People walk out of the Central Bank in Tunis

Tunisia central bank holds key interest rate unchanged at 6.75 pct

TUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisia’s central bank kept its key interest rate unchanged at 6.75 percent on Thursday, the bank said.

Annual inflation rate eased to 7.5 percent in July from 7.8 percent in June, official data showed.

In May the central bank raised the key interest rate by 100 basis points to 6.75 percent, the second hike in three months, to tackle inflation.

(Reporting by Tarek Amara; Editing by Alison Williams)

2018-08-30 10:30:00

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