June 24, 2016 / 8:02 AM / 2 years ago

Carney: BoE to use extra 250 billion pounds to help markets, consider more action

LONDON (Reuters) - Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said on Friday the central bank was ready to provide 250 billion pounds ($345.93 billion) of additional funds to support financial markets after Britain voted to leave the European Union.

Governor of the Bank of England Mark Carney in London, Britain June 16, 2016. REUTERS/Neil Hall

He also said the central bank will consider whether to take additional policy responses in the coming weeks.

Reporting by David Milliken and Andy Bruce; Writing by Ana Nicolaci da Costa; editing by William Schomberg

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