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Polish Zloty Drops on Concerns About Slowing Inflation

February 12, 2013 at 16:21 by Vladimir Vyun

Some 100-zloty notesThe Polish zloty went down today on speculations that a report this week may show that inflation slowed last month for the fourth consecutive month, giving the central bank incentive to lower interest rates.

Analysts estimated that inflation declined from 2.4 percent in December to 2 percent in January, the lowest level since August 2010. The National Bank of Poland may cut interest rates yet again after it has lowered borrowing costs by 100 basis points since November. The unfavorable domestic fundamentals added to the downside pressure on the zloty, caused by the general risk aversion sentiment.

USD/PLN went up from 3.0968 to 3.1075 as of 16:21 GMT today, while its daily high was at 3.1178.

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