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Hungary central bank raises base rate by 100 bps to 11.75% as expected


Hungary central bank raises base rate by 100 bps to 11.75% as expected By Reuters

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BUDAPEST (Reuters) – Hungary’s central bank raised its base interest rate by 100 basis points to 11.75% on Tuesday to fight inflation which is seen peaking near 20% later this year, with upside inflation risks still on the rise.

Tuesday’s decision was in line with the median forecast of 11 economists in a Reuters poll last week.

The bank also raised its overnight deposit rate by 100 bps to 11.25%.

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