RABAT, March 21 Morocco's central bank said on Tuesday it was holding its benchmark interest rate unchanged at 2.25 percent and that it expects economic growth to reach 4.3 percent due to a recovery in agricultural output.
The bank said inflation had remained stable at 1.6 in 2016, as forecast. In January 2017 inflation rose to 2.1 percent, but it is expected to fall to 1.1 later in the year, the bank said. (Reporting by Samia Errazzouki; Writing by Aidan Lewis; Editing by Robin Pomeroy)
UPDATE 1-Merkel vows to put climate change at centre of G20 talks
BERLIN, June 29 Tackling climate change will be one of the central tasks of the upcoming Hamburg G20 summit of the world's largest economies, German Chancellor Angela Merkel told lawmakers on Thursday following the U.S.'s withdrawal from the Paris climate pact.