- 22 Aug 2018 9:58 AM
- Hungary Matters
However, the rate-setters have made use of “unconventional, targeted” instruments to ease monetary policy further.
The Council also left the overnight central bank deposit rate at -0.15% and the overnight collateralised loan rate at 0.90% at the meeting.
“In the Council’s assessment, maintaining the base rate and the loose monetary conditions is still necessary to achieve the inflation target in a sustainable manner,” the rate-setters said in a statement after the meeting, reiterating a stand taken after other recent policy meetings.
The NBH sees CPI reaching the 3% target from the middle of 2019 as the temporary, inflation-boosting effects of oil price changes fade.
The Council said the volatile international environment “continues to suggest a more cautious approach” to monetary policy.
The rate-setters also said they would stick to using their current set of monetary policy tools.