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BoE: İnvestors too relaxed on retes

BANK of England Governor Mark Carney said on Thursday investors were underestimating how much interest rates could rise, even as the British central bank kept borrowing costs on hold due to Brexit uncertainty.

BoE: İnvestors too relaxed on retes

Sounding more hawkish than the US Federal Reserve and the

European Central Bank, Mr Carney warned investors they were being

too relaxed about BoE plans to carry on easing Britain off its financial-crisis levels of near-zero borrowing costs.

"There are insufficient hikes in the current market curve to be consistent with our remit," he told reporters, referring to interest rate expectations embedded in financial market prices.

But for now, the BoE said, there was little risk from waiting to see if Britain can leave the European Union later this year without a big shock to the economy.

Its nine rate-setters all voted to keep its benchmark rate at 0.75 per cent on Thursday.

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