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Business Xpand – new forecast

According to the new forecast expected economic growth in the effective euro area will slow next year. This will reflect, among other things impact the outcome of the referendum in the UK on economic sentiment. In 2018, growth in the countries of our main trading partners will return to two percent. The decline in industrial producer prices in the euro area, mainly reflecting the low prices of energy commodities, have already begun to subside. Early next year, then these production rates will return to annual growth. Also, foreign consumer inflation will gradually increase. But even by the end of 2018 reaches two percent. View of three-month EURIBOR interest rate on the entire forecast horizon is negative. It thus reflects the still accommodative monetary policy of the European Central Bank. This contributes to consumer expectations of further weakening of the euro against the US dollar. Brent oil price outlook assumes a gradual increase.

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Das Papier beleuchtet mit verschiedenen Farben der Union den Mitgliedsländern und der europäischen Flagge mit dem Symbol der Währung als Euro-Zone.
Die Namen der Staaten, die eine prekäre finanzielle Situation haben (die PIIGS, kurz für Portugal, Italien, Irland, Griechenland und Spanien) sind in weißen Kästen platziert.
Die Länder außerhalb der Eurozone , die jetzt die dreifache “bis” das Rating beibehalten sind Großbritannien , Dänemark und Schweden (in orange).

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Business Xpand in Czechia

The Bank Board of the Czech National Bank at its meeting today decided unanimously to leave interest rates unchanged, ie technical zero. The Board decided to continue to use the exchange rate as an additional tool easing of monetary conditions. Yet confirmed the commitment of the Czech National Bank to intervene if necessary on the foreign exchange market to weaken the exchange rate to maintain the exchange rate against the euro near the level of 27 crowns per euro. The Czech National Bank is in line with that still ready to automatically perform time and volume unlimited intervention. The asymmetric nature of the exchange rate commitment remains unchanged.

This decision is based on the new macroeconomic forecast. It envisages using the exchange rate as an instrument of monetary policy by the middle of 2017. Inflation is starting to rise, however, still significantly below two percent objective of the Czech National Bank. According to the forecast, inflation will continue to increase and the monetary policy horizon slightly exceeds two percent target. To it will then return over 2018 above. Sustainable fulfillment of objectives, which is a prerequisite for a return to normal monetary policy, and according to the new forecast will be starting from mid next year.

The need to keep monetary conditions loose, at least at their current level persists. The Board therefore reiterates that the Czech National Bank does not stop using the exchange rate as an instrument of monetary policy sooner than in the second quarter of 2017. The Board while continuing to see as the likely end of the commitment in mid-2017.