Serbian central bank resumes monetary easing

National Bank of Serbia
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Serbia's central bank voted to cut its key interest rate by 50 basis points to 5.5% on August 13, resuming its monetary easing after a brief pause in July.

The National Bank of Serbia cited a fall in annual inflation from 1.9% in June to 1% in July as one of the main reasons for cutting the rate. Low foreign inflation and stable inflation expectations also contributed to the decision, the bank added.

Serbia's target inflation range is 2.5–5.5%, in an economy that has been troubled by low growth

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