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BoE's Carney hints at economic uncertainty ahead of Brexit vote
[LONDON] Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said the central bank detected some economic uncertainty ahead of a referendum on Britain's European Union membership, but he stressed that investment intentions by businesses remained sturdy.
"We pick up heightened awareness about upcoming political events, some of which don't have a timeframe yet, but investment intentions in businesses outside the energy sector continue to be robust," Carney said, answering questions following a speech in London.
Prime Minister David Cameron is seeking to reform Britain's ties with the bloc before a referendum which he has promised to hold by the end of 2017 and could take place around the middle of this year.