The Bank of England (BoE) is set to raise its policy rate by 50 bps. In the opinion of economists at Commerzbank, even a 75 bps hike will not be sufficient to lift the British pound.
BoE under particular pressure to deliver a courageous rate hike
“The BoE is under particular pressure today to deliver a courageous rate hike. However, even a 75 bps rate hike (expected is rather a 50 bps hike) is not likely to be sufficient to provide a lasting breather for sterling.
“The dire growth outlook, rising government debt and high current account deficit point towards depreciation pressure on sterling continuing for now.”
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