- Published on Wednesday, 22 February 2012 12:48
- Written by Bloomberg.com
Bank of England policy makers Adam Posen and David Miles were defeated in their bid to raise stimulus by 75 billion pounds ($118 billion) as the majority argued such a move might provoke alarm on the economy.
Seven of the nine-member Monetary Policy Committee, including Governor Mervyn King, voted to raise the asset- purchase target by 50 billion pounds to 325 billion pounds, according to minutes of the Feb. 8-9 meeting published today in London. They argued a larger increase “risked sending a signal that the committee thought the economic situation was weaker than it was.” Full story