No surprises as dovish BoE holds rates at historic lows

04 August, 2017, 00:37 | Author: Chad Mckenzie
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"The Brexit process is really only just beginning, and it will have many long-lasting implications".

Although the pound is reacting to the diminished hawkish contingent at the BOE coupled with the decline in the growth forecasts, the pound may also weaken on the back of flip-flopping Carney.

The Bank's forecast downgrade for the United Kingdom economy came as it said reduced consumer spending will drag GDP growth to 1.7 per cent this year, down from a previous forecast of 1.9 per cent.

The Bank expects inflation, which was at 2.6% in June, to peak at 3% in October before dropping back in 2018.

When they last met in June, rate-setters on Threadneedle Street voted by a narrow 5-3 margin to keep interest rates at 0.25 percent. One of the three has since left the committee.

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Britain's pound hit $1.32 on Monday for the first time in over 10 months, as investors eyed this week's Bank of England "Super Thursday" for a steer on whether record-low interest rates could soon be lifted for the first time in more than a decade.

"The BOE's attempts to prepare markets for future hikes have fallen on deaf ears for now which could mean volatility in these instruments remains for the foreseeable future as we try to make sense of both the economic and monetary policy environment", he said.

"Brexit even overshadows consumer borrowing, which the Bank has lately sounded anxious about. The chances of a 2017 rate hike now look dead and buried".

Quantitative easing was also unanimously kept unchanged at £435bn and corporate bond purchases remained at £10bn. It also said a bank lending scheme would end as on schedule in February 2018.

The last Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting saw a surprise shift in the plate tectonics among policymakers, with three of eight members voting for an increase in United Kingdom interest rates.

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The split on the MPC over what to do with rates highlights the challenge facing the central bank.

"When combined with the recent weakening in inflation, the effect has been to suggest that United Kingdom consumers could have a more enjoyable second half". Additionally, expected wage growth - which is a major factor in the BOE's monetary policy decisions - was slashed to 3% from 3.5% for 2018.

Hammond told a French newspaper over the weekend that Britain does not intend to lower taxes far below the European average in order to remain competitive after Brexit, but rather will keep a socio-economic model that is "recognisably European". The outlook for 2019 was maintained at 1.8 percent.

Forty per cent of the Bank's decision maker panel, which collects information on business conditions, is impacted by Brexit supply chain issues and other uncertainties, the Governor adds.

Inflation is expected to remain around 2.75 percent until early next year.

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"The Inflation Report press conference may see additional volatility in the pound this afternoon as traders interpret Governor Carney's comments for any guidance on the direction of policy in light of the Bank's updated projections".

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