Operation of monetary policy

Quarterly Bulletin 1984 Q2
Published on 01 June 1984

This article covers the three months mid-February to mid-May 1984.

Domestic monetary conditions-though not without particular areas of uncertainty-remained satisfactory judged overall during the three months under review, and policy continued to exert moderate downward pressure on the rate of inflation, as intended. Nevertheless, financial markets went through a period of severe turbulence largely under the impact of developments in the United States. In operating monetary policy, the Bank, having endorsed a ½% reduction in the general level of short-term interest rates around the time of the Budget, leant against the subsequent spasmodically strong upward market pressures with the aim of moderating the rise in rates.

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