Interest rates tipped to remain unchanged


08 April 1998


Interest rates tipped to remain unchanged



By FWi staff


PLEAS by farmer leaders, manufacturers and exporters for a cut in official interest rates are expected to go unnoticed when the Bank of Englands Monetary Policy Committee meets today and tomorrow.


Interest rates are expected to stay at 7.25% because the committee is bound to hold the underlying rate of inflation to an average of 2.5%.


A cut in interest rates is likely to have a negative affect on inflation and the committee would be reluctant to take this risk despite the fact industry is hurting.

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