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September 27th 2007

Bank of UK to lower rates

The Central Bank of the UK will likely lower interest rates at its next meeting, following the lead of the Fed. The most recent British economic data indicated that inflation has fallen to its lowest level in over a year.  Moreover, UK (and European for that matter) monetary policy prioritizes price stability over employment, by unofficially targeting an inflation benchmark.  Thus, without regard to economic growth, the Bank of UK will adjust interest rates accordingly.  While the Pound-Dollar exchange rate is less sensitive to relative interest rates, the Pound has already fallen against the Euro, since the two countries compete over foreign capital.  Bloomberg News reports:

"The move down is probably going to continue. Sterling will remain under pressure. If any major central bank is going to emulate the Fed and cut rates, it’s going to be the BOE.” 

Read More: U.K. Pound Falls for Third Week Against Euro on Rate Cut Views

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

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