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Slowly lower: Emerging market central banks cut interest rates for 18th month

imageEconomy7 hours ago (Aug 10, 2020 07:10AM ET)

(C) Reuters.

By Karin Strohecker and Ritvik Carvalho

LONDON (Reuters) – Emerging market central banks continued to cut interest rates in July as policymakers battling the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic tried to shore up their economies, though the pace of reductions has slowed down considerably.

Interest rate moves by central banks across a group of 37 developing economies showed a net eight cuts in July following 16 cuts in June and May each.

July marked the 18th straight month of net cuts – the longest easing cycle for emerging market central banks since 2013.

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Slowly lower: Emerging market central banks cut interest rates for 18th month

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