Bank of Canada raises key interest rate to 1.75 per cent | The Star

10/24일 캐나다중앙은행이 기준금리 (Key interest rate=Benchmark rate=Overnight rate)를 1.75%로 0.25%p 인상했습니다. 이는 작년 7월이후 5번째이며 그 동안 1.25%p 가 오른 셈인데 기준금리가 1.5%를 넘은 것은 2008년이래 처음입니다. 이에 따라 변동금리 모기지의 기준이 되는 은행의 우대금리 (Prime rate)도 3.95%로 올랐습니다. 중앙은행은 앞으로 금리를 계속해서 더 올릴 것을 강력히 시사했는데 경제전문가들은 내년 말에는 2.5% 수준까지 오를 것으로 예상하고 있습니다. 다음 번 기준금리 발표는 12/5일입니다.


The Bank of Canada is raising its trend-setting interest rate as the resilient economy hums along and a big source of trade uncertainty is finally out of the way.

In making the decision Wednesday, the central bank also sent a signal that suggests it will take a more aggressive approach to future hikes than previously expected.

The central bank delivered a quarter-point rate increase for the fifth time since the summer of 2017 — and first time since July — to bring the benchmark to 1.75 per cent. The rate is now higher than it’s been in about a decade.

It was the central bank’s first policy decision since Canada agreed with the United States and Mexico earlier this month on an updated North American free trade deal.

“The new U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) will reduce trade policy uncertainty in North America, which has been an important curb on business confidence and investment,” the bank said in a statement Wednesday. [기사 전문 ]

Source: Bank of Canada raises key interest rate to 1.75 per cent | The Star