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THE Bank of England is this week tipped to keep interest rates on hold but further members of the nine-strong monetary policy committee are expected to join arch hawk Andrew Sentance in backing a hike.
BUSINESS leaders will this week call on central bank policymakers to maintain their ultra-low interest rate stance and be ready to print more money if the economy takes a turn for the worse.
INTEREST rates are set to remain at 0.5 per cent this week despite a split among monetary policy committee members over when to tackle Britain's stubborn inflation problem.
A LEADING economic forecaster today said UK interest rates will have to stay at their record low of 0.5 per cent for much longer than currently expected.
FEARS over inflation caused a rift between Bank of England interest rate setters for the first time in more than a year, minutes of the monetary policy committee's latest meeting yesterday revealed.
A BANK of England policymaker yesterday signalled that UK interest rates may need to rise this year as worries persist over the "resilience" of inflation.
NATIONWIDE Building Society yesterday warned that historic low interest rates would hit profits in the year ahead as the spectre of further job losses hangs over the lender.
BANK of England Governor Mervyn King is facing pressure to raise interest rates sooner than expected after a respected European think-tank yesterday made a surprise call for UK borrowing costs to rise this year.
THE Bank of England held interest rates at record lows yesterday as policymakers weighed up the impact of a eurozone bailout and a hung Parliament.
THE odds on an interest rate hike before the end of the year shortened yesterday, after the Bank of England published "hawkish" minutes of its April meeting.
RATE-SETTERS held fire on fresh aid for the economy today after a year of record low interest rates and emergency stimulus measures.
THE prediction from the Bank of England that interest rates and inflation will remain subdued for the coming year will have homebuyers dancing on their kitchen tables this weekend.
THE European Central Bank (ECB) followed the Bank of England yesterday in keeping its benchmark interest rate on hold.
AMID the big chill and the festive frivolities, someone must have forgotten to tell our banks and building societies that it's better to give than to receive.
THE Bank of England held interest rates at a record low today as policymakers treated recent signs of a tentative recovery with caution.
RATE-setters held back from further help to the economy today after monetary policy was left unchanged.
THE Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee seems highly unlikely to deliver an early Christmas present for the economy this week, according to a leading economist.
TEMPTING as it is to view the latest repossession figures as a sign that the storm has passed, it is more likely that we are in the eye of a storm with plenty of damage yet to be done.