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Chief economist update: Brexit uncertainty is not all that bad
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 15 OCT 2019
... the global economic backdrop, it could be this very uncertainty over Brexit that is working in the Bank of England's (BOE) favour. It's one of the very few central banks that's forward guiding monetary policy towards higher interest rates ...
Chief economist update: Greater than the Great Recession of 2008
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 15 AUG 2019
... September 2008, policy rates among the world's major central banks were higher - 7.25% for the RBA (now 1%); 5.75% for the BOE (now 0.75%); 5.25% for the Fed (now 2.25%); 4.25% for the ECB (now 0%); and, 0.5% for the BOJ (now -0.1%). How much lower ...
Chief economist update: Global easing
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 13 AUG 2019
... recession and the latest political uncertainty in Italy where the ruling party faces a no-confidence vote. The Bank of England (BOE) despite earlier alluding to higher interest rates, has kept the Bank Rate on ice since it lifted it by 25 bps to 0.75% ...
Chief economist update: The UK is not OK
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 12 AUG 2019
When it met on August 1, the Bank of England (BOE) rightly anticipated slower GDP growth in the second quarter, saying: "After growing by 0.5% in 2019 Q1, GDP is expected to have been flat in Q2 ... reflecting both the impact of intensifying Brexit-related ...
Chief economist update: BOE flips tightening bias to easing
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 8 JUL 2019
... outlook have increased." These are, more or less, the same conditions that appear to have changed the Bank of England's (BOE) tightening bias. In his speech at the Local Government Association Annual Conference and Exhibition in Bournemouth, BOE ...
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
... challenges and the lingering uncertainty that is Brexit, external monetary policy committee member of the Bank of England (BOE) Michael Saunders said that, "We probably would have to return to something like a neutral stance earlier than markets project ...
Chief economist update: A good problem to have?
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 30 APR 2019
... across the Atlantic, and you'll find that in spite of the overhanging uncertainty that is Brexit, the Bank of England (BOE) has an easier monetary policy decision to make (its monetary policy committee meets on May 2). The odds are for the continued ...
Chief economist update: Equity market rally has legs
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 16 APR 2019
... Fed's on pause; the ECB has just announced LTRO III; the BOJ governor has said "we'll consider easing policy"; the BOE adding "gradual pace and to a limited extent" to its forward guidance that "an ongoing tightening of monetary policy over the ...
Chief economist update: Hoping for the best, preparing for the worst of Brexit
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 4 APR 2019
... unanimously to keep the Bank Rate unchanged at 0.75 and maintain bond purchases at £435 billion, the Bank of England (BOE) declared its future actions would largely depend on Brexit. "The economic outlook will continue to depend significantly on ...
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