World Central Banks
The ECB left its key interest rates and stimulus package unchanged during Christine Lagarde's first policy meeting in charge
European Central Bankhttp://www.ecb.europa.eu
The European Central Bank is a financial institution of the European Union, regulating the monetary policy of the member countries of the European Union. The Bank was founded in 1998; the headquarters is located in German Frankfurt am Main.
The ECB defines key credit and deposit rates, bears responsibility for emission of euro, and regulates foreign exchange reserves. The key interest rate of the ECB is the interest rate on credits granted by the Central Bank to commercial banks.
Apart from the interest rate on credits, the ECB specifies the deposit interest rate which has been below zero for several years already. Placing money on deposit in the ECB, commercial banks are prepared to collect a smaller amount at the end of the term. The negative rate was introduced to deal with the excessive caution of commercial banks when investing in the economy.
As far as its activities are concerned, including changes in interest rates, the ECB must annually report to the European Parliament, the European Commission, Council of the European Union and the Council of Europe.
0,00 %All rates
|USA||Federal Funds||0,25 %|
|Switzerland||3 Month LIBOR Range||-0.75 %|
|United Kingdom||Repo Rate||0,10 %|
|EU||Refinancing Tender||0,00 %|
|Japan||Overnight Call Rate||-0,10 %|
|New Zealand||Official Cash Rate||0,25 %|
|Australia||Cash Rate||0,25 %|
|Canada||Overnight Rate Target||0,25 %|