Latin America Economics

Latin America Update
15 June, 2011

Chilean interest rates close to peaking

The Central Bank of Chile (CBC) raised interest rates by 25bps to 5.25% last night but signalled that, while more hikes are likely over the coming months, we are now approaching the end of the current tightening cycle. We are sticking to our forecast for rates to reach 6.0% by year-end, but the risks to this are perhaps now to the downside....

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