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|52-week range||2,520.00 - 5,300.00|
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A Bank of England policymaker surprised investors by breaking ranks and voting to raise interest rates and some others said it would not take much for them to follow suit, the BoE said on Thursday, signalling a potentially bigger split soon. Kristin Forbes, who is due to leave the BoE in June, cast the sole vote in favour of raising Bank Rate to 0.5 percent, the first Monetary Policy Committee split since last July.
LONDON, Oct (Shenzhen: 000069.SZ - news) 4 (Reuters) - New Bank of England rate-setter Michael Saunders said Britain's economy was probably growing faster than his colleagues expected in August, but that he had not decided how to vote on policy next month because of slack in the labour market. Saunders voted to keep interest rates unchanged at a record-low 0.25 percent last month, at his first Monetary Policy Committee meeting since joining the BoE (Shenzhen: 200725.SZ - news) from U.S. bank Citi, where he worked as its chief UK economist. Britain's economy will likely "not be too bad" in the year ahead, barring a sharp rise in global or Brexit-related uncertainty, Saunders said in a text of a speech he is due to give on Wednesday to the Institute of Directors in Manchester.
Figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) also showed that the dominant services sector had done much better than expected in July, following the Brexit vote, than was previously thought. A decent start to the third quarter also eases pressure on the Bank of England as it considers cutting interest rates further in November.