Heads up for GBP traders: Carney and May speaking from BOE birthday bash

The Bank of England is celebrating 20 years of independence 28 Sept

Two day conference kicks off shortly at 08.15 GMT

Watch it all live here

Say the BOE:

Event date: 28 — 29 September 2017

The Bank of England was granted operational independence over monetary policy on 6 May 1997.Since then, our powers have increased beyond those originally granted to include financial stability and the regulation of financial firms, such as banks and insurers.

The 20th anniversary is an appropriate time for us to reflect on the theory of central bank independence, its practical application and its future. As part of this, we are holding a conference on 28 and 29 September 2017 discussing these topics.

The conference is an opportunity for us to talk to other central bank practitioners, observers and, indeed, critics to take stock of our experiences of operational independence and think about the challenges, questions and opportunities that lie ahead.

Here’s today’s agenda:

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