Leading Rate in Guatemala Remains at 5.25%

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

Thursday, August 1, 2013

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.

The Monetary Board, in the external environment, found that the performance of the global economy continues to show mixed signals, revealing that the economic recovery continues, albeit at a moderate pace, and that negative risks remain. Additionally, it took into account the fact that the international prices of maize and wheat have shown a downward trend, which could have a positive impact on domestic inflation, however, the international oil price showed a significant recovery.



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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%.

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.

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 .

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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