On Bank of Russia key rate and other measures
From 16 December 2014 the Bank of Russia Board of Directors decided to raise the Bank of Russia key rate to 17.00 percent per annum. This decision is aimed at limiting substantially increased ruble depreciation risks and inflation risks.
From 16 December 2014 in order to strengthen the efficiency of monetary policy loans secured by non-marketable assets or guarantees for 2 to 549 days will be provided at a floating interest rate, set at the Bank of Russia key rate level, increased by 1.75 percentage points (up to the present these loans for 2 to 90 days were provided at fixed rate).
Moreover, for further expanse of credit institution ability to manage their foreign exchange liquidity it was decided to increase maximum allotment amount for
Interest rates on the Bank of Russia major operations 1
|Purpose||Type of instrument||Instrument||Term||Rate since 12.12.14||Rate since 16.12.14|
|Liquidity provision||Standing facilities (fixed interest rates)||REPO;
Loans secured by gold;
Loans secured by non-marketable assets and guarantees;
FX swaps (ruble leg)
|Open market operations (minimum interest rates)||Loans secured by non-marketable assets, auctions2||3 months||10.75||17.25|
|REPO auctions||from 1 to 6 days3, 1 week|| 10.50
|Liquidity absorption||Open market operations (maximum interest rates)||Deposit auctions||from 1 to 6 days3, 1 week|
|Standing facilities (fixed interest rates)||Deposit operations||1 day, call||9.50||16.00|
1 Complete information on interest rates on the Bank of Russia operations is given in the Table Interest rates on the Bank of Russia operations.
2 Floating interest rate linked to the level of the Bank of Russia key rate.
3 Fine-tuning operations.
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