Central Reserve Bank of Peru Leaves Key Interest Rate Benchmark at 3.5%

October 9, 2014

There had already been three Peruvian central bank cuts since November 2013, most recently at the previous meeting in September.  Each reduction was a quarter of a percentage point.  While not cutting again this month, a released statement from the central bank promised to “implement additional monetary easing measures if it is necessary” and did cut its reserve requirement further to 10.5% from 11%. Inflation of 2.74% is within the prescribed 1-3% corridor and expected to converge on the 2% midpoint next year, plus indications of expected inflation show consistency with the central bank’s target.  Economic activity continues to expand more slowly than its long-term trendline.  Before November 2013, monetary policymakers had not cut rates since February 2010.

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