Central Bank of Sri Lanka

Intensifying Concern that Euro Area Is Drifting Into a Fresh Debt Crisis over Italy

October 2, 2018

A quote from European Commission President Jean-Claude Junker set the tone for trading today: “I would not wish that, after having really been able to cope with the Greek crisis, we’ll end up in the same crisis in Italy.” Ten-year sovereign debt yields, while dropping today by 3 basis points in France, Germany, The Netherlands, […] More

Central Bank of Sri Lanka

May 11, 2018

The Standing Lending Facility Rate had been reduced 25 basis points in April to 8.5%, but today’s policy review held that rate as well as the 7.25% Standing Deposit Rate steady this time, declaring the current stance “suitable” in a released statement . The goal is for inflation to stabilize in the mid-single digits, that […] More

Central Bank of Sri Lanka

April 4, 2018

The Standing Lending Facility Rate at the Central Bank of Sri Lanka has been cut 25 basis points to 8.50%. By keeping the Standing Deposit Facility rate unchanged at 7.25%, the range between them has narrowed as a result. According to a released statement, inflation has decelerated as a result of softer food prices, inflation […] More

No Change Made in Sri Lankan Monetary Policy Stance

February 16, 2018

The Central Bank of Sri Lanka’s standing deposit facility rate and standing lending facility rate have been at 7.25% and 8.75% since an increase of 50 basis points in July 2016. That was the second such reduction of 2016 and along with an earlier move in February reversed two percentage points of easing engineered between […] More

Central Bank of Sri Lanka

November 7, 2017

The Monetary Policy Committee kept its deposit rate unchanged at 7.25% and its lending facility rate at 8.75%. The late increases in these rate were a pair of 50-basis point moves in February and July of 2016, and the levels are now the highest in a bit over four years. The post-meeting statement revises projected […] More

Central Bank of Sri Lanka

September 26, 2017

Once again, Sri Lanka’s Monetary Policy Committee elected not to change its key deposit and lending rates of 7.25% and 8.75%. They have been at those tight levels since a 50-basis point increase in July 2016. An earlier move of same magnitude had been implemented in February. Headline and core CPI inflation picked up somewhat […] More

Central Bank of Sri Lanka

August 3, 2017

From October 2012 to April 2015, Sri Lanka’s central bank key lending and deposit rates had been cut in four moves by two percentage points. Half of that reduction was subsequently reversed in two 50-basis point hikes administered in February and July of last year. Since July 2017, the standing deposit facility rate has stayed […] More

Central Bank of Sri Lanka

June 27, 2017

Following last week’s policy review, Sri Lanka’s key central bank deposit and lending rates were again maintained at 7.25% and 8.75%, the levels since a pair of 50-basis point increases implemented last year in February and July. A statement of explanation called the monetary policy stance “appropriate” and predicted that total and core CPI, which […] More

Central Bank of Sri Lanka

May 9, 2017

The statement released after the latest policy review by Sri Lanka’s Monetary Board calls the current stance appropriate, observes a deceleration in the capital city of Colombo, and projects a similar drop of inflation nationally to mid-single digits by the end of this year. Officials also expect credit growth to slow down in line with […] More

Central Bank of Sri Lanka Raises Deposit and Lending Rates by 25 Basis Points

March 24, 2017

This third round of tightening was smaller in size (25 basis points) than the incremental increases of 50 basis points each in February and July of 2016. The Standing Deposit and Standing Lending Rates now become 7.25% and 8.75%, the cumulative 125 basis point hike since last July reverses more than half of the previous […] More

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