Philippines cbank says it may continue easy policy to support growth

Written by on November 13, 2021

November 14, 2021

MANILA (Reuters) – The Philippines central bank may continue its accommodative policy stance even as it expects the economy could exceed the government’s growth target this year, its governor said on Sunday.

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Benjamin Diokno said full-year growth of 5% to 6% this year, above the government’s 4% to 5% target, “is attainable”.

“The BSP may continue to be patient and continue its accommodative monetary policy stance given the current domestic, external and financial developments,” Diokno told reporters ahead of a policy meeting on Nov. 18.

(Reporting by Karen Lema; Editing by Edmund Klamann)

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