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  • Sterling weakness strengthens case for UK rate rise - BoE's Forbes
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    Sterling weakness strengthens case for UK rate rise - BoE's Forbes

    By David Milliken LONDON (Reuters) - Bank of England policymaker Kristin Forbes said on Thursday she feared the pound's weakness would have a lasting upward effect on inflation, and that she was concerned central banks were becoming more reluctant to raise rates than in the past. Forbes's three-year

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    Politics, not rate outlook, is main driver for sterling - BoE's Forbes

    By David Milliken LONDON (Reuters) - Politics, not the outlook for Bank of England policy, is the main factor currently driving sterling, BoE rate-setter Kristin Forbes said on Thursday. Forbes said the central bank spent typically a lot of time considering the feedback effects of any rise in interest

  • German bond scarcity a key factor in ECB QE extension debate - sources
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    Reuters8 minutes ago

    German bond scarcity a key factor in ECB QE extension debate - sources

    By Balazs Koranyi FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The growing scarcity of German government bonds makes any major extension of the European Central Bank's asset buying scheme difficult and this will be a key consideration when policymakers decide whether to extend the buys, three sources told Reuters. German