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May 08 - 12:55 PM

BofA: What We Expect From Tomorrow's BoE and its Implications for the GBP?

By eFXdata  —  May 08 - 10:45 AM



Bank of America outlines its expectations for the upcoming Bank of England (BoE) meeting, predicting a steady approach with no change in the Bank Rate. The meeting is likely to signal a cautious shift towards rate cuts in the future, possibly beginning as early as June.

Key Points:

  • Interest Rate Decision: The BoE is expected to maintain the current Bank Rate, with a majority of members favoring the status quo, but signs of dissent could emerge, hinting at future rate cuts.
  • Monetary Policy Outlook: Current guidance stating that "monetary policy would need to be sufficiently restrictive for sufficiently long" is anticipated to persist, yet the minutes may show a gradual shift towards easing.
  • Inflation and Economic Forecasts: Updated forecasts might show inflation trending slightly below target by 2026, which could justify upcoming rate reductions. 
  • GBP Sensitivity to Rate Decisions: The British pound's performance remains closely tied to rate differentials and central bank actions. Current market pricing suggests a nearly 50% chance of a June rate cut, which could significantly influence GBP movements.


The outcome of the BoE's meeting is poised to play a crucial role in GBP dynamics. With the market pricing in almost a 50% chance of a rate cut in June, any dovish signals from the BoE could significantly impact GBP valuation

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