Vladimír Urbánek (Kurzy.cz)
Macroeconomics  |  April 04, 2013 14:17:20

Bank of England keeps rates and buy assets at rest

Bank of England decided today to keep the setting of rates and the asset purchase program unchanged at current levels. Ie. base repo rate remains at a historic low 0.5% and the extent of asset purchases to 375 mld.GBP. Such a development expected the vast majority of the market.
Detailed minutes of the meeting will be published on the 17th April.

Zero BoE action reflects concerns about the central bank's inflation. It accelerated in February to 2.8%, which exceeds 2 percent long-term goal. The economy is showing signs of slow recovery, which could alternate contraction of the end of last year.

British Pound in response to the weakening by about 0.4% against the dollar. Since the beginning of the pound against the U.S. currency has lost 7.3%.

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