BUDAPEST Dec 20 Hungary's central bank kept its
base rate on hold at 0.9 percent on Tuesday as expected, while
investors focused on a possible further reduction in the size of
the bank's main three-month deposit facility, to be announced at
The bank also left the interest rate corridor unchanged.
All 20 analysts in a Reuters poll had forecast no change in
the policy rate and their median forecasts showed it could stay
on hold throughout this year and next, before rising to 1.3
percent by end-2018.
(Reporting by Krisztina Than and Gergely Szakacs)