Emerging Markets Economics

Emerging Markets Economics

Emerging Markets Economics Chart Book

19 May, 2017

Trend still towards looser monetary policy

The overall trend in EMs has remained towards looser monetary policy in recent months, with more EM central banks cutting interest rates than hiking them. But significant divergences exist at a country level. The central banks that are loosening policy are mainly EM commodity producers. This includes most of Latin America but also Russia. In these EMs, the stabilisation of currencies over the past year is now causing sharp falls in inflation and we expect further policy loosening in the months ahead

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