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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Inflation Near To 2% In Two years

The Bank of England has stated that, in its view, inflation will be near to the 2% mark within the next two years.

This view is contrary to some of the prophets of doom who have recently been predicting (for media sound bite purposes) that interest rates will have to be raised significantly (8%), in order to counteract an inflationary disaster.

Additionally, given the better than expected growth figures for the UK economy, the Bank has held back from another round of quantitative easing (unlike the Federal Reserve).

This, in terms or international politics, is probably no bad thing. The US QE2 package of $600BN has provoked a barrage of criticism from both Europe and Asia Pacific, and brought the world one step closer towards "currency wars" (capital restrictions, protectionism etc).

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