Bank of England Raises Interest Rates 25bps to 4.25%, Projects Inflation Likely Peaked

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    Helmholtz Watson
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    “After today’s #BoE hike and commentary we look for them to conclude its hiking cycle with a 25bps increase to 4.25% in March
    With an expectation for 100bps in cuts over the course of 2024.”

    Given that the BoE expects services inflation to continue rising, the bar will likely be met for further tightening next month as suggested by “if there were to be evidence of more persistent pressures.”

    UK economy is set to remain weak amid the cost-of-living crisis and high interest rates, as well as weak consumer and business sentiment, hobbled by strikes and the lingering impact of Brexit.

    #53146
    Truman
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    BOE Governor Bailey testified before Parliament’s Treasury Committee that he thinks inflation will come down sharply this year, but that risks remain, according to Bloomberg

    #54126
    Truman
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    Bank of England Governor Bailey said that additional rate hikes may be appropriate, but nothing has been decided yet.

    #52746
    Helmholtz Watson
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    The Bank of England MPC at its March meeting Thursday raised the key bank rate by 25 bps from 4.00% to 4.20% as expected. It was the 11th consecutive
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