The Bank of England was expected to vote 8:1 against changing its policy. Only Ian McCafferty voted for a rate hike to 0.75% in the past two decisions. Since then, we had UK wages rising and supporting the case for a hike but also disappointing figures such as the poor services PMI.
GBP/USD traded at around 1.5370 towards the release, up from previous levels, riding on the weakness of the greenback.
- BOE signals no rush for a rate hike due to inflation weakness.
- Labor costs remain low
- Appreciation of sterling weighs as well
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