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Lee Sue Ann, Economist at UOB Group, expects the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) to keep the current monetary policy stance at its meeting on Thursday.

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“BSP Deputy Governor Francisco G. Dakila continud to play down the increasing inflation risks, saying near-term inflation pressures triggered by supply-side shocks is not a cause for concern.”

“It should not require monetary policy response unless they lead to further second round effects.”

“Hence, we expect BSP to extend its rate pause until year-end for now.”