IMF demands reinforced inflation targeting in Argentina

IMF headquarters in Washington DC

The support programme approved by the International Monetary Fund for Argentina on June 20 aims to reinforce the inflation targeting regime, as well as the independence of the central bank, says a staff report published by the fund on July 13.

“Argentina adopted inflation targeting (IT) at a time when inflation rates were high and the central bank’s credibility had not yet been fully entrenched,” the report says. “As a result, inflation has repeatedly surprised to the upside, expectations have

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