [Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee] holds back from raising interest rates despite high inflation. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....". Ms Hogg will also sit on the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC), which takes interest rate decisions, and the Financial Policy Committee (FPC). ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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MPC member calls for interest rates to rise image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 11:52:03 PM
....UK interest rates should be raised, despite risks in the economy, according to a member of the Bank of England's rate-setting committee. Kristin Forbes, a US academic, was the only member of the Monetary Policy Committee to vote to raise rates this month. ...
UK interest rates kept on hold at 0.25% image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 12:38:45 PM
....25% by the Bank of England's rate setting committee. However, one of the nine who sit on the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC), Kristin Forbes, expressed concern about inflation and voted to raise rates. ...
Jobless rate down but wage growth slows image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 09:32:42 AM
....The Bank holds its next interest rate policy meeting on Thursday. Mr Tombs said he expects the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) to keep interest rates on hold at 0. ...
Charlotte Hogg resigns as Bank of England deputy governor image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 09:40:11 AM
....Minutes after the committee released its report, the Bank announced Ms Hogg's resignation. She will not leave immediately and therefore will take part in this week's Monetary Policy Committee meeting. ...
Bank deputy Charlotte Hogg admits breaching guidelines image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of March 2017 04:00:30 PM
...." . She said she would ask the Bank's Monetary Policy Committee, Financial Policy Committee and Prudential Regulation Committee, on which she now sits, to review if further steps were needed to manage the potential conflict of interest. ...
UK economy 'loses momentum' as services growth slows image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 3rd of March 2017 10:08:51 AM
....Samuel Tombs, chief UK economist at Pantheon Macroeconomics, said: "We continue to expect quarter-on-quarter GDP growth to average just 0. 2% this year, ensuring that the [Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee] holds back from raising interest rates despite high inflation. ...
Bank deputy Charlotte Hogg 'must avoid conflicts of interest' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of March 2017 12:00:04 AM
....". Ms Hogg will also sit on the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC), which takes interest rate decisions, and the Financial Policy Committee (FPC). ...
UK inflation is forecast to come in shy of Bank of England's 2 per cent target image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of February 2017 12:00:00 AM
....The ONS said sterling weakness was a factor in rising food prices but not the sole contributor. Kristin Forbes, one of the nine rate-setters on the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee (MPC), signalled on Tuesday that she was inching closer to voting for a rate rise after becoming increasingly "uncomfortable" with surging inflation given the economy's resilience since the Brexit vote. ...
UK service sector sees strong expansion in December image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 5th of January 2017 10:10:20 AM
....However, Mr Williamson, Markit's chief economist, said policymakers were "clearly concerned about the extent to which Brexit-related uncertainty could slow growth this year". As a result, he said, the Bank's Monetary Policy Committee would have to consider "the current resilience of the economy" alongside "elevated levels of uncertainty", meaning that interest rates could go either way. ...
UK interest rate left unchanged at 0.25% image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 15th of December 2016 12:40:39 PM
....". There may well have been a small sigh of relief emanating from the Treasury at midday today as the Monetary Policy Committee published its decision on interest rates. ...
Bank of England HOLDS interest rates - but experts warn of 2017 hike image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Thursday 15th of December 2016 11:43:00 AM
. All nine members of the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) agreed to keep rates on hold, as Britain's unemployment numbers continue to fall, while wages rise at a faster rate. ...
Ed Balls: Bank of England independence should be curbed image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 17th of November 2016 08:35:06 AM
....A former top Bank official said Mr Balls had raised "an important issue". Andrew Sentance, who used to be on the Bank's Monetary Policy Committee, told the BBC's Today programme: "In the UK we have a model where the government sets a remit for the Bank of England, and the government could change that remit, and I think there is a case for looking again at that remit to say whether it's the right one in the circumstances we now face after the financial crisis. ...
Inflation measure to be changed to include home owning costs image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 10th of November 2016 12:19:22 PM
....In the long run, changing the preferred measure could have important implications for incomes and the economy. For one thing, the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee sets its base interest rate with reference to a 2% CPI target. ...
Bank sees sharp rise in inflation in 2017 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 3rd of November 2016 12:40:35 PM
....An interest rate cut this year was no longer an option, the Bank indicated. "In light of the developments of the past three months, all MPC [Monetary Policy Committee] members agreed that the guidance it had issued following its August meeting regarding the likelihood of a further cut in [the] bank rate had expired," the Bank said. ...
Inflation 'set to soar to 4% by late 2017' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 2nd of November 2016 12:01:29 AM
....". Although the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) is not likely to raise interest rates in response, according to Mr Tombs, he said that the fall in sterling meant the MPC had little room to manoeuvre. ...
Mark Carney to leave Bank of England in June 2019 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 31st of October 2016 06:33:09 PM
...."If he does stay, it's got to be on the basis that he's not the rock star banker who presumes to tell Scotland whether to stay and Britain which way to vote, but rather sticks narrowly to his brief," Mr Hannan told BBC Radio 4's Today programme. However, Dame Kate Barker, a member of the Bank's Monetary Policy Committee between 2001 and 2010, told BBC 5 live that criticism of Mr Carney was not justified. ...
UK economy grows 0.5% in three months after Brexit vote image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 27th of October 2016 08:32:51 AM
...."There is little evidence of a pronounced effect in the immediate aftermath of the vote," the ONS said. The stronger than expected growth will further dampen expectations that the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee will cut interest rates next week. ...
Skilled workers 'may be exempt from immigration controls': Hammond image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of October 2016 03:27:09 PM
....However, the Chancellor admitted that some banks and financial firms were being "realistic and are looking at other options beyond passporting to protect their interests". Mr Hammond also insisted that the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee, which sets interest rates, would remain responsible for monetary policy. ...
UK industrial output weakens while trade deficit widens image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 7th of October 2016 10:06:39 AM
.... . While Friday's data was worse than expected, analysts do not expect the Bank of England to announce an immediate cut in interest rates, though they do not rule out a reduction in borrowing costs by the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) by the end of the year. ...
UK interest rates left unchanged at 0.25% image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 15th of September 2016 11:32:34 AM
....25% but says another cut is still a possibility. The decision of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) to leave rates at their new, historically low, level was no surprise. ...
Bank of England's Minouche Shafik leaves to run the LSE image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 12th of September 2016 10:38:49 AM
....Minouche Shafik, one of the Bank of England's deputy governors, is leaving to become the director of the London School of Economics. She is one of only two women on the Bank's nine-member Monetary Policy Committee, which sets interest rates. ...

The two big tests awaiting the Prime Minister's 'Mayconomics' agenda
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 13th of August 2016 06:48:38 AM
.... One approach would be to widen the goals of monetary policy. The American equivalent of our Monetary Policy Committee is charged with maximising employment as well as keeping inflation within certain bounds. ...
Bank spells out chance of further rate cut this year image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 5th of August 2016 08:15:56 AM
....3% forecast in May. The Bank's governor, Mark Carney, said that a majority of the nine-member Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) backed another cut if subsequent data showed the economy was deteriorating. ...
UK interest rates cut to 0.25% image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 4th of August 2016 11:32:10 AM
....Governor Mark Carney said there was scope to cut the interest rate further. He said that a majority of the nine-member Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) backed another cut if subsequent data showed the economy was deteriorating. ...
Blow to SAVERS: Bank of England CUTS interest rate to record LOW for first time in 7 years image
....But policymakers predicted Britain would avoid a recession following the vote to leave the European Union (EU). The Bank's Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) delivered an emergency package of measures worth £170 billion, as part of efforts to smooth Britain's economy. ...
Rate cut 'foregone conclusion' as economy slows sharply image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of August 2016 09:25:13 AM
.... . Taken together with the manufacturing and construction data, Markit said a cut in interest rates by the Bank of England - expected following Thursday's meeting of the Monetary Policy Committee - was a foregone conclusion. ...
Brexit 'means economy faces 50/50 recession chance' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 2nd of August 2016 11:03:28 PM
....The pick-up in inflation to 3% will mainly be due to the recent fall in the value of the pound, but that should be ignored by the Bank of England the Institute said. "The Monetary Policy Committee should 'look through' this temporary rise in inflation and ease monetary policy substantially in the coming months," Mr Kirby said. ...
UK factory activity falls 'at fastest pace for three years' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 1st of August 2016 09:15:13 AM
....7 in the period from 24 June to 20 July. The latest economic data comes as the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) prepares to issue its latest interest rate-setting decision on Thursday. ...
Unequal deal image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 31st of July 2016 11:20:36 PM
....There is no guarantee that there will be a rate cut. In fact, some members of the Bank's rate setting body, the Monetary Policy Committee, have been cautious about an early move. ...
Bank of England economist says sledgehammer needed for economy image
....5%, where it has been since March 2009. But minutes from the meeting of the Monetary Policy Committee, which includes Mr Haldane, said: "Most members of the committee expect monetary policy to be loosened in August. ...
UK interest rates held at 0.5% image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 14th of July 2016 11:25:11 AM
....5% despite speculation that it would cut rates. The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) voted 8-1 to leave rates unchanged, but minutes of the meeting showed most members expect the Bank will take some action next month. ...
Pound jumps as Bank keeps rates on hold image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 14th of July 2016 08:36:29 AM
....25% at the very least. However, the Bank's Monetary Policy Committee voted by 8-1 to hold rates, although minutes of the meeting showed they "expect monetary policy to be loosened in August". ...
Interest rates could be cut to new low image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 13th of July 2016 11:03:54 PM
....The Bank of England could make the first cut to UK interest rates in more than seven years on Thursday. Mark Carney, the Bank governor, has indicated that the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) would vote to cut rates in July or August. ...
Carney defends private Osborne Brexit meetings image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 12th of July 2016 12:00:42 PM
.... . Mr Carney was limited about what he could say about interest rates as he is in "purdah" ahead of Thursday's Monetary Policy Committee decision. ...
Savers braced for 'tougher times' as rate cut considered image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 11th of July 2016 11:55:29 AM
....5% is a possibility, and financial markets are speculating that the rate will be lowered to 0. 25% on Thursday following the latest meeting of the Bank's Monetary Policy Committee. ...
Savers need to act fast to protect themselves from cuts in interest rates image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 6th of July 2016 01:43:00 PM
....Some will see this as a panicky move, given that UK stock markets were already stabilising after the initial Brexit shock, while a rate cut will be another blow for savers. Ian Kernohan, economist at Royal London Asset Management, says the Bank’s first move could come as early as next week, with this month’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) rate-setting meeting due on Thursday July 14. ...
Pound falls as Bank of England hints at fresh stimulus measures image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 30th of June 2016 03:32:54 PM
....Mr Carney was speaking to business leaders in his second speech since the UK's vote to leave the EU. "In my view, and I am not pre-judging the views of the other independent Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) members, the economic outlook has deteriorated and some monetary policy easing will likely be required over the summer," he said. ...
Brexit: Five changes to your finances image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 27th of June 2016 01:59:54 PM
....Although protection is based on an EU agreed level, the first £75,000 of savings per person, per institution is protected and safe should a bank, building society or credit union go bust. The Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee has not made any emergency change to the Bank rate which is at its record low of 0. ...
Stock markets tumble after Leave vote image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 24th of June 2016 05:42:39 PM
....Meanwhile, shares in Santander - the eurozone's largest bank - fell almost 20% in Madrid. David Tinsley at UBS said there would be "a significant rise in economic uncertainty" and that the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) was expected to take action, including interest rate cuts and an extension of its quantitative easing programme. ...
Property market lull may follow vote to leave EU image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 24th of June 2016 11:58:50 AM
.... . David Tinsley, from Swiss bank UBS, said the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) was expected to make interest rate cuts and extend its quantitative easing programme. ...
Pound plunges after Leave vote image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 24th of June 2016 06:13:25 AM
...."Following the outcome of the referendum, and given current market volatility, while IAG continues to expect a significant increase in operating profit this year, it no longer expects to generate an absolute operating profit increase similar to 2015," it said. David Tinsley at UBS said there would be "a significant rise in economic uncertainty" and that the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) was expected to take action, including interest rate cuts and an extension of its quantitative easing programme. ...
New economic data to show zero progress on jobs recovery image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 12th of June 2016 02:35:00 PM
....”. On Thursday the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) is widely expected to say that its members have voted to keep interest rates at 0. ...
Inflation falls as air fares become cheaper and high street clothes shops slash prices image
.... Pay is growing faster than prices, boosting families’ spending power. “Last week the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee warned that a vote to leave the EU would put this all at risk by hitting GDP and increasing inflation. ...
Fury at Bank of England as Mark Carney warns Brexit could lead to RECESSION image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Thursday 12th of May 2016 12:38:00 PM
....As the Bank's Governor Mark Carney today went one step further and said a Brexit could tip the economy into recession. Voting to leave the bloc could "materially" lower growth, according to the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC), as it kept interest rates on hold at 0. ...
City news: Pure Gym, Stock Spirits and Bank of England image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Saturday 16th of April 2016 07:25:00 AM
....________________________________________________________. VETERAN Citigroup economist Michael Saunders is to join the Bank of England’s interest rate-setting Monetary Policy Committee. ...
Bank of England appoints Michael Saunders to MPC image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 15th of April 2016 03:40:54 PM
.... Weale joined the nine-strong committee in 2010 having previously headed the National Institute of Economic and Social Research. Michael Saunders appointed as external member of Monetary Policy Committee@bankofengland https://t. ...
Citigroup economist to be UK rate setter image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 15th of April 2016 02:16:06 PM
. Citigroup economist Michael Saunders is to replace Martin Weale as one of the nine members on the Bank of England's interest rate-setting Monetary Policy Committee (MPC), the Treasury has said. ...
Scaremongering? Bank of England blames BREXIT FEARS as it keeps interest rates the same image
. Despite the base rate being held at near rock bottom for the last seven years and there being little evidence of any great impact ahead of the EU vote, the Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) claimed today uncertainty over the referendum was part of the reason for the stagnating economy. ...
Bank warns EU vote may hit growth image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 14th of April 2016 11:18:20 AM
....5%. All nine members of the Bank's Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) voted to keep rates at their record low, where they have now been for over seven years. ...
Source : Reuters [Read Article] Thursday 14th of April 2016 11:04:53 AM
....This was the strongest warning yet from the body that sets British interest rates and comes two days after the International Monetary Fund said the world economy could suffer if Britain votes to leave the EU in a referendum on June 23. "Such a vote might result in an extended period of uncertainty about the economic outlook, including about the prospects for export growth," the Bank's Monetary Policy Committee said in minutes from their April 13 meeting. ...
Source : Reuters [Read Article] Thursday 14th of April 2016 11:04:53 AM
....An overwhelming majority of economists in a Reuters poll on Wednesday said a British vote to leave the EU would hurt the economy [ECILT/GB]. The nine members of the Monetary Policy Committee were unanimous in their view that interest rates should stay at their record low 0. ...
Curse of negative interest rates: Central banks' radical policy could trigger MAYHEM image
....4 per cent, following similar moves by the Bank of Japan, Sweden and Denmark. Members of the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee have also voiced the possibility of negative rates in Britain. ...
UK inflation rate rises to 0.5% image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 12th of April 2016 08:39:32 AM
.... . "Although inflation rose by more than expected, the overall trend remains weak, and places little pressure on the Monetary Policy Committee," he said. ...
Source : Reuters [Read Article] Thursday 31st of March 2016 12:52:01 PM
.... But if actual inflation rises steadily in coming months, as we expect, then inflation expectations may well track higher again. The Monetary Policy Committee are likely to be highly alert to any such signs," he said. ...
Source : Reuters [Read Article] Thursday 31st of March 2016 12:52:01 PM
.... But if actual inflation rises steadily in coming months, as we expect, then inflation expectations may well track higher again. The Monetary Policy Committee are likely to be highly alert to any such signs," he said. ...
Interest rates remain FROZEN as Bank of England warns of referendum risks  image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Thursday 17th of March 2016 01:56:00 PM
. All members of the Bank's Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) agreed rates should be frozen at 0. ...
Bank holds UK interest rates at 0.5% image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 17th of March 2016 12:33:45 PM
....5% once again by the Bank of England. All nine members of the Bank's Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) voted to keep rates at their record low, where they have now been for seven years. ...
Source : Reuters [Read Article] Thursday 17th of March 2016 12:07:48 PM
....It was the second month in a row policymakers voted unanimously to keep rates at a record low 0. 5 percent after Ian McCafferty, an external member of the Monetary Policy Committee, last month abandoned his rate hike vote citing a weaker outlook for wages. ...
Source : Reuters [Read Article] Thursday 17th of March 2016 12:07:48 PM
....It was the second month in a row policymakers voted unanimously to keep rates at a record low 0. 5 percent after Ian McCafferty, an external member of the Monetary Policy Committee, last month abandoned his rate hike vote citing a weaker outlook for wages. ...
.... . Like the Monetary Policy Committee as a whole, he said the next move in rates is more likely to be up than down, though gave no hint on timing. ...
....5 percent for seven years. None of the 59 economists polled expect any move when the Bank's Monetary Policy Committee meets on March 17. ...
Stamp duty hike spurs buy-to-let spree from investors image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 6th of March 2016 12:01:00 AM
....Elsewhere, yesterday marked the seventh anniversary of ultra-low interest rates. The Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee cut the base rate from 1 per cent to 0. ...
VIDEO: Interest rates 'might go down' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 5th of March 2016 08:44:06 AM
. Interest rates will likely fall further in Britain and remain at near record low levels until 2021, a former Monetary Policy Committee member says. ...
Blanchflower: Rates will go down not up image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 4th of March 2016 11:02:24 PM
. Interest rates will likely fall further in Britain and remain at near record low levels until 2021, a former Monetary Policy Committee member says. ...
Services sector ‘blow’ fuels rate talks image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Friday 4th of March 2016 12:01:00 AM
....”. Bank of England Governor Mark Carney hinted to MPs last month the Monetary Policy Committee could cut rates towards zero if a global downturn intensified. ...
Services growth at near three-year low image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 3rd of March 2016 09:55:42 AM
....". Martin Beck, senior economic adviser to the EY Item Club, said the PMI readings would provide "plenty of food for thought" for the Bank of England's rate-setting Monetary Policy Committee. ...
Source : Reuters [Read Article] Tuesday 23rd of February 2016 12:40:33 PM
....CONTINGENCY PLANS. Gertjan Vlieghe, the newest member of the Monetary Policy Committee, said he might vote for a rate cut if the global economy worsened. ...
Source : Reuters [Read Article] Tuesday 23rd of February 2016 12:40:33 PM
....CONTINGENCY PLANS. Gertjan Vlieghe, the newest member of the Monetary Policy Committee, said he might vote for a rate cut if the global economy worsened. ...
Pound hovers around $1.40 level image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 23rd of February 2016 10:30:34 AM
....". Gertjan Vlieghe, a member of the Bank's Monetary Policy Committee, added: "It is possible that at some point that increased uncertainty from foreign exchange investors also ends up manifesting itself in increased uncertainty by households and businesses, which may or may not reduce or delay their spending. ...
How to solve the housing crisis image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 21st of February 2016 09:06:16 PM
.... • How many houses politicians have promised – and how many they've actually built . Author of the Barker Review of Housing Supply in 2004, Dame Kate is a non-executive director of Taylor Wimpey and a former Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee member . ...
Source : Reuters [Read Article] Friday 19th of February 2016 07:37:54 AM
....Markets now point to a chance the Bank could cut interest rates from their present record low of 0. 5 percent, despite Carney saying two weeks ago that all Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) members believe the next move will be a hike. ...
Source : Reuters [Read Article] Friday 19th of February 2016 07:22:31 AM
....Markets now point to a chance the BoE could cut interest rates from their present record low of 0. 5 percent, despite Carney saying two weeks ago that all Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) members believe the next move will be a hike. ...
Bank of England deputy says 2019 rate hike expectations not justified image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 18th of February 2016 07:26:16 PM
.... Sir Jon Cunliffe is deputy governor in charge of financial stability. Sir Jon, who is one of the nine members of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) that sets interest rates, said market bets were either “wrong” or reflected the idea that low growth and low inflation was the “new normal”. ...
Source : Reuters [Read Article] Thursday 18th of February 2016 11:59:34 AM
....Worries about the health of the global economy and banks have sent investors fleeing into safe assets over the past month, prompting markets to reverse expectations that the BoE could raise interest rates any time soon. Monetary Policy Committee member Cunliffe said market pricing of the BoE's first rate hike had been pushed out by two years compared with only a month ago, into the second quarter of 2019. ...
Global growth concerns to delay interest rate move, warns Nationwide image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 12th of February 2016 08:53:23 AM
.... . As a result it now does not expect the Monetary Policy Committee to increase interest rates until late 2016 at the earliest. ...
It is time to be more optimistic about the global economy image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 5th of February 2016 06:14:28 PM
.... The words “global” and “world” featured 88 times in the document and 20 times in the accompanying set of minutes. Global economic weakness is one of the key reasons why the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) is reluctant to raise interest rates. ...
No one knows what's coming - as the Bank of England has proved image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 4th of February 2016 09:05:44 PM
.... The Bank of England has become even more dovish. All nine members of the Monetary Policy Committee voted to keep rates on hold, and it seems utterly implausible that anything could lead to a rate rise this year. ...

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