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Due to the expected lower volatility, the interest rate fell to the lowest level in six months

The rate was 74% at the end of last year Source: Archive

The interest rate on Liquidity Bills (Leliq), which is a reference for the rest of the system, fell to 44.4% today and reached the lowest level since August 13, when the then president

Central bank


Luis Caputo

he raised the monetary policy rate from 40% to 45% to defend the severity of the crisis caused in Turkey.

A few days later, after the new exchange rate, Caputo again raised the rate to 60% and promised that it will not lower it from this level until the end of the year. But in October, with the implementation of the new monetary policy, already with

Guido Sandleris

In the BCRA Presidency, Leliq's debut resulted in a raise to a maximum of 74%.

Since then, the rate has begun to decline in favor of a better international context and good harvest expectations. This influenced


that has fallen and was in the last days more time below the non-intervention zone.

The reference interest rate acts as a great regulator of various economic variables. Although it is usually used to reduce financial instability, it also acts as an anchor that impedes economic activity. In this way, the rate reduction favors the progress of the economy, because it improves access to credit.

"The rate has already dropped, but stopped in December due to the bad external context." At the end of January international humor improved very much, and with the progressing confirmation that the collections are very good in historical terms, they decompressed significantly. Therefore, the smaller chances of a macroeconomic crisis had more impact than the expectation of low inflation, which has not changed in recent months, "explains Gabriel Caamaño from the consulting company Ledesma.

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