Central Bank of the Republic of Colombia

August 31, 2017

Colombia’s central bank interest rate was lowered by 25 basis points to 5.25%, bringing the cumulative decline over the past six monthly meetings to 175 basis points. A majority of four policymakers wanted a 25-basis point cut, while two preferred a reduction of 50 basis points, and one voted not to cut the rate at all. A released statement noted that headline and core CPI inflation fell in July but also that Colombia’s economic growth slowdown appears to have bottomed. Export demand from neighboring economies remains soft.

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