Guatemala: Leader Rate Drops to 5%

The Monetary Board, at its meeting on October 30, decided to reduce the level of the leading interest monetary policy rate from 5.25% to 5%.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

From a press release issued by the Bank of Guatemala (Banguat):

The Monetary Board, at its meeting today, decided to reduce the level of the leading monetary policy interest rate by 25 base points from 5.25% to 5.00%, based on a comprehensive analysis of the external and internal environment, after reviewing the inflation risks balance.

The Monetary Board, in the external environment, found that the performance of the global economy continues to show evidence of an economic recovery, albeit at a moderate pace and with downward risks. It also took into account that the international price of oil has been stabilizing and international prices of maize and wheat show a downward trend.



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Guatemala Leader Rate Remains at 5.25%

September 2013

The Monetary Board of the Bank of Guatemala, at its meeting on September 25, decided to keep the Leader rate at 5.25%.

From a press release issued by the Bank of Guatemala (Banguat):

The Monetary Board, at its meeting today, decided to maintain at 5.25% the monetary policy leader interest rate, based on a comprehensive analysis of the external and internal situation, after being made aware of the Inflation Risk Balance .

Leading Rate in Guatemala Remains at 5.25%

August 2013

The Monetary Board, at its meeting on July 31, decided to keep the level of the monetary policy leading interest rate at 5.25%.  

From a press release by the Bank of Guatemala:

The Monetary Board in its meeting today decided to keep the level of the monetary policy leading interest rate at 5.25%, based on comprehensive analysis of the external and internal situation, after finding out about the Balance Inflation Risks.

Guatemala: Leading Rate Remains at 5.25%

June 2013

After having increased in April by 0.25%, the Monetary Board of the Bank of Guatemala decided to keep the leading rate at 5.25%, with an eye on inflation control.

From a press release by the Bank of Guatemala (Banguat):

The Monetary Board in its meeting today, decided to keep the level of 5.25% for the monetary policy leading interest rate, based on comprehensive analysis of the external and internal situation, after being made aware of the Balance of Inflation Risks.

Leading Interest Rate in Guatemala Rises to 5.25%

April 2013

Taking into account inflation expectations, the Monetary Board has increased the leading interest rate by 0.25% , going from 5% to 5.25%.

From a press release issued by the Bank of Guatemala (Banguat):

The Monetary Board in its meeting today, after learning the balance of inflation risks, based on comprehensive analysis of the external and internal situation, has decided to raise the level of the monetary policy leading interest rate by 25 base points, going from 5.00% to 5.25%.

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