BUDAPEST May 23 Hungary's central bank said on
Tuesday that it wanted to maintain loose monetary conditions and
would be ready to ease policy further if warranted by inflation
"The Monetary Council monitors developments in monetary
conditions and markets," the rate-setting body said in a
"If inflation remains persistently below the target, the
Council will stand ready to ease monetary conditions further
using unconventional, targeted instruments," it added.
The bank kept its interest rates unchanged at its meeting
earlier in the day, as expected.
(Reporting by Krisztina Than and Gergely Szakacs)