Bank Of England Keeps Rate Unchanged At 0.5%, Asset Purchase Target At GBP 200 Billion

Both completely in line with expectations. And since the BOE is anything but the PBOC which is actively tightening, the GBP barely budged on the priced in news. The minutes of the meeting will be published on July 20 and 9.30 am. And now everyone shifts their attention east to the ECB where in a 45 minutes Trichet is expected to hike rates by 25 bps or else China will have a full day on its hands buying the EUR dumpathon.


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