Costa Rica cuts rates for fourth time since March

Central Bank of Costa Rica
The Central Bank of Costa Rica

The Central Bank of Costa Rica reduced its policy rate on September 19, adding to the list of central banks providing more accommodative monetary policy.

The central bank reduced its rate by 25 basis points to 3.75% in response to the expected path of macroeconomic indicators and the international economic environment. It was the fourth rate reduction since March, when rates were 5.25%.

The bank said the policy reduction was appropriate given the downside risks to inflation and slow growth.

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