May 8, 2013 / 12:22 PM / 4 years ago

***SNAPSHOT - WORLD KEY OFFICIAL INTEREST RATES***

The following is a list of key interest rates for major 
industrialised nations.
    This page is updated when interest rate changes are 
announced. Rates changed since last update are marked "***"  
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Country     Key rates        Rate (Previous)   Change announced 
   
U.S.........Federal funds    0-0.25% (1.00)         Dec 16, 08  
            Discount rate      0.75% (0.50)         Feb 18, 10 
Japan.......
Overnight call rate target   0-0.10% (0.10)         Oct 05, 10 
            Discount rate      0.30% (0.50)         Dec 19, 08 
Euro zone......
Min bid rate at refi tender    0.50% (0.75)         May 02, 13 
Marginal lending rate          1.00% (1.50)         May 02, 13 
Deposit rate                   0.00% (0.25)         Jul 05, 12 
China......lending rate        6.00% (6.31)         Jul 05, 12
UK..........Repo rate          0.50% (1.00)         Mar 05, 09 
Canada......Overnight rate     1.00% (0.75)         Sep 08, 10 
Switzerland.....
Libor target range    0.00-0.25%(0.00-0.75)         Aug 03, 11  
Sweden......Repo rate          1.00% (1.25)         Dec 18, 12  
Australia...Cash rate          2.75% (3.00)         May 07, 13 
New Zealand Official Cash Rate 2.50% (3.00)         Mar 10  11 
Denmark.....Lending rate       0.20% (0.30)         May 02, 13  
            CD rate           -0.10%(-0.20)         Jan 24, 13 
Norway......Deposit rate       1.50% (1.75)         Mar 14, 12

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