BSP says monetary policy stance appropriate


Posted at Aug 10 2015 10:42 AM | Updated as of Aug 10 2015 06:42 PM

MANILA - The Philippine central bank's current monetary policy remains appropriately calibrated, with growth remaining on a strong path despite weakness in the first quarter and inflation seen continuing on a manageable path, its governor said on Monday.

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) governor Amando Tetangco also told a budget hearing in Congress that average inflation this year was expected to settle near the low end of the government's 2-4 percent target, with the country having a solid foundation to weather global and domestic economic uncertainties.

The central bank's Monetary Board meets on Thursday to review its interest rate policy.