Bank of England narrowly votes in favour of holding interest rates
Bank of England narrowly votes in favour of holding interest rates
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16 June, 2017, 06:21
The votes to keep the asset-purchase program unchanged were unanimous.
Corporate bond purchases stock will remain at £10bn, while United Kingdom government bond purchases stay at £435bn.
Set against a backdrop of disappointing retail sales, slowing growth, shrinking real wages and heightened political uncertainty, Hargreaves Landown's senior economist, Ben Brettell, said the increased votes for a raise were "somewhat surprising".
The greater-than-expected inflation overshoot and the diminished trade-off between returning inflation to the BoE's 2 percent target and sustaining economic growth also posed trouble, according to the MPC.
"For the moment the balance of power still rests with the doves in the MPC however, and it's worthy of note that expectations of an interest rate rise have been confounded for many years now". Inflation could rise above 3% by the autumn, and is likely to remain above the target for an extended period as sterling's depreciation continues to feed through into the prices of consumer goods and services.
Rising inflation and a further fall in the pound have become the BoE's main concerns since its last rates meeting in May.
"In contrast, pay growth has moderated further from already subdued rates", it cautioned. "It was too early with confidence how large and persistent" that slowdown would be, the MPC said in a statement alongside the policy announcement.
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Monetary policy can not prevent either the necessary real adjustment as the United Kingdom moves towards its new global trading arrangements or the weaker real income growth that is likely to accompany that adjustment over the next few years.
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"Looking ahead, key considerations in judging the appropriate stance in monetary policy are the evolution of inflationary pressures, the persistence of weaker consumption and the degree to which it is offset by other components of demand". The first is that this is not the first time some MPC members have argued for higher rates, and then later changed their minds.
"For these three members, they're obviously focusing on the inflation number which was above consensus this week, and also on the unemployment rate itself, rather than wage growth", Rob Wood (pictured), an economist at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, said on Bloomberg Television.
The Bank of England is expected to keep interest rates on hold on Thursday despite mounting pressure to take action as households suffer amid soaring inflation.
Meanwhile the euro briefly reached its strongest spot exchange rate against the pound since early November, at €0.8867. Inflation unexpectedly hit 2.9% in May, which was the highest level since June 2013.
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