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The majority expect the Policy Rate to remain the same at tomorrow CBSL Monetary Policy Meeting

Opinion pollsAug 18, 2021
The majority expect the Policy Rate to remain the same at tomorrow CBSL Monetary Policy Meeting
The opinion poll suggests CBSL Policy Rates will remain at the same level for the 14th month. But there is a growing expectation for rising interest rates at least by 0.25%, especially during the last few months. 41% of the respondents expect rates to remain same but 40% expect it to increase at least by 0.25%. But the respondents who are in Banking Finance, Capital Market Research more towards to hold the rates at current level.

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