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Ethiopian Central Bank Increases Deposit Rate to 5%, ENA Says

The National Bank of Ethiopia increased the deposit rate to 5 percent from 4 percent, the state-run Ethiopian News Agency reported, without giving details.

The new rate became effective from Dec. 2, central bank spokesman Bekalu Ayalew said by phone today.

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