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BoE external MPC Member Gertjan Vlieghe, speaking about the economic outlook and monetary policy at the Resolution Foundation in London, was noted saying that around 25bps rate hike a year is the reasonable central case if Brexit deal is done.

The degree of future monetary tightening will in part depend on how large Sterling appreciates after a Brexit deal and in case of a no-deal Brexit scenario, an easing or extended pause in monetary policy is more likely to be appropriate than tightening, Vlieghe added further.

Additional quotes:

   “¢   There is considerable uncertainty around my forecast for policy rate path.
   “¢   Signs of an economic slowdown in early 2019 means a lot needs to go right for this forecast to come to  pass.  
   “¢   I can probably wait for evidence of growth stabilizing, inflation pressure rising before considering a rate hike.