Barker: BoE's growth forecast may be optimistic

Monetary Policy Committee member Kate Barker has warned that UK economic growth may fall short of the Bank of England's forecasts, UK daily the Guardian reported.

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"There are question marks about whether the pace of growth is going to prove strong enough, and this is the question for the February forecast round," she told the paper.

The MPC will give its latest forecasts on growth and inflation in its next inflation report due out on 15 February.

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