Dec. 12 (Bloomberg) -- Hungary’s central bank may keep the benchmark two-week deposit rate unchanged through 2012, UniCredit SpA said in a research report published today.
Policy makers may switch back to a “wait-and-see” mode after raising the main rate to 6.5 percent from 6 percent last month, UniCredit said in the e-mailed report. The central bank will monitor how talks with the International Monetary Fund on a financial aid package will progress. A delay in the talks may force a rate increase, UniCredit said.
Hungary may require a 16 billion-euro ($21.2 billion) IMF- led agreement, UniCredit said.
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