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BSP on a knife edge, Pakistan inflation worries

The scheduled highlights of the coming week are monetary policy meetings in Indonesia, Taiwan and the Philippines. While Indonesia and Taiwan are very likely to leave policy settings unchanged, the decision in the Philippines is a closer call. With inflation well above target, a further hike cannot be ruled out. On balance, however, we think the most likely outcome is that interest rates are left unchanged amid signs that policymakers are becoming more concerned about the struggling economy.

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