The Bank of England’s new deputy governor Dave Ramsden said on Tuesday he was not close to voting to raise interest rates, surprising some investors who are betting that the Bank will soon make its first hike in more than a decade.Deputy Governor Dave Ramsden distanced himself from the majority of BoE policymakers who believe a rate hike is likely to be needed “in the coming months” because he saw little sign of inflation pressure building in Britain’s labour market.“Despite continued robust growth in employment, there is no sign of second-round effects onto wages from higher recent inflation,” he told a committee of MPs in his first public comments on monetary policy.
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