BoE needs to hike rates next week to calm markets – Deutsche Bank analyst By Reuters
Economy 1 hour ago (Sep 23, 2022 12:12PM ET)
(C) Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A general view of the Bank of England (BoE) building, the BoE confirmed to raise interest rates to 1.75%, in London, Britain, August 4, 2022. REUTERS/Maja Smiejkowska
LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s central bank needs to make a big inter-meeting interest rate hike as early as next week to calm markets and restore credibility, a Deutsche Bank (ETR:DBKGn) analyst said on Friday.
British bond yields surged by the most in a single day in more than three decades on Friday and the pound slid 3% to a new 37-year low after UK finance minister Kwasi Kwarteng laid out a series of major tax cuts that will be funded by public borrowing.
In a research note, Deutsche Bank’s George Saravelos said the required policy response was clear: “A large, inter-meeting rate hike from the Bank of England as soon as next week to regain credibility with the market.”
A decision by the BoE to reverse its planned sale of UK government bonds would make matters worse, he said.
He added that a strong signal by the BoE that it was willing to do “whatever it takes” to bring inflation down quickly and move real yields into positive territory would help.
BoE needs to hike rates next week to calm markets – Deutsche Bank analyst
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