Base Rate Cut Again by Central Bank in Hungary

  • 19 Jun 2024 12:07 PM
  • Hungary Matters
Base Rate Cut Again by Central Bank in Hungary
Hungarian central bank policymakers cut the base rate by 25 basis points to 7.00% at a scheduled meeting of the Monetary Council.

The Council also decided to lower the symmetric interest rate corridor in tandem, bringing the O/N deposit rate to 6.00% and the O/N collateralised loan rate to 8.00%.

At the previous policy meeting in May, the Council had cut the base rate by 50 basis points.

In a statement released after the meeting, the council acknowledged that the outlook for inflation had improved in the past quarter.

“In addition, the incipient recovery in Hungarian economic growth, historically high foreign exchange reserves, the persistent improvement in the current account balance and a cautious approach to monetary policy act in the direction of an improvement in the country’s risk perception,” they said.

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