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Growth perceptions
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Growth perceptions

Why are businesses happy but consumers are not? Do businesses and consumers care about different things? Is the...
Updated 08 Jun, 2021 11:31am
Bank of Ghana surprises with 100 basis point policy rate cut
Business & Finance

Bank of Ghana surprises with 100 basis point policy rate cut

  • "Risks to the inflation outlook remain muted in the near-term ...under these circumstances, the (Monetary Policy Committee) decided to lower the monetary policy rate by a hundred basis points," Addison said, adding that the bank will monitor inflationary pressure on rents and transport fares.
Published 31 May, 2021 07:19pm
SBP keeps interest rate unchanged at 7%
Business & Finance

SBP keeps interest rate unchanged at 7%

  • Announcement largely in line with market expectations * The MPC of the central bank was of the view that positive recovery momentum is expected to persist, translating into higher growth next year.
Published 28 May, 2021 06:10pm
State Bank MPC: Policy Rate remains unchanged at 7pc
Business & Finance

State Bank MPC: Policy Rate remains unchanged at 7pc

  • Growth in FY21 is now projected to be higher than previously anticipated due to improved prospects for manufacturing and reflecting in part the monetary and fiscal stimulus provided during Covid.
  • Looking ahead, as the temporary increase in inflation from administered prices wanes, inflation should fall to the 5-7 percent target range over the medium-term.
Updated 19 Mar, 2021 05:21pm
Turkish lira firms for second consecutive day
Markets

Turkish lira firms for second consecutive day

  • The lira stood at 7.5320 against the US dollar at 1408 GMT, firming from Tuesday's close of 7.6300.
  • The currency had declined sharply since mid-February, hitting its lowest level since mid-December on Monday, as the yields on US bonds rose.
Published 10 Mar, 2021 07:52pm
Turkey's central bank seen keeping policy rate unchanged
Business & Finance

Turkey's central bank seen keeping policy rate unchanged

  • The median estimate in a Reuters poll of 21 economists was for the central bank to keep its one-week repo rate at 17%. One economist expected a hike to 17.75%, while four others expected a hike to 18%.
  • Turkey's lira declined some 20% last year, pushing inflation higher through imports denominated in hard currencies.
Published 12 Feb, 2021 08:32pm
Turkey to keep policy tight until 5pc inflation target hit
World

Turkey to keep policy tight until 5pc inflation target hit

  • Speaking at an online presentation of the bank's quarterly inflation report, Agbal also said it was too early to ease policy.
  • Annual inflation rose in December to 14.6%, but Agbal stood by the bank's forecast that it would fall to 9.4% this year.
Published 28 Jan, 2021 06:08pm
State Bank MPC maintains policy rate unchanged at 7pc
Business & Finance

State Bank MPC maintains policy rate unchanged at 7pc

  • There could be some changes in the projection due to change in electricity rates, and international oil prices but it will be temporary, said Baqir.
  • “It is very important that at present the monetary policy should convey a message of stability,” the SBP Chief said.
  • The yearly inflation rate is projected to remain at 7-9pc as previously announced.
Updated 23 Jan, 2021 10:52am