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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
... economic 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 ...
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
... global 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 ...
Chief economist update: A good problem to have?
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 30 APR 2019
... ride 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: Hoping for the best, preparing for the worst of Brexit
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 4 APR 2019
... 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. "The economic outlook will continue to depend significantly ...
Chief economist update: Be fearful when indicators show no fear
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 18 MAR 2019
... months and a bit after ending its €2.6 trillion asset purchase programme (APP) on 31 December 2018); the Bank of England (BOE) remains a central bank in waiting (for the final outcome of Brexit); and the Bank of Japan (BOJ) - which kept monetary ...
Chief economist update: Prepare for lift-off
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 11 MAR 2019
... speculations from the European Central Bank (ECB) and the Bank of Japan (BOJ); and, hawkish policy leanings from the Bank of England ("an ongoing tightening of monetary policy would be appropriate"); Bank of Canada ("interest rates to its neutral range ...
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 ...
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