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This week’s MNB meeting is unlikely to bring anything new to light, according to analysts at Nomura.

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“We think the central bank’s commitment to inflation targeting will be reiterated, underscoring that the abandonment of its loose policy would likely be triggered when consumer price growth becomes a source of concern for policymakers. For now, inflation does not seem to be much of an issue for the MNB.”

“Consequently, we think the central bank will abandon its policy only in mid-2019 when core inflation is likely to approach 4%, i.e., the upper-end of the central bank’s inflation target range.”