Interest Rates

   Central Bank News publishes a Global Interest Rate Monitor (GIRM) that covers the official monetary policy rates of the world's monetary authorities. Central banks use a range of tools to implement monetary policy but normally identify one rate as their key policy rate.
   The FIRST SECTION of the table shows changes to policy rates in the current month, including the name of the country that changed its rate, the current policy rate, the latest change in the policy rate in basis points, the date of the change, the year-to-date net change and the change in basis points in 2015, 2014 and 2013.
   The SECOND SECTION shows changes year-to-date, starting with the Global Monetary Policy Rate (GMPR), or the average nominal rate of the 90 central banks covered by Central Bank News, followed by the latest change in GMPR in percentage points year-to-date, and the date for the latest change. This is followed by the total change in GMPR in basis points in 2015, 2014 and 2013.
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                                Global Interest Rate Monitor (GIRM)

CHANGES IN FEBRUARY:
COUNTRY     RATE    CHANGE       DATE    YTD  2015 2014 2013
ANGOLA 12.00% 100 1-Feb-16 100 200 -25 -100
KAZAKHSTAN 17.00% 100 1-Feb-16 100 400 0 0
CHANGES YEAR TO DATE:
COUNTRY     RATE    CHANGE       DATE    YTD  2015 2014 2013
GLOBAL (GMPR) 6.28% 0.02% 1-Feb-16 149 3209 3195 -4176
ALBANIA 1.75% -25 4-Nov-15 0 -50 -75 -100
ANGOLA 12.00% 100 1-Feb-16 100 200 -25 -100
ARGENTINA 9.00% -25 21-Oct-09 0 0 0 0
ARMENIA 8.75% -100 22-Dec-15 0 25 75 -25
AUSTRALIA 2.00% -25 5-Apr-15 0 -50 0 -50
AZERBAIJAN 3.00% -50 10-Jul-15 0 -50 -125 -25
BAHAMAS 4.50% 0 0 0 0
BAHRAIN 0.75% 25 17-Dec-15 0 25 0 0
BANGLADESH 6.75% -50 14-Jan-16 -50 0 0 -50
BARBADOS          - 0 0 0 0
BELARUS 25.00% 500 8-Jan-15 0 500 -350 -650
BOTSWANA 6.00% -50 6-Jul-15 0 -150 0 -200
BRAZIL 14.25% 50 29-Jul-15 0 250 175 275
BULGARIA 0.00% -1 29-Jan-16 -1 -1 0 -1
CANADA 0.50% -25 15-Jul-15 0 -50 0 0
CAPE VERDE 3.50% -25 16-Feb-15 0 -25 -200 0
CEN. AFRICAN STS. 2.45% -50 10-Jul-15 0 -50 -30 0
CHILE 3.50% 25 17-Dec-15 0 50 -150 -50
CHINA 4.35% -25 23-Oct-15 0 -125 -40 0
COLOMBIA 6.00% 25 29-Jan-16 25 125 125 -100
CONGO DEM. REP. 2.00% -100 8-Nov-13 0 0 0 -100
CROATIA 2.50% -250 20-Oct-15 0 -250 0 -125
CZECH REPUBLIC 0.05% 0 1-Nov-12 0 0 0 0
DENMARK 0.05% -15 19-Jan-15 0 -15 0 0
DOMINICAN REP. 5.00% -25 31-May-15 0 -125 0 125
EAST. CARIBBEAN  6.50% 0 0 0
EGYPT 9.25% 50 22-Dec-15 0 0 100 -100
EURO AREA 0.05% -10 4-Sep-14 0 0 -20 -50
FIJI 0.50% 0 0 0 0 0
GAMBIA 23.00% 100 7-May-15 0 100 200 800
GEORGIA 8.00% 50 16-Dec-15 0 400 25 -150
GHANA (new rate) 26.00% 100 16-Nov-15 0 500 500 100
HONG KONG 0.75% 25 17-Dec-15 0 25 0 0
HUNGARY 1.35% -15 21-Jul-15 0 -75 -90 -275
ICELAND 6.50% 25 4-Nov-15 0 125 -75 0
INDIA 6.75% -50 29-Sep-15 0 -125 25 -25
INDONESIA 7.25% -25 14-Jan-16 -25 -25 25 175
ISRAEL 0.10% -15 23-Feb-15 0 -15 -75 -75
JAMAICA 5.25% -25 17-Aug-15 0 -50 0 -50
JAPAN          - 0 4-Apr-13 0 0 0 0
JORDAN 3.75% -25 8-Jul-15 0 -50 -25 -50
KAZAKHSTAN 17.00% 100 1-Feb-16 100 400 0 0
KENYA 11.50% 150 7-Jul-15 0 300 0 -250
KUWAIT 2.25% 25 16-Dec-15 0 25 0 0
KYRGYZSTAN 10.00% 200 29-Sep-15 0 -50 450 0
MACEDONIA 3.25% -25 10-Jul-13 0 0 0 -50
MALAWI 27.00% 200 4-Nov-15 0 200 0 0
MALAYSIA 3.25% 25 10-Jul-14 0 0 25 0
MAURITIUS 4.40% -25 9-Nov-15 0 -25 0 -25
MEXICO 3.25% 25 17-Dec-15 0 25 -50 -100
MOLDOVA 19.50% 200 26-Aug-15 0 1300 300 -100
MONGOLIA 12.00% -100 14-Jan-16 -100 100 150 -275
MOROCCO 2.50% -25 16-Dec-14 0 0 -50 0
MOZAMBIQUE 9.75% 150 14-Dec-15 0 225 -75 -125
NAMIBIA 6.50% 25 17-Jun-15 0 50 50 0
NEW ZEALAND 2.50% -25 9-Dec-15 0 -100 100 0
NIGERIA 11.00% -200 24-Nov-15 0 -200 100 0
NORWAY 0.75% -25 24-Sep-15 0 -50 -25 0
PAKISTAN (policy rate) 6.00% -50 12-Sep-15 0 -300 -50 50
PARAGUAY 6.00% 25 20-Jan-16 25 -100 25 0
PERU 4.00% 25 14-Jan-16 25 50 -50 -25
PHILIPPINES 4.00% 25 11-Sep-14 0 0 50 0
POLAND 1.50% -50 4-Mar-15 0 -50 -50 -175
QATAR 4.50% 0 0 0 0
ROMANIA 1.75% -25 6-May-15 0 -100 -125 -125
RUSSIA 11.00% -50 31-Jul-15 0 -600 1150 0
RWANDA 6.50% -50 25-Jun-14 0 0 -50 -50
SAMOA 0 0 0 0
SAUDI ARABIA 2.00% -50 19-Jan-09 0 0 0 0
SERBIA 4.50% -50 14-Oct-15 0 -350 -150 -175
SIERRA LEONE 9.50% -50 23-Mar-15 0 -50 0 -1000
SOUTH AFRICA 6.75% 50 28-Jan-16 50 50 75 0
SOUTH KOREA 1.50% -25 11-Jun-15 0 -50 -50 -25
SRI LANKA 6.00% -50 15-Apr-15 0 -50 0 -100
SWEDEN -0.35% -10 2-Jul-15 0 -35 -75 -25
SWITZERLAND -0.75% -50 15-Jan-15 0 -50 -50 0
TAIWAN 1.63% -12.5 17-Dec-15 0 -25 0 0
TAJIKISTAN 8.00% 110 22-Dec-14 0 0 250 -100
THAILAND 1.50% -25 29-Apr-15 0 -50 -25 -50
TRINIDAD & TOBAGO 4.75% 25 4-Dec-15 0 150 50 0
TUNISIA 4.25% -50 28-Oct-15 0 -50 25 75
TURKEY 7.50% -25 24-Feb-15 0 -75 375 -100
UAE 1.25% 25 17-Dec-15 0 25 0 0
UGANDA 17.00% 100 20-Oct-15 0 600 -50 -50
UKRAINE 22.00% -500 24-Sep-15 0 800 750 -100
UNITED KINGDOM 0.50% 0 5-Mar-09 0 0 0 0
URUGUAY          - 0 27-Jun-13 0 0 0 0
USA 0.50% 25 16-Dec-15 0 25 0 0
UZBEKISTAN 9.00% -100 1-Jan-15 0 -100 0 -200
VIETNAM 6.50% -50 17-Mar-14 0 0 -50 -200
W. AFRICAN STATES 3.50% -25 16-Sep-13 0 0 0 -50
ZAMBIA 15.50% 300 3-Nov-15 0 300 275 50


Central Bank News makes every effort to ensure the accuracy of the interest rates in the above table at the time of publication. However, as rates and mechanisms change over time, we cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information above. If you have any corrections, please contact us. You may replicated the table in full under the condition that you cite Central Bank News as the source and provide a link back to www.centralbanknews.info.

Monetary Policy Week in Review (WIR)
Central Bank News publishes a weekly review of the latest developments in global monetary policy. WIR can be accessed under the website's Latest News pages or by searching for "Week in Review" in the website's search tool.  For examples of recent WIRs, please see:

- Monetary Policy in Review: Global rates rise in 2015 and set to grind higher in 2016 as Fed continues to normalize

- Monetary Policy Week in Review - Jul 21-25, 2014: Central banks continue to prepare for shift in Fed policy
 -  Monetary Policy Week in Review – Aug 19-23, 2013: Jackson Hole suggests QE path for Fed, Turkey tightens
 -  Monetary Policy Week in Review – Aug 5-9, 2013: 3 banks cut rates, 7 hold, BOE highlights policy challenges

Global Monetary Policy Rate (GMPR):
Central Bank News occasionally publishes a monthly review of developments in global monetary policy, including the the GMPR, the average nominal policy rate by the 90 central banks followed by Central Bank News. The articles can be accessed under the website's Latest News pages or by searching for "GMPR." For examples of recent GMPRs, please see:
- "Global Monetary Policy Rates – Sep 2013: Global rates rise for 1st time in 23 months as rates may have reached nadir"
 -  "Global Monetary Policy Rates - July: Average policy rate steady for 3rd month in row as 4 banks raise rates"
 - "Global Monetary Policy Rates – Apr. 2013: Central banks’ policy rates fall 749 bps as rate-cutting spree accelerates"


Global Monetary Policy Rate Index (GMPRI)
Central Bank News has developed a global monetary policy rate index, which is designed to capture broad levels and trends in central bank interest rates. Please consult the resources below for more background information on the indexes and the index data itself.
GMPRI was last updated in April 2012 but work is under way to update it.