BOJ cuts interest rate & cash reserves

Bank of Jamaica announces its decision to lower the policy interest rate (the rate offered on overnight placements with Bank of Jamaica) by 25 basis points to 1.50 percent.
The central bank also announced a cut in cash reserve requirement of commercial banks by 3 percentage points to nine percent effective the begining of March.This reduction will increase liquidity in the financial system by $16.8 billion and thereby support
the expansion of credit to businesses and households at lower rates and at better terms, the central bank stated.
The liquid asset requirement is also being reduced by the same amount.

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