Wealth Manager - the site for professional investment managers

Register to get unlimited access to Citywire’s fund manager database. Registration is free and only takes a minute.

MPs accuse Carney of 'acting like an unreliable boyfriend'

MPs accuse Carney of 'acting like an unreliable boyfriend'

Sterling slipped back below $1.70 this morning after the Treasury Select Committee of MPs accused Bank of England governor Mark Carney of acting like an ‘unreliable boyfriend’.

Labour MP Pat McFadden made the claim over what TSC members said were a series of mixed messages issued by Carney and other Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) members on interest rates.

While recent editions of the MPC’s minutes have shown unanimous support for maintaining rates at current lows, individual members, including Carney, appear to have concerns about complacency on public expectations on the timetable for a possible increase.

TSC chair Andrew Tyrie said Carney ‘was giving a lot of guidance’ but ‘not all of it pointing in the same direction’.

Leave a comment!

Please sign in or register to comment. It is free to register and only takes a minute or two.
Citywire TV
Play Biotech Growth: we will ride out this storm

Biotech Growth: we will ride out this storm

Geoffrey Hsu of Biotech Growth Trust says the sell-off in biotechnology stocks represents a buying opportunity for long-term investors.

Play Picton: the UK property hotspots for rental income

Picton: the UK property hotspots for rental income

Picton Property Income CEO Michael Morris reveals how he is planning to ride the ‘ripple effect’ as UK economic growth spills out from the capital across the country.

Brewin's Foster talks financial crisis MkII with Allianz's Riddell

Brewin's Foster talks financial crisis MkII with Allianz's Riddell

This week Brewin Dolphin's head of research talks to Mike Riddell, fund manager at Allianz Global Investors, about the forces driving bonds markets in a tumultuous week for markets.

Your Business: Cover Star Club

Profile: 'what we are doing at Mosaic is Darwinian'

Profile: 'what we are doing at Mosaic is Darwinian'

The changes in financial services over the last few years may leave some destitute warns Marco Sambucci of Mosaic Money Management

Wealth Manager on Twitter