英格蘭銀行於2009.9.10決定維持貨幣政策利率不變,仍為0.5%,並繼續執行1,750億英鎊的資產購買方案

 

英格蘭銀行貨幣政策委員於2009.9.10投票決定維持其支付予商業銀行準備金存款的利率不變,仍為0.5%。其次,該行將繼續執行總額度1,750億英鎊的資產購買方案,預計於未來兩個月內執行完畢。資金來源仍為增加發行準備貨幣。

原先,英格蘭銀行於2009.3.5宣布調降貨幣政策利率至0.5%,並提出總額度750億英鎊的資產購買方案。其後,貨幣政策利率一直維持不變,但資產購買方案總額度於2009.5.7調高至1,250億英鎊,2009.8.6再調高至1,750億英鎊。截至目前,英格蘭銀行已使用1460億英鎊的購買額度。

以下為英格蘭銀行新聞稿全文:

 

News Release

 

Bank of England Maintains Bank Rate at 0.5% and continues with £175 Billion Asset Purchase Programme

10 September 2009

 

The Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee today voted to maintain the official Bank Rate paid on commercial bank reserves at 0.5%. The Committee also voted to continue with its programme of asset purchases totalling £175 billion financed by the issuance of central bank reserves.

 

The Committee expects the announced programme to take another two months to complete. The scale of the programme will be kept under review.

 

The minutes of the meeting will be published at 9.30am on Wednesday 23 September.

 

Note to Editors

 

The previous change in Bank Rate was a reduction of 0.5 percentage points to 0.5% on 5 March 2009. A £75 billion programme of asset purchases financed by the issuance of central bank reserves was initiated on 5 March 2009. The programme was increased to a total of £125 billion on 7 May 2009 and to a total of £175 billion on 6 August 2009.

 

Information on the Asset Purchase Facility can be found on the Bank of England website at http://www.bankofengland.co.uk/monetarypolicy/assetpurchases.htm Purchases of almost £146 billion have been made under this facility since its use for monetary policy purposes was first announced after the Committee’s March meeting.