Push-back on rate cut expectations
The Bank of England (BoE) decided to keep the Bank Rate (key policy rate) unchanged at 5.25%.
The BoE delivered hawkish communication in an attempt to push-back on market expectations of rate cuts next year.
Overall, we see relative rates as a negative for GBP and see the recent rebound as attractive levels to sell GBP. We continue to forecast EUR/GBP to move modestly higher in the coming year to 0.89.