Namibia central bank holds key rate for fourth meeting

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WINDHOEK, Feb 14 (Reuters) - Namibia's central bank left its main interest rate unchanged in a decision announced on Wednesday.

The decision to keep the repurchase rate at 7.75% NACBIR=ECI was the fourth "hold" decision in a row.

Inflation in the southern African country edged up to 5.4% year on year in January NACPIY=ECI from 5.3% in December.

As well as price stability the Bank of Namibia tries to safeguard the 1:1 link between the Namibian dollar and the South African rand.

(Reporting by Nyasha Nyaungwa Editing by Alexander Winning)


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