Hungarian Central Bank Keeps Base Rate On Hold

  • 16 Dec 2020 9:16 AM
  • Hungary Matters
Hungarian Central Bank Keeps Base Rate On Hold
Hungarian central bank (NBH) rate-setters kept the base rate on hold at 0.60% at a regular meeting. They also decided to leave the O/N deposit rate at -0.05% and the O/N and one-week collateralised loan rates at 1.85%.

In a statement released after the meeting, the council reiterated its earlier policy stance.

"The monetary conditions established at the short end support price stability, the preservation of financial stability and the recovery of economic growth in a sustainable manner,” the policy makers said.

The council also repeated that it is “key” to keep short-term yields at a “safe distance from a range close to zero” as well as its commitment to “maintaining price stability during the coronavirus pandemic”.

The council said it closely monitors “the persistence of inflationary effects” resulting from the economic recovery as well as “possible inflationary effects of financial market developments”.

“If warranted by a change in the outlook for inflation, the [NBH] will be ready to use the appropriate instruments,” the council added.

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