Sunday, January 23, 2011

Mexico Central Bank Holds Benchmark Rate at 4.5%

The Board of Governors of the Banco de Mexico decided maintain the overnight interbank interest rate target at 4.5% as growth risks remain, but with upside risk to headline inflation. Mexico recorded an annual headline inflation figure of 4.4% in December 2010 (versus an inflation target of 3%) - driven primarily by rising food prices; while core inflation remains relatively stable.


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