National Bank of Serbia

National Bank of Serbia

February 8, 2018

Serbia’s policy interest rate was left at 3.5%. The last and only reduction of 2017 was implemented in October and a half percentage point in size. There had been previous cuts of  275 basis points in the final eight months of 2013, 150 bps in 2014, 350 bps in 2015 and 50 basis points in 2016. […] More

National Bank Serbia

January 11, 2018

Serbia’s central bank policy rate was lowered by 825 basis points from April 2013 though July 2016, but the executive board has implemented just a single 25-basis point cut in October 2017 to 3.5% during the subsequent year and a half. A released statement after the first policy review of 2018 notes that CPI inflation […] More

National Bank of Serbia

December 7, 2017

Serbia’s central bank executive board decided not to change its key policy rate which has been at 3.5% for the past two months. Such had been cut 275 basis points in the final eight months of 2013, 150 bps in 2014, 350 bps in 2015 and 50 basis points in 2016. This year’s only change […] More

National Bank of Serbia

November 9, 2017

Having been cut by 50 basis points at the prior meeting of the Serbian central bank executive board a month ago, officials made no further change at this time. The policy rate stays at 3.5%. There were two 25-basis point cuts made in 2016, 350 basis points of reduction in 2015, 150 bps of cuts […] More

National Bank of Serbia

October 9, 2017

In cutting Serbia’s monetary policy interest rate to 3.5% from 4.0%, the Executive Board of the National Bank of Serbia claimed to be “guided by the medium-term inflation projection and movements in key inflation factors.” The medium-term inflation target is 3.0%, give or take 1.5 percentage points, and the most recent on-year changes of total […] More

Market Spotlight on Turkey and Spain

October 9, 2017

On a day when holiday closures in the United States (Columbus Day), Japan (Health Sports Day), Canada (Thanksgiving), and South Korea (Hanguil Day) ordinarily might be expected to sap the market of leadership and thus depress volatility, there have been big movements affecting Turkey and Spain. A diplomatic dispute between Turkey and the United States […] More

National Bank of Serbia

August 10, 2017

The second of two 25-basis point interest rate cuts in 2016 was implemented in July of that year and left the rate level at its current 4.0%. Reductions had been made earlier totaling 350 basis points in 2015, 150 bps in 2014 and 275 basis points from April 2013 through the end of that year […] More

National Bank of Serbia

July 10, 2017

Starting in April of 2013, the Executive Board of the NSB cut Serbia’s policy interest rate by a total of 825 basis points from 12.25% to 4.0%. The reductions included 350 basis points in 2015 and, most recently, a pair a 25-bp cuts in February and July of 2016. A statement released today after the […] More

National Bank of Serbia

June 8, 2017

Serbia’s central bank policy interest rate was cut 775 basis points in 2013-15 and by an additional 25 basis points to 4.0% in July 2016 where such continues to remain after the latest review by officials. A statement from the Executive Board projects in-target inflation (3.0% give or take 1.5 percentage points) during the next […] More

National Bank of Serbia

April 11, 2017

After leaving their key interest rate unchanged at 4.0%, the level since a cut of 25 bps last July,  Serbian monetary officials released a statement that again stressed their expectation that inflation will remain inside the 3.0 +/- 1.5% target range. Core inflation has been lower than headline inflation, printing at just 1.7% in February. […] More

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