Central Reserve Bank of Peru

Uneasy Financial Markets and Lower Dollar

January 11, 2019

Investors perceive many trouble spots, and none are getting resolved. Talks between President Trump and Congressional democrats have broken down, raising expectations that a border emergency situation will be declared. The federal government shutdown is now the longest on record. Fed Vice Chairman Clarida and Chicago Fed President Evans are the latest to signal fewer, […] More

Weak Data Intensify Investor Flight from Risky Assets

December 14, 2018

Equities fell 2.0% in Japan, 1.9% in Hong Kong, 1.5% in China, 1.3% in New Zealand and South Korea, 1.1% in Australia and Singapore, and 0.9% in Taiwan. Share prices are also down 1.0% in the U.S. and Switzerland, 0.8% in France, 0.7% in Italy, and 0.6% in Canada and Germany. The flight to safety […] More

A Shift from Fixed Income Assets Into Stocks

September 14, 2018

The second week of September came and went without the feared announcement of much higher U.S. tariffs. Even though that danger remains looking ahead, there’s been a return ot riskier assets. Share prices in the Pacific Rim rose 1.2% in Japan today, 1.0% in Hong Kong and Singapore, 1.3% in Indonesia and Taiwan, and 1.4% […] More

More Volatile Global Markets as Concern Mounts about Turkey

August 10, 2018

Turkey commands the spotlight of global financial markets this Friday. Talks broke down between the U.S. and Turkey over the latter’s continuing detention of an American evangelical pastor, which has prompted economic sanctions by the United States on an economy already gripped with upward spiraling inflation and a central bank interest rate near 18%. The […] More

Central Reserve Bank of Peru

June 8, 2018

Peru’s central bank policy rate was kept steady at 2.75%. That’s the level reached after a string of alternate odd-numbered monthly 25-basis point cuts beginning in May 2017 and ending in March 2018. A statement released by the BCRP Board asserts that whereas CPI inflation of 0.9% on year in May lay below the target […] More

Central Reserve Bank of Peru

May 10, 2018

Peru’s policy interest rate, which underwent six 25-basis point cuts from May 2017 to March 2018, was kept steady after this month’s monetary policy review. While inflation rose in April, it reached only 0.5%, half of the target floor. According to a released statement, “the Board considers that it is appropriate to maintain an expansionary […] More

Central Reserve Bank of Peru

April 12, 2018

Being an even-numbered calendar month, Peru’s central bank board did not change its policy interest rate in April. The last six reductions, each by 25 basis points, were made at scheduled monthly meetings in the even months of May, July, September, November, January and March. The rate is now at 2.75%, and the statement accompanying […] More

Central Reserve Bank of Peru

January 11, 2018

Peruvian Central Bank Board members continued the pattern of cutting their policy rate every other monthly meeting. As they had done in May, July, September, and November, officials cut such by 25 basis points, and the new level becomes 3.0%. A released statement projects a further near-term decline of CPI inflation and core inflation. Inflation […] More

Central Bank Rates in Chile, Peru and Colombia Left Unchanged

December 14, 2017

The Central Bank of Chile’s main interest rate was retained at 2.5%, but a released statement expresses some concern about the effect of inflation staying below target might have on actual inflation. “The risks of a delay in the convergence of inflation associated to its current persistently low level are still present, so, if deemed […] More

Central Reserve Bank of Peru

November 10, 2017

Peru’s policy interest rate has been lowered from 3.5% to 3.25%. This action follows three earlier 25-basis point cuts this year done in May, July and September. Taken together, this one percentage point of reduction offsets four 25-basis point rate increases between September 2015 and February 2016. The reversal is possible because of an ongoing […] More