Central Bank of Oman Keeps Repo Rate Unchanged at 6.00%

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The Central Bank of Oman (CBO) decided to keep its repo rate for local banks fixed at 6.00%.

The repo rate is the policy rate that allows commercial banks to acquire short term liquidity from the Central Bank as the lender of last resort.

This comes after the U.S. Federal Reserve’s decision to leave its key policy rate unchanged at the range of (5.25% - 5.50%).

The Central Bank of Oman’s monetary policy target is to sustain and maintain its fixed exchange rate. This policy is aligned with the structure and nature of the Omani economy. There are a number of advantages for Oman that are derived from this policy among which insuring the stability of the Omani Rial, mitigation of capital outflow and promoting certainty among investors by removing exchange rate risk.

Source: Oman News Agency