BUDAPEST, Oct 20 (Reuters) - The National Bank of Hungary kept its base rate on hold at 1.35 percent on Tuesday, in line with a pledge to cement record-low levels for the foreseeable future to shore up the slowing economy.
The decision of the rate-setting Monetary Council met the unanimous call of 20 analysts in a Reuters poll last week. At 1201 GMT, the forint traded at 310.38 versus the euro, a touch weaker than 310.30 before the announcement.
The bank will publish a policy statement at 1300 GMT. (Reporting by Gergely Szakacs)