Guatemala Maintains Interest Rate at 4.5%

Considering the main internal and external variables stable, the Bank of Guatemala is keeping the leading policy rate, a major reference for interest rates in the country, unchanged.

Monday, September 1, 2014

From a statement issued by the Bank of Guatemala:

The Monetary Board, based on a comprehensive analysis of the external and internal situation, after having been made aware of the Balance Inflation Risks, has decided to keep the rate of the main monetary policy interest at 4.50% .

The Monetary Board, in the external environment, took into account projections related to global economic events which continue to show that the recovery process continues, mainly in advanced economies, albeit at a more moderate pace. It also took into account that the international prices of commodities that affect inflation in the country (oil, yellow corn and wheat), which are showing a downward trend.



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Taking into account stable macro economic variables at the national and the global level, the Bank of Guatemala has decided not to change the policy leader rate, the main reference for interest rates in the country.

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Guatemala: Leader Rate Stays at 4.75%

May 2014

The Bank of Guatemala is keeping at the same level its leading policy rate, which is the main reference for interest rates in the country.

From a statement issued by the Bank of Guatemala:

The Monetary Board, at its meeting held today, decided to keep the leading monetary policy interest rate at 4.75%, based on a comprehensive analysis of the external and internal situation, having been made aware of the Balance of Inflation Risks.

Guatemala: Reference Rate Lowered to 4.75%

March 2014

The Bank of Guatemala has lowered the leading policy rate, the reference for interest rates in the domestic financial system, from 5% to 4.75%.

The Monetary Board decided to lower the leading policy rate by 0.25 percentage points based on the external and internal economy, seeing a recovery in global economic activity.

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