Bank of England (BOE)

BoE reduces pace of bond-buys, raises forecasts

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BoE's Bailey: We have to watch inflation very carefully

Bank of England (BoE) Governor Andrew Bailey reiterated on Monday that he doesn't want to be dismissive about inflation concerns and added they see it as a story about an economy that is recovering, as reported by Reuters. "Data on employment show corner has been turned."

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Breaking: BoE leaves policy rate and QE unchanged as expected

The Bank of England's (BoE) Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) decided to leave the benchmark interest rate unchanged at 0.10% at its May policy meeting and kept the Asset Purchase Facility steady at £895 billion as widely expected. The British pound came under strong selling pressure with the initial market reaction and the GBP/USD pair slumped to a daily low of 1.3857.

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Brexit is far from over

The UK has formally left the EU on January 31, 2020. However, Britain remains in a transition period, retaining most rights and obligations throughout the transition period which expires at the end of the year.

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has ruled out extending the implementation phase despite the COVID-19 pandemic. The deadline to request for such a prolongation passed on June 30. Without an accord, Britain will shift to World Trade Organization rules in 2021, an outcome seen as unfavorable for both sides, and especially the UK.

Several rounds of face-to-face and online talks have failed to yield substantial progress, with London and Brussels unable to reach a "landing zone" on fisheries, regulation, and a "level-playing field" – the EU's demand that the UK follows its rules in return for easy market access. Several political analysts expect to see progress only close to year-end.

What is the BOE?

Founded in 1694, the Bank of England (BoE) is the central bank of the United Kingdom. Sometimes known as the ‘Old Lady’ of Threadneedle Street, the Bank’s mission is "to promote the good of the people of the United Kingdom by maintaining monetary and financial stability".

The Bank of England is responsible for keeping the UK’s economy on the right track. They operate monetary policy by moving Bank Rate up and down and, in certain circumstances, we also supplement this with measures such as quantitative easing.

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Who is BOE's president?

Andrew Bailey is Governor of the BoE and Chairman of the Monetary Policy Committee, Financial Policy Committee and the Prudential Regulation Committee. The Governor joined the Bank on 16 March 2020. His appointment as Governor was approved by Her Majesty the Queen.


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The World Interest Rates Table

The World Interest Rates Table reflects the current interest rates of the main countries around the world, set by their respective Central Banks. Rates typically reflect the health of individual economies, as in a perfect scenario, Central Banks tend to rise rates when the economy is growing and therefore instigate inflation.