TORONTO, April 8, 2015 /CNW/ - The C.D. Howe Institute's Monetary Policy Council (MPC) today recommended that the Bank of Canada keep its target for the overnight rate, the very short-term interest rate it targets for monetary policy purposes, at 0.75 percent at its next announcement on April 15, 2015. Looking ahead, the Council called for the Bank to hold the target at .75 percent through to September, and at 1.00 percent a year from now.
The MPC provides an independent assessment of the monetary stance appropriate for the Bank of Canada as it pursues its 2 percent inflation target. Finn Poschmann, the Institute's Vice President, Policy Analysis, chaired the Council's 94th meeting.
To read the announcement go to: http://www.cdhowe.org/mpc-recommendation-april-2015/29196
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