The Bank of England decided against pumping more stimulus into Britain’s fragile economy on Thursday, as policymakers await the arrival of new governor Mark Carney amid signs that a slow recovery may be taking hold.
The central bank made no statement alongside its widely- expected decision not to add to the 375 billion pounds of government bonds which it bought with newly-created money between March 2009 and October 2012.
It also left interest rates at their record low 0.5 percent, not taking the same path as the European Central Bank, which cut rates last week for the first time in 10 months.
The decision came hours after March industrial output data showed a stronger-than-expected rise in factory output and bolstered confidence in an initial estimate that the economy as a whole grew 0.3 percent in the first three months of 2013.
This article is for general information purposes only. It is not investment advice or a solution to buy or sell securities. Opinions are the authors; not necessarily that of OANDA Corporation or any of its affiliates, subsidiaries, officers or directors. Leveraged trading is high risk and not suitable for all. You could lose all of your deposited funds.