Carney admits plan to 'shake up the markets'

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Bank of England Governor Mark Carney has admitted his surprise Mansion House speech last month was deliberately designed to 'shake up the markets'.

In a hawkish mood that caught the industry by surprise last month, Carney said the market had become complacent about the prospect of interest rate rises sooner than expected. Asked by MP Jesse Norman at the Treasury Select Committee yesterday whether his comments has been deliberately designed to "shake up the markets", Carney replied, "absolutely".  > Read: BoE labelled 'unreliable boyfriend' as Carney cools rate rise talk < "We were concerned that markets were not reacting to a fairly long run of data that had been as expected, if not a little better, and there had not been a cha...

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