TITLE

Rate Outlook Clouded

PUB. DATE
January 2007
SOURCE
Emerging Europe Monitor: Central Europe & Baltic States;Jan2007, Vol. 14 Issue 1, p3
SOURCE TYPE
Country Report
DOC. TYPE
Country Report
ABSTRACT
The article analyzes trends in inflation and interest rates in Hungary. The decision by the National Bank of Hungary to keep interest rates at 8.00% in November 2006 was partly due to a stronger exchange rate and lower oil prices. Further rate increases should be ahead given the bank's 2008 average inflation projection of 4.1%, well above its 3% target. However, a forthcoming slowdown in domestic demand could lower the inflationary pressures in the country.
ACCESSION #
23874707

 

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