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Sterling gains on hawkish MPC minutes

Sterling gained on Thursday as the minutes of Bank of England’s rate setting meeting showed Chief Economist Andy Haldane joining the hawks in a split 6-3 vote to keep rates on hold. The minutes also showed that the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) was confident that growth had bounced back in Q2, paving the way for a rate hike in August.