Rate Cut in the Philippines

February 6, 2020

Also as had been anticipated by analysts, the Filipino reverse repo rate was cut 25 basis points to 3.75%. Such is the fourth such reduction since last May and the first change since September. Inflation has risen to 2.9%, but that is still just in the middle of the central bank’s target of 2-4%. “the Monetary Board concluded that the manageable inflation environment allowed room for a preemptive reduction in the policy rate to support market confidence. While recent demand indicators still point to a firm outlook for the domestic economy, the Monetary Board believes that a policy rate cut would provide additional policy support to ward off the potential spillovers associated with increased external headwinds,” according to a released statement.

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