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Sanjay Mathur, analyst at ANZ, point out that although the overnight RRP rate was expectedly left unchanged at 4.75% in Philippines and prevailing monetary settings were characterised as appropriate, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) has further reduced its 2019 inflation forecast.

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“Overall domestic activity was characterised as firm although delays in the passage of the 2019 budget are seen as risks.”

“We believe that the BSP will initiate a rate cutting cycle of a cumulative 75bps from May when inflation dips closer to the midpoint of its target range of 2-4%.”