Bank of England (BoE) Governor Andrew Bailey is delivering his remarks on the policy outlook and responding to questions from the press following the bank's decision to hike the policy rate by 50 basis points to 1.75%.
"BOE will not comment on Conservative leadership candidates' plans."
"BOE has a very clear mandate of price stability."
"Consequences of Russia's actions in Ukraine have a serious economic impact."
"Political pressures have been very well managed since BOE independence."
"I have not abandoned the narrow path analogy for UK policy outlook."
"A number of central banks have a similar narrow path to tread."
About Andrew Bailey (via bankofengland.co.uk)
"Andrew Bailey previously held the role of Deputy Governor, Prudential Regulation and CEO of the PRA from 1 April 2013. While retaining his role as Executive Director of the Bank, Andrew joined the Financial Services Authority in April 2011 as Deputy Head of the Prudential Business Unit and Director of UK Banks and Building Societies. In July 2012, Andrew became Managing Director of the Prudential Business Unit, with responsibility for the prudential supervision of banks, investment banks and insurance companies. Andrew was appointed as a voting member of the interim Financial Policy Committee at its June 2012 meeting."
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