The Bank of England (BoE) has kept interest rates at the historic low of 0.5% for the 33rd straight month, and held fire on additional quantitative easing measures after pumping an extra £75bn into the facility last month.
The decision has been made against a backdrop of weak growth and high inflation in Britain, as well as an uncertain outlook for the eurozone.
It follows the surprise decision by the ECB to cut rates by a quarter percentage point to 1.25%.
Last month, the Bank's Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) increased its quantitative easing programme by £75bn in a bid to boost the UK's ailing economy. The move took its asset purchase programme to £275bn.
The latest figures for the UK show CPI inflation hit 5.2% in September, well above the Bank's 2% target.
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