Bank of Russia decided to reduce the key rate to 9.25%

On 28 April 2017, the Bank of Russia Board of Directors decided to reducethe key rate to 9.25% per annum (9.75% previous). The Board notes that inflation is moving towards the target, inflation expectations are still declining and economic activity is recovering. At the same time, inflation risks remain in place. Given the moderately tight monetary policy, the 4% inflation target will be achieved before the …