June 24, 2016 / 7:59 AM / 3 years ago

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

Governor of the Bank of England Mark Carney delivers a speech about murdered MP Jo Cox before the Dinner to the Bankers and Merchants at The Mansion House in London, Britain June 16, 2016. REUTERS/Neil Hall

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

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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