National Bank of Poland

National Bank of Poland

July 6, 2016

This week’s monetary policy review in Poland left the central bank reference interest rate at 1.50%, its level since a 50-basis point cut in March 2015.  There previously had been nine reductions engineered between November 2012 and January 2014 that cut the reference rate to 2.0% from 4.75%.  A statement released after this week’s two-day […] More

National Bank of Poland: No Policy Change

April 6, 2016

Thirteen months have elapsed since the second of two 50-basis point cuts in the central bank’s reference interest rate, which has been at 1.5% and flanked by a 2.5% Lombard rate and a 0.5% deposit rate.  A sstatement released after this month’s meeting of the Monetary Council expresses satisfaction with the current stance, which “is […] More

National Bank of Poland

January 14, 2016

Poland’s central bank reference rate will remain at 1.50%, its level since a 50-basis point cut last March.  From November 2012 until then, three cuts of 50 basis points and seven reductions of 25 bps were implemented.  A statement released after today’s meeting has a generally upbeat tone, suggesting that the key rate will likely […] More

National Bank of Poland’s Reference Interest Rate Left at 1.5%

December 2, 2015

Having cut its interest rate by 225 basis points from 4.75% to 2.5% between July 2013 and November 2012, the Monetary Policy Council did not make a further change until the first quarter of 2015.  Two more 50-basis point reductions were implemented in January and March in response to an increasingly disinflationary global environment.  The […] More

National Bank of Poland

October 6, 2015

Narodowy Bank’s seven-day reference rate was left at 1.5% following the latest Monetary Policy Council meeting.  It was reduced by 50 basis points in March 2015, this year’s only modification.  Nine earlier cuts from November 2012 through January 2014 reduced the rate from 4.75% to 2.0%.  Like many other economies, on-year CPI and PPI inflation […] More

National Bank of Poland

September 2, 2015

Poland’s 1.5% central bank reference rate was left unchanged as expected, but a released statement flagged mounting downside inflation risks:  “Increasing risk of stronger economic slowdown in emerging economies and the declining commodity prices have raised the uncertainty about the pace of inflation returning to the target.”  After the meeting in early July, officials by […] More

National Bank of Poland Retains a Record Low 1.5% Policy Interest Rate

July 8, 2015

A sequence of nine 25-basis points reductions and two cuts of 50 basis points beginning in November 2012 was punctuated by one of the two larger moves this past March.  As after a prior meeting in early June, monetary officials in Poland today released a statement providing a neutral policy bias. In the opinion of […] More

Narodowy Bank Eases Polish Monetary Policy

March 4, 2015

Reductions of 50 basis points in the National Bank of Poland’s reference rate to 1.5%, Lombard rate to 2.5%, and deposit rate to 0.5% were announced in a central bank statement today.  Officials make a case for deepening deflation in Poland: “Moderate wage growth, the fall in global commodity prices and no demand pressure all […] More

National Bank of Poland Releases a Dovish Statement

January 14, 2015

Poland’s reference central bank interest rate was cut previously by 225 basis points between November 2012 and July 2013 and then by an additional 50 bps on October 8, 2014.  The 2.0% rate level established after that most recent reduction was retained at the November, December, and January meetings of the Monetary Policy Council.  However, […] More

National Bank of Poland

October 8, 2014

A 15-month pause in interest rate cutting ended today.  Poland’s Monetary Policy Council voted to cut its key reference rate by a greater-than-expected 50 basis points to 2.0%.  The Lombard rate was trimmed to 3% from 4%, narrowing the corridor between its level and the deposit rate, which remains at 1.0%.  The central bank’s rediscount […] More

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