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Press release of the BCT Executive Board meeting held on 30 March 2017



Press release of the BCT Executive Board meeting held on 30 March 2017

The Board held its periodic meeting on 30 March 2017 and examined the items scheduled in its agenda. In fact, the Board reviewed the recent trends in the international economic situation and considered the evolution of the national economic and financial situation by analyzing the main economic, monetary and financial indicators, notably those relative to the external sector.

The Board discussed particularly the banking sector situation with respect to activity, financial balances and means for development of its capacities for financing the national economy.

As for the exchange operations and to further progress in the process of facilitating external transactions’ conducting, the Board examined a set of legal and regulating texts’ drafts about foreign exchange transactions, aiming particularly to further liberalize the capital account in order to boost foreign investment and develop residents’ investment abroad, in addition to measures relative to foreign currency accounts for resident private individuals.

After deliberation of the overall issues stated above, the Board decided to keep unchanged the key interest rate of the Central Bank’s key interest rate unchanged.

 

 

(For further data about the economic and financial situation, you can visit the Central Bank of Tunisia’s web site: www.bct.gov.tn).