UK Economics

MPC Watch

1 February, 2018

Inflation Report could strike more hawkish tone

With the data continuing to surprise the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) on the upside and the Governor sounding encouraged by progress in Brexit negotiations and a bit more upbeat on the outlook, there is a chance that the Inflation Report on February 8th strikes a more hawkish tone than expected, suggesting that markets may not have gone far enough in revising up their interest rate expectations since November.

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