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Reference rate

A benchmark interest rate (such as LIBOR) used to specify conditions of an interest rate swap or an interest rate agreement.

Reference Rate

A floating interest rate or other benchmark used in some investment vehicles. For example, in an interest rate swap, the reference rate is the floating interest rate that one of the counterparties is paid. Likewise, in an adjustable-rate mortgage, the reference rate is the floating interest rate that helps determine the interest rate the property owner pays. Usually, the reference rate is LIBOR or some other interest rate that is adjusted on a daily basis.
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The ECB is changing the publication time of the euro foreign exchange reference rates (ECB reference rates) from around 14:30 CET to around 16:00 CET as of 1 July 2016.
Moves towards the central clearing of derivatives reduce the economic relevance of reference rates.
Reference rates and the default adjustment method will differ from those used for commercial banks, as will details on how total implicit services are apportioned among sectors of the economy.
In response to the Libor scandal that rocked the banking world last year, the world's most powerful central bankers called for prompt action on Monday to replace the tarnished Libor interest rate benchmark with a range of reliable and robust reference rates.
It has been estimated that in excess of $300 trillion in contracts and loans around the world are linked to LIBOR reference rates.
The banking company has already withdrawn from setting such reference rates in Asia.
The proposal envisions banks using a common basis for their interest rates, whether the euro zone's Euribor or the local Sofibor interbank interest reference rates, Finance Minister Simeon Dyankov said on February 10.
19) We argue that this is likely a reasonable assumption for the reference rates used in our empirical exercise, as most of the market securities chosen as references for bank loans are backed by securitized pools of loans, such as mortgage-backed securities (MBS), and the securities are routinely held on bank balance sheet along with those same categories of loans.
The Reserve Bank of India today fixed the reference rates for the U.
The question of reference rates of returns for Islamic finance has plagued the industry for a long time and will continue to do so unless there is a viable alternative.
The median of the inflation reference rates cited by the BOJ Policy Board members is around 1 percent, he said.
This appears to be the first evidence of a movement away from a methodology of judging assumptions based on plan experience to one based on reference rates.