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Chief economist update: Global easing
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 13 AUG 2019
... 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% this time last year while at the same time maintaining "the stock of UK government ...
Chief economist update: The UK is not OK
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 12 AUG 2019
... continuing deterioration in the UK's economic fundamentals has ignited BOE rate cut speculations. But with the Bank Rate at 0.75% -- just 50 bps above its record low of 0.25% -- and QE still in place, it's not the liquidity and the cost of borrowing ...
Chief economist update: BOE lets peers do the heavy lifting
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 21 JUN 2019
... for the United Kingdom's eventual trading relationship with the European Union and were conditioned on a path for Bank Rate that rose to around 1% by the end of the forecast period." In those projections, GDP growth was a little below potential during ...
Chief economist update: Hoping for the best, preparing for the worst of Brexit
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 4 APR 2019
When its monetary policy committee met on 21 March and voted 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. ...
Chief economist update: Breaking up is hard to do
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 14 MAR 2019
... So much so, it allowed the BOE to raise interest rates twice since the Brexit referendum - a 25 bps increase in the Bank Rate from 0.25% to 0.5% in February 2017 and then another hike to 0.75% in August 2018. On the flipside, "Remainers" can point to ...
Why the RBA has reason to cut rates in 2019
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 9 JAN 2019
... policies to revive its slowing economy. To these, let's include the domestic headlines. "NAB pushes out Reserve Bank rate hike forecast to 2020 from 2019" (Australian Financial Review) and "ANZ abandons its call for RBA rate hikes next year as the ...
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
... 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 bank's forward guidance ...
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
... 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 August Monetary Policy Council (MPC) meeting. To be sure, the British ...
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