Benchmark interest rate

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Benchmark interest rate

Also called base interest rate, it is the minimum interest rate investors will demand for investing in a non-Treasury security. It is also tied to the yield to maturity offered on the comparable-maturity treasury security that was most recently issued (on-the-run).

Benchmark Interest Rate

An interest rate against which other interest rates are calculated. For example, LIBOR is considered a benchmark rate because floating-rate instruments are related to it (for example, one may be calculated as LIBOR + 1%). Central banks make loans to banks under their jurisdiction at certain interest rates, which are then used as benchmarks for the loans those banks make.
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The central bank raised benchmark rates by 50 basis points as well as the reserve requirement ratio to 20 percent in 2014.
The interest rate, which would be produced before 2020, would complement existing benchmark rates produced by the private sector and serve as a backstop reference rate.
Further, the CBE raised benchmark rates by 300 basis points, with the main policy operation rate increasing to 15.
3) In 2014, AT&T filed a formal complaint with the FCC alleging that Great Lakes was charging access fees that are greater than the benchmark rates imposed on CLECs.
The apex bank held its benchmark rates unchanged on Thursday despite the markets expecting another cut.
The CFTC said on Wednesday the bank was also charged with false reporting in connection with ISDAFIX benchmark rates and with false reporting of U.
While a floating rate will reflect the movements on the benchmark rates, a fixed rate does not change throughout the loan period.
We have no plans at the moment to change the official benchmark rates," Hamoud Sangour Al Zadjali, executive president of the Central Bank of Oman, told the Times of Oman.
While there is no limit on duration, all Shari'ah compliant instruments available in the market carry returns pegged with market benchmark rates and arc repriced periodically.
Announced in May, TruCross/FX is a FX spot benchmark execution product that facilitates the matching of institutional trades at benchmark rates, and is overseen by State Street Global Market's Agency FX unit.
Banks have been fined billions of pounds in settlements relating to fixing of benchmark rates.
Act three' of Liborgate, focused on benchmark rates denominated in Swiss francs (Swiss franc Libor rate) is under way.