Poland Keeps Rate Unchanged

Poland’s central bank maintained its key interest rate at a record low on Wednesday, as expected.

The Monetary Policy Council decided to keep the key reference rate at a record low 1.50 percent, the National Bank of Poland said.

The previous change in the reference rate was a half-basis point reduction in March 2015.

The lombard rate was kept at 2.50 percent and the deposit rate at 0.50 percent. The rediscount rate was left unchanged at 1.75 percent.

As the headline rate still stands below the NBP’s 2.5 percent target and core inflation remains soft, most MPC members are dovish, Liam Carson, an economist at Capital Economics, said.

The economist suspects that interest rates will be left on hold until the end of the Council’s term in 2022.

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