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FX Blog BOE Policy Preview
GVI Bank of England Policy Meeting Preview
- Decision: January 10 at 12:00 GMT.
- BOE Repo Rate: 5.50%
- Expected Decision: Risk of another -25bp rate cut.
- Growing concerns that the U.K. economy could be negatively impacted by the fall-out from the global credit crisis prompted the December rate cut. Note below that both the U.K. Manufacturng and Services PMIs have turned south. Inflation data are mixed, but don't appear to be a major issue any longer. Note below that the short-term credit markets are expecting a -25 bp cut in 1Q08 and more rate reductions subsequently.
BANK OF ENGLAND Policy Objective: The Bank's monetary policy objective is to deliver price stability, low inflation, and, subject to that, to support the Government's economic objectives including those for growth and employment. Price stability is defined by the Government's inflation target of 2%.
The chart above shows year/year CPI for the U.K. relative to its 2% target for this key price index.
The chart above shows the current three month libor rate, the current Repo Rate and where the futures markets are currently trading three month rates for the specified periods in the future. The chart also includes comparisons of where these futures rates were trading most recently, a week ago and four weeks ago. The chart provides a view on where the markets feel U.K. interest rates are headed.
The chart above shows the U.K. repo rate target, three month libor, and two- and ten-year bond yields over the past twelve months.
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