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Bank of England

Bowing out gracefully: LIBOR’s retirement draws near – speech by Andrew Hauser

December 11, 2020 | File Under: , , , , ,

“Subject to the outcome of IBA’s consultation launched last Friday, the LIBOR panels for sterling, yen, Swiss Franc, euro and the less heavily traded dollar tenors will cease at the end of 2021.  And, although the panels for more heavily used US dollar settings will stick around for a short while longer, the US and […]

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LIBOR: entering the endgame – speech by Andrew Bailey (Bank of England)

July 16, 2020 | File Under: , , ,

“Plans now need to be in place to transition from Libor to alternative reference rates by end 2021. With 18 months to go these plans must now be acted upon in the time remaining.” – by Andrew Baily (Governor, Bank of England)

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Bank of England Cuts Rate to 0.1%

March 19, 2020 | File Under: , , ,

“The Monetary Policy Committee at a special meeting on 19 March voted to cut Bank rate to 0.1% and increase its holdings of UK government and corporate bonds by £200 billion.” – Bank of England

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Sea Change (Bank of England)

July 8, 2019 | File Under: , , ,

“A No Deal outcome would result in an immediate, material reduction in the supply capacity of the UK economy as well as a negative shock to demand. There is little monetary policy can do to offset the former. A major negative supply shock is extremely unusual in advanced economies – the last one was the […]

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Navigating Europe in 2019

Themes and Risks Investors in Europe to Consider in 2019

We are nearly 20 years into the new millennium and it is an unrecognizable place compared to when it started.  Lehman is gone, Bear Stearns – gone, Merrill Lynch – acquired, Citigroup is a fraction of its former self.  Blockbuster, Toys R Us, Woolworths are all part of the history books now.  Europe, where we […]

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