This week's rate decisions were dominated by a series of holds.
Bank of England
The Bank of England on Thursday maintained the size of its quantitative easing programme at £200 billion ($318 billion), in line with expectations.
The Bank's statement pointed to a gloomier take on the UK economy in comparison with its relatively optimistic November Inflation Report.
The European Central Bank kept its benchmark main refinancing rate at 9% for the ninth straight month.
In Cairo, the Central