Alexey Simanovsky, the First Deputy Chairman of the CBR, yesterday said that the central bank doubts the effectiveness of the potential indicative lending rates for lowering the cost of borrowing in the economy. He said that the CBR was currently preparing its own measures to reduce lending rates in the system.
The potential lending rates regulation remains in the spotlight, with two clear camps: MinEconomy on one side and the CBR with commercial banks on the other. We expect the noise to continue at least until 19 June, the deadline President Vladimir Putin set for the government and the CBR to present their proposals.
Mikhail Shlemov, Svetlana Aslanova
VTB Capital analyst
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