Minutes show 7-2 vote to hold UK rates

Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee members voted 7- 2 to keep interest rates unchanged for a third month in April, with Timothy Besley and Andrew Sentance in favor of a quarter- point increase, minutes published Wednesday 18 April.

"For some members, there was no compelling case for a change in interest rates this month,'' the minutes said. ``Other members also concluded that no change in Bank Rate was warranted this month, but that the balance of risks to inflation remained on the upside

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