It was the third time this year the central bank raised its liquidity absorption facility rate, aiming to increase resources available for lending.
In April, credit to the economy rose 2.25 percent while the LUIBOR overnight decreased to 3.10 percent. The average exchange rate was stable at 97.88 kwanzas per dollar.
Later in April, the central bank Governor said there is room to reduce interest rates if consumer prices keep decelerating. In April, the inflation rate slowed to 7.22 percent from 7.32 percent in March, the lowest rate on record.