Of interest rates and inflation


The overnight policy rate was left unchanged at 2.75% in January 2023 after a cumulative 100-basis-point rate hike that had taken place since May 2022. — Bloomberg

BACK in January 2023, the overnight policy rate (OPR) was left unchanged at 2.75%. This was after a cumulative 100-basis-point (bps) rate hike that had taken place since May 2022.

This is to allow the economy to adjust to the impact of the cumulative past OPR adjustments, given the lag effects of monetary policy on the economy.

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