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Extinction Rebellion target financial district to protest starvation and social collapse.
A new BoE governor will be chosen by Britain's finance minister, Sajid Javid as current governor Mark Carney is due to step down in early 2020.
The Treasury said it will employ a specialist head hunter to find Mark Carney's successor.
The central bank says doubts over Britain's exact departure date from the European Union were already weighing on 'short-term economic activity, notably business investment'.
Brussels and London are furiously trying to steer away from a dreaded 'no-deal' divorce that could wreak havoc on global markets.
The central bank lowers its 2019 economic growth forecast to 1.2% from its previous estimate of 1.7% made in November.
The Public Accounts Committee criticises the Bank of England for having more than 800 empty desks at its Threadneedle Street home.
All but one of 60 economists in a Bloomberg survey predict the Monetary Policy Committee will maintain the benchmark at 0.75% when the decision of its nine members is announced Thursday.
The BoE said Britain could suffer greater damage to its economy than during the global financial crisis under a worst-case exit from the EU.
The pound’s inevitable sharp move on the final Brexit outcome will have big implications for Bank of England policy.
BoE Governor Mark Carney said last month that one in 10 British jobs was at risk over the long term from automation, including artificial intelligence and robotics.
The new note will be Britain’s last denomination to make the shift from paper to plastic.
The BoE on Tuesday urged the European Union to do more to protect cross-border financial services from the risks of a "cliff-edge Brexit" in its most stark warning on market stability to date.
BoE raised interest rates in August because it believed the economy was running close to full capacity, which risks causing inflation to continue overshooting its 2% target even once the effect of sterling weakness has faded.
With just weeks before a Brexit deal is in place, the pound fell 0.7% against the dollar this month due to concerns that negotiations would fail.
Investors are currently pricing in about an 80% probability of a rate hike on Aug. 2. Asked last week whether the BOE would have enough information to make a decision next month, Carney said: “the short answer is yes.”
The Treasury Committee has sent letters to the heads of the groups and the Financial Conduct Authority requesting an analysis of the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement and future framework, once it has been negotiated.
That means the Treasury Committee could decide not to approve an appointment to any of the BOE’s policy boards if it felt insufficient effort had been made to find a more diverse candidate.
The questions from Clarke related to travel expenses submitted by external Financial Policy Committee members Anil Kashyap and Donald Kohn totalling 390,000 pounds over the past 2 1/2 years.
The Monetary Policy Committee held bank rate at 0.5%, as predicted by all 61 economists in a Bloomberg survey.
The meeting is likely to indicate if interest rates will be raised this year.
Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said cryptocurrencies needed to be regulated in a similar way to other parts of the financial system, and stressed they could not effectively replace traditional currencies.
Some Hindu temples and vegetarian cafes refused to accept the new five pound note which features World War Two leader Winston Churchill.
Bank of England confirms chemical containing animal fat used in production of new currency, saying substance also commonly used in candles and soap.
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