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AtW
27th March 2012, 18:11
Sir Mervyn King, the Governor of the Bank of England, has said he expects the UK economy to contract between April and June due to the Queen's Diamond Jubilee bank holiday.

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Speaking to the House of Lord's Economic Affairs Committee, he forecast a repeat of last year, when the Royal Wedding bank holiday hit output.

Last month, he predicted a "zig zag" of positive and negative growth this year.

But he said the UK economy would avoid returning to recession.

Overall, the Bank expects the economy to grow by 1% this year.

In the Budget last week, the independent Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) increased its own growth forecast.

It predicted growth of 0.8% in 2012, compared with its autumn estimate of 0.7%.

The UK economy shrank by 0.2% in the final three months of last year. Most analysts expect to economy to post modest growth in the current quarter.

The Diamond Jubilee bank holiday will take place on 5 June, the day after the Spring bank holiday.

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Saying a bad word about Her Majesty - TRAITOR!!! :mad

TimberWolf
27th March 2012, 18:17
Do these growth figures include inflation? And is the 1% growth going to carry on when one day, after he retires in glory, he eventually stops printing money and someone has to pay back the monstrous growing debt. He's funnier than Benny Hill.

DimPrawn
27th March 2012, 18:28
He's setting the scene for more massive QE.

Pensioners and savers be damned.

All those in huge debt have a good ole :laugh

Old Greg
27th March 2012, 18:33
He's setting the scene for more massive QE.

Pensioners and savers be damned.

All those in huge debt have a good ole :laugh

The smart money leveraged ages ago. DEBASE NOW!

Back on topic, we may see a serious downturn because of the jubilee as we will be unable to work through the tears of gratitude for the benevolent reign of the Dear Leader.

AtW
27th March 2012, 18:39
BoE has got cunning plan - print GBP and buy gold with it, boomed!