FACTBOX-Global interest rates in 2010

(Updates with Russia rate cut)

LONDON, Feb 19 (BestGrowthStock) – Denmark’s central bank cut its key lending rate
by 10 basis points to 1.05 percent to ease strengthening pressure on the crown
currency last month, in a surprise move just a week after its last cut.

As a result the average rate set by 11 leading central banks — the five
that decide monetary policy for the G7 nations plus six other major banks —
fell to 1.05 percent from 1.08 percent.

On May 7 last year, the European Central Bank cut its main interest rate by
25 basis points to 1.0 percent. As a result, the average rate set by central
banks of the Group of Seven nations fell to 0.40 percent from 0.45 percent.

For interest rate changes in 2008 please double click on [ID:nL2303706]

The following table of average rates is aimed at reflecting the movement of
official policy rates during the economic cycle rather than actual borrowing
costs.

2010
MONTH: END08..END09..01…02…03…04…05…06…07…08…09…10…11…12
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G7 AVG: 1.25 0.40 0.40 – – – – – – – – – – –
11 AVG: 2.25 1.08 1.05 – – – – – – – – – – –
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FED 0/0.25 0/.25 – – – – – – – – – – – –
BOJ 0.10 0.10 – – – – – – – – – – – –
ECB 2.50 1.0 – – – – – – – – – – – –
BOE 2.00 0.5 – – – – – – – – – – – –
BOC 1.50 0.25 – – – – – – – – – – – –
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SNB 0.50 0.25 – – – – – – – – – – – –
RBA 4.25 3.75 – – – – – – – – – – – –
RBNZ 5.00 2.5 – – – – – – – – – – – –
RIKSBK 2.00 0.25 – – – – – – – – – – – –
NORWAY 3.00 1.75 – – – – – – – – – – – –
DENMARK 3.75 1.20 1.05 – – – – – – – – – – –
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NO. OF RATE
CHANGES: 2009: 35 – – – – – – – – – – – –
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MONTH: END08..END09..01…02…03…04…05…06…07…08…09…10…11…12
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EASTERN EUROPE:
POLAND 5.00 3.5 – – – – – – – – – – – –
HUNG 10.0 6.25 6.0 – – – – – – – – – – –
CZECH 2.25 1.0 – – – – – – – – – – – –
RUSSIA 13.0 8.75 – 8.5 – – – – – – – – – –
UKRAINE12.0 10.25 – – – – – – – – – – – –
ROMANIA10.25 8.0 7.5 7.0 – – – – – – – – – –

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LATIN AMERICA:
BRAZIL 13.75 8.75 – – – – – – – – – – – –
MEXICO 8.25 4.5 – – – – – – – – – – – –
CHILE 8.25 0.5 – – – – – – – – – – – –
COLOMBIA 9.5 3.5 – – – – – – – – – – – –
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ASIA
KOREA 3.0 2.0 – – – – – – – – – – – –
THAI 2.75 1.25 – – – – – – – – – – – –
PHIL 5.5 4.0 – – – – – – – – – – – –
TAIWAN 2.0 1.25 – – – – – – – – – – – –
INDS 9.25 6.5 – – – – – – – – – – – –
INDIA 6.5 4.75 – – – – – – – – – – – –
CHINA 5.31 5.31 – – – – – – – – – – – –
(For more Asian rates please double click on [ID:nASIAINT])
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MIDDLE EAST/AFRICA:
SARB 11.5 7.0 – – – – – – – – – – – –
ISRAEL 1.75 1.25 – – – – – – – – – – – –
TURKEY 15.0 6.5 – – – – – – – – – – – –
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MONTH:DEC08..DEC09..01…02…03…04…05…06…07…08…09…10…11…12

NOTES:

If rates change more than once a month, the last rate for that month is
listed.

The Swiss National Bank targets a range for the three-month Swiss franc
LIBOR rate. It currently targets roughly the midpoint of that range.
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INTEREST RATES. (All the interest rates are policy rates identified by each
central bank):

GROUP OF SEVEN CENTRAL BANKS:

U.S FEDERAL RESERVE = federal funds rate

BANK OF JAPAN = overnight call rate

EUROPEAN CENTRAL BANK = refi rate

BANK OF ENGLAND = bank rate

BANK OF CANADA = overnight funding rate

MAJOR CENTRAL BANKS:

SWISS NATIONAL BANK = 3-month Swiss Libor

RESERVE BANK OF AUSTRALIA = cash rate

RESERVE BANK OF NEW ZEALAND = cash rate

SWEDISH RIKSBANK = repo rate

NORGES BANK = deposit rate

DENMARKS NATIONALBANK = Lending rate

CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE:

NATIONAL BANK OF POLAND (NBP): 28-day intervention rate

NATIONAL BANK OF HUNGARY: (NBH) 2-week deposit rate

CZECH NATIONAL BANK (CNB): 2-week repo rate

CENTRAL BANK OF RUSSIAN FEDERATION (CBR): refinancing rate

NATIONAL BANK OF UKRAINE (NBU): discount rate

NATIONAL BANK OF ROMANIA (NBR): monetary policy rate

LATIN AMERICA:

CENTRAL BANK OF BRASIL (BCB): Selic rate

CENTRAL BANK OF CHILE (BCC): Discount rate

BANK OF MEXICO: Overnight lending rate

CENTRAL BANK OF COLOMBIA: Intervention rate

ASIA:

BANK OF KOREA: Overnight call rate

BANK OF THAILAND: 1-day repurchase (repo) rate.

CENTRAL BANK OF PHILIPPINES: Overnight borrowing rate

CENTRAL BANK OF CHINA (TAIWAN): Discount rate

BANK INDONESIA: Bank Indonesia (BI) reference rate

RESERVE BANK OF INDIA: Repo rate

PEOPLE’S BANK OF CHINA: One-year yuan lending rate

MIDDLE EAST/AFRICA:

SOUTH AFRICAN RESERVE BANK: Repurchase rate

BANK OF ISRAEL: Short-term lending rate

CENTRAL BANK OF TURKEY: Overnight borrowing

Stock Market Report

(editing by Mike Peacock)

FACTBOX-Global interest rates in 2010