The Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) noted improving market conditions before unanimously voting to keep interest rates at a historic low of 0.5%, minutes reveal.
Details of the MPC's recent meeting show policymakers acknowledged "encouraging" news in the market and spoke of its potential to boost confidence.
However, members agreed the medium term outlook had not changed since their May forecasts.
"Overall, the risk of a continued sharp contraction in output in the near term had receded somewhat," the minutes read.
"However, there was no reason to conclude that the medium-term outlook for the economy, and thus inflation, had changed materially since the Inflation Report had been finalised."
The BoE's key interest rate has been at 0.5% since early March. Economists expect rates to stay at that level at least until the end of 2009.
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