Economists expect fall in interest rates
The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) will hold a meeting on Oct. 24 for the seventh time this year to determine the bank's decision on interest rates.
A group of 14 economists expect an average drop of 100 basis points in one-week repo rate -- the lowest estimate at 50 basis points and the highest at 200.
In the previous meeting, the MPC decided to cut interest rates by 325 basis points from 19.75% to 16.50%.
After Oct. 24's meeting, the bank will hold one more committee meeting this year.
In 2018, the CBRT held nine MPC meetings as interest rates climbed from 8% to 24% over the course of the year.