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Bank Of England's New Plan Adds New Twists To Rates Outlook

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February 13, 2014 AT 9:17 AM
The Bank of England's new guidance plan has shifted the focus of monetary policy away from one indicator which was hard to predict to another which is almost impossible to gauge. The BoE on Wednesday pointed investors more squarely at measures of spare capacity in the economy to understand what it is likely to do with rates. That contrasted with the previous, more specific link to a fall in the unemployment rate.