In a widely expected decision, the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee held the policy rate unchanged at 0.75% with a unanimous vote. The asset purchase facility remained steady at €435 billion as well. With the initial market reaction, the British pound weakened modestly and the GBP/USD pair was last seen trading at 1.2450, losing 0.15% on the day. Below are some key takeaways from the monetary policy statement, per Reuters. "Uk GDP growth of +0.2% in Q3 2019 (August Q3 forecast +0.3%)." "Staff forecast inflation will stay under 2% target for rest of 2019, due largely to base...

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Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said the U.S. central bank can be patient before adjusting interest rates again as it waits to see how global risks impact the domestic economy. œWere in a place where we can be patient and flexible and wait and see what does evolve, and I think for the meantime were waiting and watching, Powell said in a question-and-answer session...

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No-Deal Brexit Riskiest For Financial Stability: BoE's Carney
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BOJ Maintains Key Interest Rates and Forward Guidance
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