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UK Interest Rates Expected to Stay on Hold at 5.75% Today

Interest-Rates / UK Interest Rates Aug 02, 2007 - 02:13 AM GMT

By: Nadeem_Walayat

Interest-Rates

The Market Oracle expectations are for the Bank of England to keep interest rates on hold at 5.75% at today's MPC meeting.

Our last analysis (18th July 07) targeted the next rise to 6% to occur at the October 2007 MPC Meeting. More importantly there is increasing probability that 6% will mark a peak for UK interest rates. This is becoming clearer with each passing months economic data on the economy which show a slowing housing market and moderating inflation. Additionally, the series of financial knocks such as the ongoing liquidity squeeze sparked by the failure of Bear Stearns Hedge funds due to excessive positions in the faltering US Subprime mortgage market, are also expected to be taken into account at today's interest rate decision meeting.


UK interest rates

Recent weakness in sterling also implies that the financial markets are adjusting to expectations for UK interest rates to stay on hold, against previous expectations of a rise at today's meeting which had seen sterling rally towards $2.07. Further weakness is expected in the coming weeks following today's decision.

The European Central Bank is also expected to keep rates on hold at 4%.

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