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Chief economist update: Brexit la la la
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 8 NOV 2019
... around August this year. The Bank of England's (BOE) monetary policy statement published after the monetary policy committee meeting of October 7 - where it kept policy settings unchanged - was more optimistic on Brexit. "In October, the UK and EU ...
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
... However, faced with the same 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 ...
Chief economist update: Same challenges, differing reactions
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 9 MAY 2019
... Orr verbally delivered the news that: "The Official Cash Rate (OCR) has been reduced to 1.5%." "The Monetary Policy Committee decided a lower OCR is necessary to support the outlook for employment and inflation consistent with its policy remit." Under ...
Chief economist update: A good problem to have?
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 30 APR 2019
... 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 no change in monetary policy, at least until the last day of October this ...
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: UK economy slows on Brexit woes
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 12 FEB 2019
... 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 further ...
Chief economist update: Rush hour is over for the BOE
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 5 JUN 2018
... the UK slowing, the BOE would no longer be in a hurry to raise interest rates. Certainly not at its Monetary Policy Committee meeting scheduled for June 21. Ben Ong is the Director of Economics and Investments at Rainmaker Group. He previously worked ...
Chief economist update: BOE fails market expectations
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 11 MAY 2018
... took 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 ...
Gesundheit
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 13 FEB 2018
... 5.75% - when it met on the February 7 (right in the midst of the upheaval on Wall Street). In fact, one monetary policy committee member voted to increase interest rates by 25 basis points. This is because although there's no doubt about the Indian economy's ...
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