Tuesday, 17 July, 2018

Bank of England governor Mark Carney upbeat on United Kingdom growth

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Russell Knight | 08 July, 2018, 01:00

Mark Carney said recent data had given him "greater confidence" that weak first-quarter growth "was largely due to the weather".

"A number of indicators of household spending and sentiment have bounced back strongly from what increasingly appears to have been erratic weakness in Q1".

In a speech given at the Northern Powerhouse Business Summit, Carney noted that employment is at a record high, real wages are rising, and "domestic inflationary pressures are gradually building to rates consistent with the inflation target".

The pound edged up 0.2% against the dollar to $1.3254 following his remarks.

Bank of England Gov. Mark Carney warned Thursday about the risks to the global economy from a full-blown trade war, saying higher tariffs between the USA and its major trading partners could weigh on growth for years to come.

At the last meeting in June, three members of the committee voted to immediately raise rates to 0.75%, from the current level of 0.5%.

Sterling rose following Carney's speech reflecting increased chances of the MPC acting on rates as soon as on August 2, with the August Inflation Report.

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Mark Carney said protectionist rhetoric has risen, and it is now turning into action, with the USA increasing tariffs and the affected countries retaliating.

Mr Carney cited evidence from the IHS Markit/CIPS purchasing managers' index (PMI), which suggested that global export orders and manufacturing output have fallen back from highs at the start of the year.

"If implemented, the tariffs announced thus far (between the USA and China, the United States and European Union, and the U.S. and its NAFTA partners, as well as the potential USA tariffs on European Union motor vehicles and parts), will broadly double average bilateral tariff rates, and could raise average United States tariffs to rates not seen in over 50 years", Mr Carney argued.

In a speech in Newcastle, England, Carney discussed the potential economic impact of a trade war and in doing so made the gibe at Trump.

"It would be an unalloyed, unadulterated absolute good".

"This is a pleasure to watch right now, so we are all behind them", he said.

When the event host said "In Gareth we trust", Mr Carney quipped: "I will get my waistcoat this afternoon".

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