Status Quo at the Bank of Korea

December 12, 2013

South Korea’s central bank base rate has been at 2.5% since cuts of 25 basis points in October 2012 and May of this year, which reversed similar-sized cuts implemented in June and July of 2011.  Although growth has moved above 3.0%, a negative output is projected to continue for “a considerable time.”  Inflation, which is targeted between 1.5% and 3.5%, is currently under 1.0%.  According to today’s statement, “due largely to the stability of international agricultural prices, inflation will remain low for the time being, but it will be higher than its current level.”

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