Bank of England holds rate, cuts growth forecast

11 May, 2018, 01:02 | Author: Franklin Nunez
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"We think the momentum in the economy is going to reassert", Carney told reporters in London. And this is what warrants only very gradual and limited path of interest rate hikes in the UK.

But in a press conference Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said the "underlying pace of growth remains more resilient than the headline data suggests". Whilst labour data has remained strong with solid earnings growth, rising oil prices will be offset with a stronger pound. At its meeting ending on 9 May 2018, the MPC voted by a majority of 7-2 to maintain Bank Rate at 0.5%.

A rise in United States 10 year yields back above the psychological 3.0% level helped support the greenback, while offsetting some of the concerns over Donald Trump's decision to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal on Tuesday evening.

The Bank of England leaves interest rates unchanged at 0.5%. GDP rose by just 0.1 percent in the first quarter of this year, though economic activity was quite significantly affected by wintry weather-hitting both construction output and retail sales.

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The Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee has voted to keep interest rates on hold at 0.5 per cent.

As for the near-term, it is worth remembering that any move after the Bank's announcement can be swiftly reversed, as it was on February 8 - the last time a decision was accompanied by publication of an Inflation Report.

The inflation report also showed that about a one-quarter-point hike a year will be needed to return inflation to the goal after the first increase in a decade last November.

Cheetham said that hike "now appears to have been more a case of a reversal of the post-Brexit cut rather than the beginning of a sustained cycle of interest rate increases".

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"Six years into the current economic cycle, we are arguably closer to the end than the beginning and when the eventual slowdown does come it is important that the Bank of England has sufficient room to cut interest rates in order to stimulate the economy".

Recent data also showed United Kingdom inflation unexpectedly slowed in March to 2.5 percent - the lowest level in a year.

Just a few weeks ago, investors thought the bank would raise the rate by a quarter-point to its highest level since early 2009.

"The inflation report and the minutes weren't particularly hawkish, but Carney was doing his utmost best to sound similar to February in order to support the Bank's credibility and to keep market expectations of a couple of future rate hikes alive".

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The decision met expectations following a raft of gloomy economic data pointing to slowing growth and weaker inflation as Britain readies for its exit from the European Union in March 2019.

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