Bank of England governor Bailey says Covid-19 vaccine news lifts uncertainty

Bank of England Governor Andrew Bailey said the coronavirus vaccine news is encouraging for everyone including businesses and economy.
Bank of England Governor Andrew Bailey also said data published earlier on Thursday showing Britain’s economic recovery slowed in September, before new coronavirus restrictions were ordered.(Reuters file photo)
Bank of England Governor Andrew Bailey also said data published earlier on Thursday showing Britain’s economic recovery slowed in September, before new coronavirus restrictions were ordered.(Reuters file photo)
Published on Nov 12, 2020 03:30 PM IST
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London | ByReuters | Posted by Deepali Sharma

Bank of England Governor Andrew Bailey said on Thursday that news of a possible effective vaccine for Covid-19 was encouraging and would help lift uncertainty holding back the economy, but there was still a way to go in trials.

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“It’s obviously encouraging us. I mean it’s encouraging for individuals, it’s encouraging for businesses and it’s encouraging for the economy,” Bailey said during a Financial Times event.

“I think we have to be cautious because obviously there’s still quite a way to go in terms of the trialling.”

He also said data published earlier on Thursday showing Britain’s economic recovery slowed in September, before new coronavirus restrictions were ordered, underscored the “huge gap” that remains compared with the economy’s size before the pandemic.

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