National Bank of Kyrgyzstan

Covid and Ukraine War Remain in the Spotlight

April 26, 2022

The uncertain evolutions of the war in Ukraine, Covid-19 pandemic and central bank interest rates are perpetuating erratic financial market movements. Stock markets are behaving diversely today, with drops of 1.4% in China, 2.1% in Australia, 0.8% in New Zealand and around 0.5% in U.S. futures countering gains of 1.4% in India, 0.4% in Japan […] More

Central Bank Rate Decisions in Kyrgyzstan and Australia

March 1, 2022

The National Bank of Kyrgyzstan increased its policy rate by 150 basis points to 10.0%, which is exactly double the level prior to February 2021 and at a six-year peak. The previous increase of 50 bps was done in January. A 10% the policy rate still remains a tad below on-year CPI inflation in that […] More

Uneven Manufacturing Trends Around the World

February 1, 2022

The dollar slipped 0.2% overnight on a weighted basis, losing 0.6% against the Swiss franc, 0.4% relative to the yen, Aussie dollar, Mexican peso and sterling, but just 0.2% versus the euro and 0.1% against the loonie. Stock markets in those Pacific Rim countries that were open and in Europe rallied robustly, taking their cue […] More

Interest Rate Hikes in Hungary and Kyrgyzstan

July 27, 2021

A 30-basis point increase in the National Bank of Hungary’s base rate to 1.2% was larger than what analysts were predicting and represents the second such hike in a month. Magyar Nemzeti Bank’s overnight deposit rate was increased from -0.05% to +0.25%. The base rate level is now at its highest level since early 2016. […] More

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