Bank of England Expands Asset Purchase Program
Today, the Great Britain pound rose against the euro, fell against the Japanese yen and was flat versus the US dollar after the Bank of England expanded its stimulating program.
Against the background of continuing tight credit conditions and fiscal consolidation, the increased drag from the heightened tensions within the euro area meant that, without additional monetary stimulus, it was more likely than not that inflation would undershoot the target in the medium term.
The expansion was expected as UK economic indicators were subdued for rather long period of time. Yet quite of few analysts were disappointed by the size of stimulus as they expected a bigger increase of quantitative easing.
GBP/USD was flat at 1.5588 as of 11:31 GMT today. GBP/JPY fell from 124.48 to 124.15. EUR/GBP was down from 0.8029 to 0.8024.
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Earlier News About the Great Britain Pound:
- UK Pound Struggles ahead of BOE (2012-07-04)
- UK Pound Down Against Dollar, But Higher Against Euro (2012-07-02)
- Pound Drops as Britain in Recession (2012-06-29)
- UK Pound Falls on Home Prices (2012-06-27)
- UK Pound Gets a Boost, Even with Bigger Deficit (2012-06-26)