Bank of England keeps rates and size of bond-buying plan on hold

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LONDON — The Bank of England kept the size of its stimulus program unchanged and left its benchmark interest rate at an all-time low of 0.1% on Thursday.

Economists taking part in a Reuters poll had expected no policy changes by the BoE as it waits to see if a post-lockdown jump in inflation proves transitory and whether unemployment rises when the government scales back its job-protection scheme. (Reporting by David Milliken and Andy Bruce; editing by Michael Holden)

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