Malaysian Monetary Policy Not Changed

May 11, 2012

Officials at the Bank of Malaysia decided not to change the overnight policy interest rate, which has been at 3.0% since a 25-basis point hike in May 2011.  Three similarly-sized hikes were implemented from a base of 2.0% in March 2010, May 2010, and July 2010.  A Monetary Policy Statement on Bank Malaysia Negara’s web site speaks of ongoing global financial and economic risks, supportive domestic demand, moderating inflation, but a need to watch out for potential upside price risks from “global supply disruptions” that have resulted  in higher global prices for energy and commodities.

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