Posts Tagged ‘monetary policy committee’

MPC Looking More Hawkish Despite Interest Rate Hold

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

The EY ITEM Club takes a look at today's Monetary Policy Committee decision (more…)

UK Interests Rates Stay at 0.25%

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017

The Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) today voted by a six to two majority to maintain the bank rate at 0.25 percent. (more…)

A Decade of Low Interest Rates has Squeezed Savers

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

Today, 5th July 2017, is the tenth anniversary of low interest rates. It’s been ten years since the Bank of England last raised interest rates. (more…)

Bank of England will hold off from raising interest rates

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

We maintain the view that the Bank of England will hold off from raising interest rates in 2017 says EY ITEM Club

Despite close MPC vote interest rates may not rise in near term

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

With the UK economy struggling, economic and political uncertainty magnified by the election result, and earnings growth very weak, a compelling case can still be made for the Bank of England to hold off from any interest rate hike. (more…)

Bank of England Monetary Policy Unchanged as Predicted

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

The Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee voted by a majority of 5-3 to keep the Bank rate at 0.25 percent, but voted unanimously (more…)

No rise in interest rates in sight for at least another year

Thursday, March 17th, 2016

Another unanimous vote to keep rates on hold with no rise in interest rates in sight for at least another year. (more…)

The MPC’s forecasts and the yield curve: predictions versus promises

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015

Are communications about the path of future policy treated as an unconditional promise?


Monetary Policy Committee sends out dovish signals

Thursday, November 5th, 2015

MPC surprises markets with unexpectedly dovish tones on interest rates


Monetary Policy Committee voted 8 to 1 to keep rates on hold

Thursday, October 8th, 2015

MPC voted 8-1 to keep rates on hold but were unanimous on status quo regarding purchased assets


Monetary Policy Committee publication dates for 2016 and provisional dates for 2017

Thursday, September 24th, 2015

This Bank of England news release provides more information on MPC publication dates in 2016 and 2017.

Under current legislation, the MPC must meet and announce a policy decision at least once a month. (more…)

Much ado about something important: How do exchange rate movements affect inflation?

Friday, September 11th, 2015

In a speech today, Monetary Policy Committee member, Professor Kristin Forbes explores the flaws in our current understanding of the relationship between exchange rate movements and inflation. (more…)

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