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Carney Seen Raising Rates Before Yellen, Draghi

Investors are betting Bank of England Governor Mark Carney will lead the charge out of record-low interest rates as central banks pivot from fighting stagnation to managing expansions.

Economists at Citigroup Inc. and Nomura International Plc say the strongest growth since 2007 will prompt the U.K. to lift its benchmark from 0.5 percent as soon as this year. Money-market futures show an increase in early 2015. That’s at least three months before the contracts indicate Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen will raise the target for the federal funds rate. European Central Bank President Mario Draghi and Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda are forecast to maintain or even ease monetary policy.