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Israel raises base interest rate from 0.75 pct to 1.25 pct

5 July 2022 20:45 (UTC+04:00)
Israel raises base interest rate from 0.75 pct to 1.25 pct

By Trend

Israel's central bank raised on Monday the base interest rate from 0.75 percent to 1.25 percent, according to a statement by the central bank, Trend reports citing Xinhua.

The bank linked the rate increase decision to the rise in inflation in Israel, which has reached 4.1 percent over the past 12 months, while the government has set an inflation target of 1 to 3 percent.

Home prices in Israel increased by 15.4 percent in the past 12 months alone, the bank noted.

"We are determined to return the inflation rate to within the target," said Bank of Israel Governor Amir Yaron.

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