IMF: Israel's monetary policy too conservative

An evaluation of the Israeli economy by an IMF delegation has concluded that interest rates can continue to fall as the economy is under deflationary pressure but cuts should be gradual and monetary policy should be made more transparent.

Source: Israel Business Arena

The International Monetary Fund praised the Ministry of Finance, the 2004 budget, and the labor and welfare reforms.

The Israeli economy is under deflationary pressure, which makes it possible to continuing cutting the interest rat

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