Geoffrey Yu, foreign exchange strategist at UBS, comments on the latest minutes from the Bank of England and on how they could affect sterling.» Read More
The euro lifts, and British pound slips, and the Afghan currency don't get no respect — it's time for your FX Fix.
The Bank of England is on the verge of approving another round of monetary stimulus, with Governor Mervyn King supporting an extra 50 billion pounds ($78.5 biillion) of gilt purchases, minutes to its June 6-7 policy meeting showed on Wednesday.
"We definitely are at the Bank of England we saw three measures announced last week, In the US it is a bit less clear I think we probably won't have full-fledged QE but we could get some more asset purchases at the long end," Sir John Gieve, former deputy governor at the Bank of England, told CNBC.
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Mansoor Mohi-uddin, Chief Currency Strategist, UBS Investment Bank, says that the Bank of England will embark on a third round of quantitative easing by August.
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On the same day official figures showed the biggest slide in retail sales figures in two years and one member of the Bank of England’s interest rate-setting committee indicated it would restart its asset purchase program if the economy weakened significantly, 10-year sovereign debt yields fell to record lows.
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Barring disaster in Europe, a further round of quantitative easing in the U.K. is unlikely, Alan Clarke, UK and euro zone economist at Scotiabank, told CNBC. However, inflation will be higher than the Bank of England expects, and growth will disappoint, he said.
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Wall Street is starting to sound a little spooked.
Repairing the economy and regulating banks is “the biggest challenge the Bank [of England] has faced for decades,” Sir Mervyn King said on Wednesday in a speech in which he conceded for the first time he should have “shouted from the rooftops” about risks before the financial crisis.
The British pound is likely to rise further against the euro in the near term despite its fall on Tuesday as it is still seen as a safe play, but in the long term it will weaken, according to currency analysts.
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