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Chief economist update: BOE lets peers do the heavy lifting

BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 21 JUN 2019
It appears the Bank of England (BOE) is marching to a different tune. While the BOE's monetary policy committee decided to keep current monetary policy settings at its June meeting just like the Fed and the Bank of Japan, it offered an opposing ...

Chief economist update: BOE going the wrong way?

BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 11 JUN 2019
... Saunders said that, "We probably would have to return to something like a neutral stance earlier than markets project... the MPC does not necessarily have to keep rates on hold until all Brexit uncertainties are resolved". This echoes the BOE's chief ...

Chief economist update: UK economy slows on Brexit woes

BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 12 FEB 2019
When the Bank of England (BOE) decided to keep monetary policy settings unchanged following its February 7 monetary policy committee meeting, it acknowledged in its statement that: "UK economic growth slowed in late 2018 and appears to have weakened ...

Chief economist update: BOE waiting on Brexit

BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 2 NOV 2018
When the Bank of England's (BOE) Monetary Policy Council (MPC) unanimously voted to raise the Bank Rate by 25 bps to 0.75% on the 2nd of August, BOE governor Mark Carney was quoted as saying, "The mistake is to always wait, wait, wait until you ...

The BOE's got no problem

BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 23 AUG 2018
When the Bank of England's (BOE) Monetary Policy Council (MPC) unanimously voted to raise the Bank Rate by 25 bps to 0.75% on August 2, BOE governor Mark Carney was quoted as saying: "The mistake is to always wait, wait, wait until you have perfect ...

Chief economist update: Heaven can wait but the BOE couldn't

BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 3 AUG 2018
... ahead and did it. It lifted the Bank Rate by 25 basis points to 0.75% at the conclusion of its August Monetary Policy Council (MPC) meeting. To be sure, the British central bank had been itching to do so back in May. Despite the slowdown in the UK economy ...

Chief economist update: Three ayes for a rate hike

BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 22 JUN 2018
... meeting where Governor Carney hinted at a rate hike months before, but didn't). "At its meeting ending on 20 June 2018, the MPC voted by a majority of 6-3 to maintain Bank Rate at 0.5%. The Committee voted unanimously to maintain the stock of sterling ...

Chief economist update: BOE fails market expectations

BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 11 MAY 2018
... the Bank rate up to 0.5% with another 25 bps increase when it meets again on May 10. The Bank's Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) met as scheduled, but decided to keep monetary policy settings unchanged. The FTSE-100 index closed 0.5% higher on the day ...

BOE does what it said it would do

BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 3 NOV 2017
... it would do -- it lifted the Bank Rate by 25 basis points to 0.5% following its 2 November monetary policy council meeting (MPC). The announcement marks the first time in more than a decade that the BOE raised its key overnight benchmark rate. The UK ...

Go ahead BOE, make my day

BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 18 OCT 2017
... forward guidance gained greater impetus when it was collaborated by a dove turned hawk. In a speech the following day, external MPC member Gertjan Vlieghe - considered one of the most dovish members of the council - told his audience that "the evolution ...