BREAKING: Bank of England hikes rates by 50 bp

12:03 PM September 22, 2022

The Bank of England announced its latest monetary policy decision at 12:00 pm BST today. Economists were expecting a 50 basis point rate hike, to 2.25%, while the market priced a 65% chance of a 75 basis point rate move, to 2.50%. Economists were right this time with BoE delivering a 50 bp rate hike. 5 MPC members voted for a 50 bp rate move, 3 voted for a 75 bp rate move and 1 voted for a 25 bp rate move. MPC also voted in favor of launching active GILT sales, starting from October 3, 2022.

Market reacted with GBP weakening. GBPUSD pulled back from the 1.1350 resistance zone and dipped below 1.13 mark. However, part of the move has been erased since.

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