Alain Bokobza, head of global asset allocation at Societe Generale, says an upcoming rise in gilt yields will force the Bank of England to "normalize" monetary policy and push through an interest rate hike in 2015 before the U.S. Federal Reserve.» Read More
Simon Hayes, chief UK economist at Barclays Capital joined CNBC on Wednesday to discuss the possibility of the Bank of England downgrading the growth forecast after the recent market turmoil.
The UK, with its high level of public debt, low growth, closeness to the US and reliance on financial services, was once viewed as one of the European economies most in danger of a double-dip recession.
If you're waiting for the European Central Bank to give the euro a lift, don't hold your breath, this strategist says.
"The third quarter looks like (the UK) could actually post what would be regarded as a relatively decent growth number," David Page, economist at Lloyds Bank Corporate Markets told CNBC. "If that strength were to continue into Q4, it really does put a different complexion on where the Bank of England is able to stand in what looks like a global slowdown," he added.
The UK economy will grow slower in 2011 than previously anticipated – 1.3 percent, compared to forecasts of 1.7 percent – and its 2012 growth will be a "modest" 2.2 percent, according to the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), an influential business organization.
The Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee judged that recent economic weakness had reduced the chance that interest rates would need to rise in the near term, minutes to the BoE's July meeting showed on Wednesday.
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The dollar rides some good economic news, for a change, and the Bank of England's Mervyn King delivers a scolding — time for your FX Fix.
Investors are afraid of “Armageddon” in foreign exchange markets due to concerns beyond the Greek debt crisis and sluggish US growth, David Bloom global head of foreign exchange at HSBC told CNBC Thursday.
The UK consumer sector is “extremely challenging” but the Bank of England will probably be forced to raise interest rates later in the year, Adam Chester, chief economist at Lloyds Bank Corporate Markets told CNBC.
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If the monetary policy committee of the Bank of England were paid a performance bonus, its members would deserve nothing. The UK’s inflation outcome has been far from target over a long period. So should the MPC raise rates now to make up for its past failures? No. But its position is becoming very uncomfortable, according to the FT.
The British pound is sinking, and the World Bank is down on the dollar. Here's your daily FX Fix.
UK inflation hit a two and a half-year high Tuesday and experts are saying it is only a matter of time before it goes even higher.
Mervyn King, the Governor of the Bank of England, made it clear to the market on Wednesday that UK rates would have to rise at some point.