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Mike Ingram

The BoE policy dilemma – BGC Partners

The weak Pound hasn’t really boosted exports, so the much hyped rebalancing of the UK economy (from consumption to manufacturing) isn’t happening. However, the weak Pound and the resulting rise in the imported inflation have pushed the CPI well above the BoE’s 2% target. So […]

Ben Kumar

Focus on BOE’s view of inflation – 7IM

Wage squeeze has worsened in the UK with the cost of living as represented by the consumer price index (CPI) having risen to a 4-year high of 2.9% in May. The central bank, in its quarterly inflation report, released early last month had said the […]

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Imported inflation, FX volatility is undesirable – Rabo Bank

In this segment, Rabo Bank’s senior FX Strategist Jane Foley downplays the optimism triggered by upbeat UK economy data in face of Brexit and warns about a potential slowdown if the exchange rate remains volatile …leading to rise in imported inflation. Foley talks to Tip […]