Malaysia keeps rates unchanged on lower inflation pressure


The monetary policy committee of Bank Negara Malaysia left interest rates unchanged on lower inflation pressures after its meeting today (March 5).

The overnight policy rate remains at 3.25%. “At the current level of the OPR, the degree of monetary accommodativeness is consistent with the intended policy stance,” says the policy statement.

Lower oil prices have been a key factor affecting price evolution in the South-east Asian economy over the last few months. “Headline inflation in January

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