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HIGHLIGHTS-Bank of England's Carney speaks following rates decision

LONDON, Aug 3 (Reuters) - Bank of England Governor Mark Carney gave a news conference on Thursday after the central bank kept interest rates at a record low once again and trimmed its forecasts for growth in 2017 and 2018 as the impact of Brexit weighed on households' spending power.

Below is a selection of his comments.

ON BREXIT PROJECTIONS

"The MPC's projections continue to be conditioned on a smooth transition to an average of possible outcomes for the UK's post Brexit trading relationships."

(Reporting by Alistair Smout, Kate Holton, Emma Rumney and Fanny Potkin)