Polish Central Bank Rates Cut by 25 Basis Points

June 24, 2009

In a move that met analyst expectations, the National Bank of Poland cut its various short-term interest rates by 25 basis points.  This was the first cut since March 25, although reserve requirements had been sliced to 3% from 3.5% in May.  The key reference rate drops to 3.5% and has in total been reduced by 250 basis points from a peak of 6% prior to the first cut on November 26, 2008.  Officials released a statement declaring that despite more CPI inflation now than targeted, a greater probability of sub-target inflation in the medium term exists than is the chance then for above-target inflation.  And despite signs that the global recession is lessening and that financial conditions have improved slightly, projected growth and inflation were revised somewhat lower.

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