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July 5th 2007

Bank of England Raises Rates

The Bank of England raised interest rates for the second time in as many months yesterday, to 5.75%. As a result, the UK has widened its lead over the US as the country with the highest interest rates in the industrialized world, after New Zealand. Moreover,  the UK is becoming an increasingly viable alternative to the US as a target for risk-averse investors. The British Pound is hovering around a record high against the USD, which can probably expect to suffer prolonged decline against the world’s majors if it falls behind in attracting risk-free foreign capital. The Financial Times reports:

“The statement accompanying the rate hike gives few firm clues as to future interest rate movements, with the Bank of England…concluding that the risks to the inflation outlook are still tilted to the upside.”

Read More: BoE rate decision boosts pound

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Posted by Adam Kritzer | in British Pound, Central Banks | No Comments »

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