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The central bank of Philippines (BSP) is expected to keep interest rates unchanged at its event later in the week, suggested Lee Sue Ann, Economist at UOB Group.

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“BSP has slashed its policy rate by a total of 175bps to a new low of 2.25%, and the reserve requirement ratio (RRR) by a cumulative 200bps to 12.00%.”

“Given narrowing real interest rates as headline inflation inches higher, BSP has limited room to ease policy rates. Hence, we expect BSP to keep rates unchanged in the near-term”.