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Sri Lanka cuts key charges as inflationary pressures ease

Sri Lanka cuts key charges as inflationary pressures ease


Sri Lanka Central Bank building in Colombo

Individuals stroll previous the primary entrance of the Sri Lanka’s Central Financial institution in Colombo, Sri Lanka. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte/File hpoto

COLOMBO – Sri Lanka’s central financial institution reduce its key charges by 200 foundation factors on Thursday, in keeping with expectations, as inflation continued to sluggish and focus returned to reviving financial development following the bailout secured from the Worldwide Financial Fund.

The Central Financial institution of Sri Lanka (CBSL) reduce its standing deposit facility price and standing lending facility price to 11 p.c and 12 p.c, respectively, from 13 p.c and 14 p.c beforehand.

The island nation plunged into disaster final yr as its overseas trade reserves ran out, meals and vitality costs spiraled and protesting mobs compelled the ouster of the then president of the South Asian nation.

President Ranil Wickremesinghe took the reins in July and negotiated a $2.9-billion bailout from the Worldwide Financial Fund (IMF) in March.

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