Bank of Canada Cuts Interest Rate to 4.75%

, , - Mario Conte - June 14, 2024

The Bank of Canada has lowered its overnight rate to 4.75%, a reduction of 25 basis points from the previous 5% level that had been in place since July 2023. This marks a significant shift in monetary policy, as the central bank aims to support economic stability and growth.

Since March 2022, the Bank of Canada has been on a rate-hiking trajectory in response to unexpectedly high inflation following pandemic stimulus measures and disruptions in global supply chains. However, recent data suggests that underlying inflation pressures are easing at a sustainable pace, prompting the central bank to make this rate cut.

This move makes the Bank of Canada the first among major central banks, including the Bank of England, the European Central Bank, and the United States Federal Reserve, to lower interest rates. This decision reflects the bank’s confidence in the current economic conditions and its proactive approach to fostering a stable financial environment.

The rate cut is expected to have widespread implications for the Canadian economy, potentially lowering borrowing costs for consumers and businesses, and stimulating investment and spending. It will be important to monitor how this policy shift influences economic growth and inflation in the coming months.

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