According to the press service of the regulator, despite the fact that the Russian economy continues to be under pressure from outside, and the risks to its financial stability still persist, however, today these risks have ceased to grow, so it was decided to lower the key rate.
Measures taken by the regulator to control the movement of capital contributed to reducing the pressure on the Russian economy, the report says. There is a decrease in inflation rates and a strengthening of the ruble exchange rate.
In addition, due to high interest rates on deposits, there is a steady inflow of funds from Russians.
The Bank of Russia also did not rule out a further reduction in the key rate at future meetings. The next meeting will take place on April 29.