Mark Carney: Brexit could lead to technical UK recession

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Natalie Kenway
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Mark Carney: Brexit could lead to technical UK recession

Bank of England governor Mark Carney has said a technical recession is a possibility as a result of the UK voting to leave the EU in the upcoming referendum, but said there is room in monetary policy to boost growth through conventional or unconventional tools.

In May's Inflation Report, the Monetary Policy Committee downgraded growth forecasts for 2016 from 2.2% to 2% and said if the UK does leave the EU, "supply growth is likely to be lower over the forecast...

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