The Bank of England did not succumb to the temptation and kept its benchmark interest rate unchanged
Today, in a statement
Bank of England sounded information
that as long as the bank does not intend to change the base
interest rate, leaving it at the level
0.5% per annum. This level is
minimum already since the founding
British Central Bank.
By the way, the information
coincided with analysts’ expectations.
British Central Bank also
retained volume of asset purchases
at the same level – 375 billion pounds
sterling (about $ 636 billion). Actually
this means that the program funds
which were exhausted in October 2013
year, is currently suspended.
The last time the Bank
England changed the rate March 5, 2009 –
then it was reduced to the current
level of 0.5%, which is minimal
over 320 years of history of the Central Bank.
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