The Pound has dropped in value today after another member of the Bank of England has offered some cautious words regarding interest rate hikes in future.
This time it was Bank of England deputy governor, Sir Jon Cunliffe’s who has encouraged a cautious approach towards interest rate changes in the short term future.
The reason this is important is because the Pound had previously been boosted by talk of an interest rate hike as soon as next month, with even Mark Carney, the governor of the Bank of England suggesting that this is a possible to counter to rising inflation levels in the UK which have now hit 3%.
In the wake of Carney’s comments the Pound had climbed to around 2-3 month highs but it has since fallen as the hopes of the rate hike have faded in some cases.
Sir Jon Cunliffe hinted that he may not vote to raise rates next month, as UK growth is still weak and wage growth isn’t keeping up with inflation levels.
Tomorrow morning there will be the release of UK GDP data, which is expected to be released at 9.30am. This data is likely to drive Sterling value, as economic output from the UK is being watched closely as many have their hopes of a rate hike pinned on it.
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