UK Markets open in 5 hrs 3 mins

BoE's Haskel sees downside risks, ready to vote for more stimulus

FILE PHOTO: Professor Jonathan Haskel, who has just been appointed to the Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of England, is seen in this undated portrait released by HM Treasury in London
FILE PHOTO: Professor Jonathan Haskel, who has just been appointed to the Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of England, is seen in this undated portrait released by HM Treasury in London

LONDON (Reuters) - Bank of England rate-setter Jonathan Haskel said on Monday that risks were skewed to the downside for Britain's economy, and that he was ready to vote for more stimulus if necessary.

"I stand ready to vote for more stimulus measures should they be needed," Haskel told an online audience at the Barclays Global Inflation Conference.

(Reporting by David Milliken and Andy Bruce)