Bank of England leaves interest rates on hold

London • The Bank of England has left interest rates at the record low of 0.5 percent as the current turmoil in Greece underscored the wariness about the strength of the economic recovery. Policymakers were facing little pressure to raise rates. Inflation remains subdued at 0.1 percent, well below the target of 2.0 percent Howard Archer, chief European economist at IHS Global Insight, says policymakers want to wait to see how the European Union deals with the problems of Greece — and to see how ...

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