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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 ...

ASIC gears up for Brexit

KANIKA SOOD  |  MONDAY, 11 FEB 2019
ASIC is liaising with the UK corporate regulator, Bank of England and local stakeholders to prepare for Brexit's impact, it said in a statement. ASIC said it will enter into new memorandums of understanding (MoU) with the UK's Financial Conduct Authority ...

Chief economist update: Euro contagion redux?

BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 8 FEB 2019
... Member States". And here, we still haven't factored in the UK wherein which Brexit uncertainty has prompted the Bank of England (BOE) to cut its GDP growth outlook to 1.2% this year (previously prior 1.7%) and 1.5% (from 1.7%) in 2020. Contagion ...

Industry dubious about one regulatory body: Survey

KARREN VERGARA  |  MONDAY, 10 DEC 2018
... Australia's financial services framework is similar to the UK, which is overseen by three main regulators: the Bank of England (BOE); Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA), which is a division of the BOE; and Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Singapore ...

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 ...

Chief economist update: US bond yield jump made FTSE slump

BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 5 OCT 2018
The FTSE 100 index fell by 0.4% on September 13 - the day when the Bank of England (BOE) met and announced no change in monetary policy settings, keeping the bank rate at 0.75% (after the 25bps lift in August). While the BOE's move was widely expected ...

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: Do nothing RBA

BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 7 AUG 2018
... stronger labour markets than Australia, yet wages growth there remains low. Still, the US Federal Reserve and the Bank of England went ahead and raised interest rates, highlighting the truism of BOE Governor Mark Carney's words: "The mistake is to ...

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

BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 3 AUG 2018
"The mistake is to always wait, wait, wait until you have perfect certainty." - Bank of England Governor Mark Carney The Bank of England (BOE) finally went ahead and did it. It lifted the Bank Rate by 25 basis points to 0.75% at the conclusion of its ...

Chief economist update: Three ayes for a rate hike

BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 22 JUN 2018
Just like the other major world central banks that met before it this month - the Fed, ECB and BOJ - the Bank of England (BOE) did not disappoint market expectations (unlike in its May meeting where Governor Carney hinted at a rate hike months before ...