Bank of England hikes interest rates and says inflation will hit 13%

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Base rate raised by 0.5 percentage points to 1.75%, as Bank says inflation will hit 13% in OctoberVladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine has left Britain on course for a recession lasting more than a year and inflation above 13%, the Bank of England has warned as it raised interest rates for a sixth successive time.Threadneedle Street said it had no choice but to increase borrowing costs by 0.5 percentage points to 1.75%, blaming Russia for cost of living pressures not seen in more than four dec ...

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