BoE's Bean on the economic outlook

In the speech 'Economic Outlook' given on 21 February Charles Bean of the Bank of England said upside and downside risks to the inflation outlook are dividing Bank of England policymakers and making it difficult to predict which direction interest rates will go next.

"There are considerable uncertainties," he said in the speech. "On both the upside and downside."

"Those uncertainties are reflected in some differences of opinion within our Committee and inevitably make it hard to know where

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