Malaysia: BNM expected to keep rates on hold this week – UOB

UOB Group’s Economist Lee Sue Ann suggests the Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) would leave the policy rate unchanged at 1.75% at its meeting on Thursday.

Key Quotes

“With additional fiscal aids to cushion the impact of full lockdown, we expect BNM to monitor the fluid situation.”

“Resumption of rate cuts may be tough in an environment of higher inflation expectations and other central banks maintaining status quo.”

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