Bank of England votes 6-3 to hold base rate at 0.5% | Mortgage Introducer

The Bank of England has voted to hold the base rate at 0.5% with a 6-3 MPC split, indicating that the rate could rise in August. Three Monetary Policy Committee members, including the Bank’s chief economist, Andrew Haldane, voted to raise rates to 0.75%. Governor of the Bank of England Mark Carney voted to hold rates at 0.5%. Source: Bank of England votes 6-3 to hold base rate at 0.5% | Mortgage Introducer

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Revealed: Top 10 banks in the UAE – Gulf Business

Things have been on the up for the GCC’s banks, which collectively recorded a better year in 2017 despite slowing economic growth in the region as a whole.Banking activity was supported by a higher oil price and continued infrastructure investment as Gulf states diversify their economies in various ways. Commercial activity in the region expanded in 2017 and consumer confidence grew, albeit slightly. As a result, our list of the region’s 50 leading banks – ranking institutions in Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia and the UAE – recorded higher net profit in 2017. Source: Revealed: Top 10 banks in the

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UK real estate firm Savills acquires Cluttons Middle East – Gulf Business

UK-based real estate advisory firm Savills has announced its acquisition of consultancy Cluttons Middle East.Savills said the business employs 190 staff in seven cities across the UAE, Bahrain, Egypt, Oman and Saudi Arabia and provides agency, management and consultancy advice in the commercial and residential sectors. Source: UK real estate firm Savills acquires Cluttons Middle East – Gulf Business

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