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Central Bank Rates


Country Central Bank Currency Key interest rate
(last change)
Change
Major Central Banks
ChinaPeople's Bank of ChinaPRC Yuan (CNY)6.00% (05.07.2012)
0.31
JapanBank of JapanJapanese yen (JPY)0.0-0.1% (16.11.2008)
0.20
United KingdomBank of EnglandPound sterling (GBP)0.50% (05.03.2009)
0.50
United StatesFederal Reserve SystemU.S. dollar (USD)0.25% (16.12.2008)
0.75
Eurozone
The European Central Bank Euro (EUR)0.25% (07.11.2013)
0.25
Austria (Oesterreichische Nationalbank), Belgium (Banque nationale de Belgique), Germany (Deutsche Bundesbank), Finland (Bank of Finland), France (Banque de France), Greece (Bank of Greece), Italy (Banca d'Italia), Netherlands (De Nederlandsche Bank), Slovakia (Národná banka Slovenska)
Other Central Banks
AustraliaReserve Bank of AustraliaAustralian dollar (AUD)3.00% (04.12.2012)
0.25
BelarusCentral Bank of BelarusBelarusian ruble (BYR)23.50% (10.06.2013)
1.50
BrazilBanco Central do BrasilBrazilian real (BRL)11.00% (02.04.2014)
0.25
CanadaBank of CanadaCanadian dollar (CAD)1.00% (20.07.2010)
0.25
ChileBanco Central de ChileChilean Peso (CLP)4.25% (18.02.2014)
0.25
ColombiaBank of the RepublicColombian peso (COP)3.25% (22.03.2013)
0.50
Czech RepublicCzech National BankCzech koruna (CZK)0.25% (27.09.2012)
0.25
DenmarkDanmarks NationalbankDanish krone (DKK)0.30% (24.01.2013)
0.10
EgyptCentral Bank of EgyptEgyptian pound (EGP)8.75% (19.09.2013)
0.50
GeorgiaNational Bank of GeorgiaGeorgian lari (GEL)4.00% (12.02.2014)
0.25
HungaryMagyar Nemzeti BankHungarian forint (HUF)2.60% (25.03.2014)
0.10
IcelandCentral Bank of IcelandIcelandic króna (ISK)5.75% (13.06.2012)
0.25
IndiaReserve Bank of IndiaIndian rupee (INR)7.50% (19.03.2013)
0.25
IndonesiaBank IndonesiaIndonesian rupiah (IDR)7.50% (12.11.2013)
0.25
IsraelBank of IsraelIsraeli sheqel (ILS)0.75% (24.02.2014)
0.25
LatviaBank of LatviaLatvian Lats (LVL)2.50% (13.09.2012)
0.25
MalaysiaCentral Bank of MalaysiaMalaysian ringgit (MYR)3.00% (05.05.2011)
0.25
MexicoBank of MexicoMexican peso (MXN)3.50% (25.10.2013)
0.25
MoroccoBank Al-MaghribMoroccan dirham (MAD)3.00% (28.03.2012)
0.25
NigeriaCentral Bank of NigeriaNigerian naira (NGN)12.00% (10.10.2011)
2.75
NorwayNorges BankNorwegian krone (NOK)1.50% (15.03.2012)
0.25
PolandNational Bank of PolandPolish Zloty (PLN)2.50% (03.07.2013)
0.25
QatarQatar Central BankQatari riyal (QAR)5.00% (05.04.2011)
0.55
RomaniaNational Bank of RomaniaRomanian leu (RON)3.50% (04.02.2014)
0.25
RussiaBank of RussiaRussian ruble (RUB)8.25% (13.09.2012)
0.25
SerbiaNational Bank of SerbiaSerbian dinar (RSD)9.50% (17.12.2013)
0.50
South KoreaBank of KoreaKorean won (KRW)2.75% (11.10.2012)
0.25
SwedenBank of SwedenSwedish krona (SEK)0.75% (17.12.2013)
0.25
SwitzerlandSwiss National BankSwiss Franc (CHF)0-0.25% (03.08.2011)
0.25
ThailandBank of ThailandThai Baht (THB)2.75% (17.10.2012)
0.25
TurkeyCentral Bank of TurkeyTurkish Lira (TRL)4.50% (16.05.2013)
0.50
UkraineNational Bank of UkraineHryvnia (UAH)7.50% (22.03.2011)
0.25
Source: Central Banks
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Financial News

 China Overtakes the USA as the World’s Largest ATM Market - 04.04.2014
Chinese Financial News, an authoritative media of financial industry in China, released the report of Chinese ATM Market Overview 2013.
Source: GRG Banking Equipment
 The Global Islamic Microfinance Forum Ready to Set New Standards - 16.09.2013
The Forum will determine the Standards and strategic policies for Sustainable Islamic Microfinance Development.
Source: AlHuda Centre of Islamic Banking and Economics
 New Chairman for Mediterranean Bank Network (MBN) - 17.05.2013
Mr. Hassan El Basri has been elected as chairman of the Mediterranean Bank Network (MBN).
Source: Mediterranean Bank Network
 Islamic banking assets to surpass $1.8 trillion globally in 2013 - 05.02.2013
Global Islamic banking assets are forecast to cross $1.8 trillion in 2013 up from $1.3 trillion in 2011, Ernst & Young said in its World Islamic Banking Competitiveness Report 2013.
Source: zawya.com
 No more queues in front of ATMs - 23.01.2013
Reduced transaction duration is an important issue for customer satisfaction and for efficient use of Banking channels, especially at ATMs. Every measure taken to fasten cash withdrawals, most widespread used ATM transaction, is beneficial to both customers and banks.
 Swiss bank Wegelin & Co. to close after US tax evasion fine - 04.01.2013
Switzerland's oldest bank is to close permanently after pleading guilty in a New York court to helping Americans evade their taxes. Wegelin & Co., which was established in 1741, has also agreed to pay $57.8 million in fines to US authorities.
Source: BBC
 Banks seen shrinking for good as lay-offs near 160,000 - 16.11.2012
Major banks have announced some 160,000 job cuts since early last year and with more lay-offs to come as the industry restructures, many will leave the shrinking sector for good as redundancies outpace new hires by roughly two-to-one.
Source: Reuters

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