The Bank of Russia decided to keep the key rate at 10.00% p.a.
On 28 October 2016, the Board of Directors of the Bank of Russia decided to keep the key rate at 10.00 per annum. The Board of Directors notes that the dynamics of inflation and economic activity are overall in line with the forecast. At the same time, inflation is slowing down to a great extent on the back of temporary factors, while deceleration in inflation expectations remains unsteady. For the trend towards inflation slowdown to become sustainable, according to Bank of Russia estimates, it is necessary to hold the current key rate throughout 2016, with its potential downgrades due in 2017 Q1-Q2. Given this decision and considering that the moderately tight monetary policy is maintained, annual growth in consumer prices is set to total less than 4.5% for October 2017, dropping to the target level of 4% by the end of 2017. When making its key rate decisions in the months ahead, the Bank of Russia will assess inflation risks alongside with the alignment of inflation dynamics and economic performance with the baseline forecast.
We are happy to announce the results of TRDATA’s Forecast. The first user to correctly predict the key rate was Kadyr Omarov (Capital Credit Bank). An additional 3 users also provided correct predictions:
Evgeny Kulagin (LOCKO Bank)
Yuriy Netesanyy (Atlant-Finance)
The Bank of Russia Board of Directors will hold its next rate review meeting on 16 December 2016.
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