Wednesday, September 23, 2009

MPC Minutes: QE Pause (100%); no discussion on deposit rate reduction

Sterling up, Sterling up, BoE minutes show unanimous QE pause

Sterling rallied on Wednesday after Bank of England minutes showed no policymakers voted to increase its asset buying plan and that cutting the interest paid on bank reserve deposits was not discussed. BoE Monetary Policy Committee members voted unanimously to keep the asset purchase programme at 175 billion pounds in September and to keep interest rates at a record low 0.5 percent, the minutes showed. They gave no indication the MPC had considered cutting the remuneration rate on commercial banks' deposits with the BoE -- an issue aired by Governor Mervyn King last week in testimony that markets took as offering a grim view on the UK economy.

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8 thoughts on “MPC Minutes: QE Pause (100%); no discussion on deposit rate reduction

  • [ Not sure how I got the chant into the title there. It does only say “Sterling up” once. ]

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  • TC
    – Risk and reward are related? Well I never.

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  • A touch of town crier there, 666.

    “Oh hear ye this, or hear ye this. On this the 23rd day of September, … “

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  • Paul
    – I don’t like the acronym much but you made me LOL 🙂

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  • The next thing we will be hearing about now is inflation. Expect sky high interest rates and cuts….and a change of government.

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  • yeah sterling up such a small amount to put into in the green today….

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  • hpwatcher – good piece in this weeks investment week from Bryn Jones of Rathbones (its not available yet on line) but the point he makes is that inflationary pressures pose a greater risk than is currently being flagged – Bank of Israel hiked in face of 4% inflation at end of August and whilst its not the hot bed of central banking policy it was one of the first to cut when the credit crisis struck. The Bank of Korea is another to watch as it is worried about its housing market – so there is substance in your statement

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  • It gives me a warm glow thinking of strikes and 15% interest rates and an Tory government slashing everything… and probably a fuel crisis…

    My youth relived

    As long as we don’t get punk again… I don’t think the blubber children these days have the energy… they seem to have the spite though… some kind of wii punk perhaps

    What do contributors think of wii ‘conkers’? I thought of it today

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