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UK: BoE keeps policy unchanged, rate at 0.5% and QE at £375B

The BoE has decided to keeps its monetary policy unchanged at this month's meeting that took place today. The last time the central bank added QE was on 5 July 2012, by £50B to the total of £375B. “The Bank will continue to offer to purchase high-quality private sector assets on behalf of the Treasury, financed by the issue of Treasury bills, in line with the arrangements announced on 29 January 2009 and 29 November 2011”, said the statement.

Forex: EUR/GBP eases to 0.8647/48 after BoE

After briefly touching the 0.8700 level (intraday maximum) for the first time since February, the EUR/GBP has fallen nearly 45 pips on the heels of the BoE announcements. In these moments the pair has settled at 0.8647/48, still trading positively up +0.13%.
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Forex: GBP/USD spiked 1.5070 after BoE stayed put

The sterling leapfrogged more than 70 pips after the BoE left no room for surprises, leaving intact both the lending benchmark and the asset purchase programme at 0.5% and £375 billion respectively...
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