Friday, 27 July 2018

Nigeria's central bank retains interest rate at record-high 14%.

Godwin Emefiele, CBN Governor (Guardian Nigeria)

Godwin Emefiele cited the risk of increasing inflationary pressure in the decision by the bank’s monetary policy committee to hold the rate at its current level.

Nigeria's Central Bank Monetary Policy Committee has retained key lending rate at 14%, a record high since the inception of President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration.

Godwin Emefiele, Governor of the Central Bank, who chaired the 262nd Monetary Policy Meeting announced the decision of the committee to hold the key lending rate on Tuesday, July 24, 2018.

At the meeting, the CBN MPC decided to retain the Monetary Policy Rate (MPR) rate at the current level of 14%, Liquidity ratio at 30%. The rates were first raised in July 2016 to combat rising inflation.

Emefiele said majority of the members of the committee voted in favour of holding rates after the Apex bank two-day meeting in Abuja.

By Aderemi Ojekunle.
Full story at Pulse NG.

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