BOE super hawk spoke at a private business conference and some of the details have emerged via Reuters

  • BOE predicts a slow motion economic slowdown over the next 3 years, probably to around 1.5%
  • Balancing inflation and capcity will push interest rates up sooner rather than later
  • Sees two trends, growth slowing after Brexit and clearly seeing higher inflation

The comments aren’t much of a divergence from a known hawk but it does show that the BOE will have a battle to fight with hiking rates while inflation goes one way and GDP , the other.

The full Reuters piece is here.

Ryan Littlestone

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