BoE to leave the policy rate unchanged – Rabobank


Rabobank analysts are expecting the Bank of England to leave the policy rate unchanged at 0.75% on Thursday 7 November.

Key Quotes

“This is also the consensus view and GBP OIS implies virtually no chance of a move in either direction at this week’s meeting.”

“Whilst the OIS market is –on balance– still looking for a rate cut in the first half of 2020, the implied probabilities have closely tracked those of a no-deal Brexit.”

“The immediate threat of a no-deal Brexit has been averted, but the uncertainty prevails. The UK is heading for a Christmas election, and even Johnson’s Brexit-deal leaves open a wide range of future possible trading relationships, including no trade agreement at all.”

“Business investment has been in the doldrums for almost two years, while cracks have also started to become visible in the labour market. There is a good chance that sustained weakness on this front tilts the balance within the MPC. We now expect two rate cuts in 2020.”

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