RPP minutes: interest rates should remain stable

According to the minutes of the of the Monetary Policy Council (RPP) November’s decision-making meeting, most members assumed that the interest rates should remain stable in the coming quarters as the inflation target should likely be met. On top of that, stabilization of interest rates would suppor...

Small rate hike possible in early 2018 – RPP Member

Łukasz Hardt, member of the Poland’s Monetary Policy Council RPP said that a small interest rates hike might be possible early next year if inflation continues to be nearing its 2.5 percent target. “The fact that at the conference after the November RPP meeting I said that it is too early to increas...

RPP member: rates should be hiked as soon as Q1 2018

According to Eugeniusz Gatnar from the Monetary Policy Council (RPP) interest rates should be increased early next year to offset rising inflationary and wage pressures. “If wage pressures rise in line with my expectations and inflation comes near the target then I would expect interest rates to be ...

If PMI drops below 50, rates could be raised – MPP Member

According to Eryk Łon, a Monetary Policy Council (RPP) member, the interest rates could be raised if the Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) drops below the 50 point threshold. In June, the PMI stood at 53.1 points. If that’s not the case, rates should remain unchanged in 2018 as well. “I think it is ra...

IMF tells Poland to control public finances

In its latest annual report on the Polish economy, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said Poland’s government deficit would come in at 2.9 percent this year, while GDP growth will reach 3.6 percent. At the same time, IMF is urging Poland to cut spending and raise tax revenues if it is to avoid f...

Poland may need to raise rates in early 2018 – Gatnar

Poland may need to raise interest rates as soon as early 2018 because of risks to the inflation outlook or if real interest rates stay below zero percent for too long, member of the Poland’s Central Bank (NBP) and the Monetary Policy Council (RPP), Eugeniusz Gatnar told Parkiet daily.