Rates increase expected, but is timing right?

  • Economy
  • Saturday, 12 Jul 2014

Bank Negara says going forward, the over all growth momentum is expected to be sustained.

AFTER keeping interest rates low for the past three years to support economic growth, Bank Negara has finally decided that it is the time to “normalise” interest rates.

In response to firm growth prospects and expecting inflationary pressure to continue, the benchmark overnight policy rate (OPR) was raised by 25 basis points (bps) to 3.25% on Thursday.

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