31 Jul 2023

Chile Central bank cut its key rate by 100bps!

Here we go ! The Banco Central de Chile (BCCh) is the first central bank to kick off easing cycle! The Chilean Central Bank made a surprising move by cutting its key interest rate by 100bp to 10.25%, surpassing market expectations of a 50bp reduction. The decision was unanimous, and the BCCh hints at further rate cuts in the near future. This move comes as inflationary pressures ease rapidly, and economic activity weakens. Despite recent challenges, the CLP (Chilean Peso Spot) has shown resilience this year, benefiting from reduced political uncertainty. Policymakers aim to support the #economy amidst deteriorating #sentiment and economic activity. The minutes scheduled for August 14 will provide further insights into the central bank's outlook. Source : Bloomberg


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