BoE's Bell hints at need for higher rates

A member of the Bank of England's nine-strong Monetary Policy Committee thinks interest rates need to rise, according to an interview. Continued above trend growth, she said, would likely impact on prices.

The comments came from Marian Bell, who voted against an increase last November, when a majority of the committee pushed through a quarter-point rise, and is generally seen as a "dove" on rates, the Financial Times said.

In an interview with the paper, Bell argued that there was a need for a

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