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Key Rate

An interest rate that a bank uses to determine the interest rates it charges borrowers and pays depositors. Common key rates include the fed funds rate, the fed discount rate, and the LIBOR.
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The MB is expected to slash key rates by at least 25 basis points on Thursday to help boost domestic growth.
Federal Reserve is widely expected to raise its base rate this week, concern is growing that the reversal of key rates between Korea and the United States will trigger capital flight from Seoul.
Prospects for import growth among Norway's trading partners is somewhat weaker than in June and expected key rates have fallen slightly.
The adjustment in key rates was kept on hold yesterday as the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) saw more stable consumer prices through 2016.
The European Central Bank (ECB) has to lower its key rates further and step up its injections of liquidity in order to combat the risk of deflation in the eurozone, say senior officials at the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
Global Banking News-October 26, 2010--Hungary central bank holds key rates steady(C)2010 ENPublishing - http://www.enpublishing.co.uk
NEW DELHI: The Reserve Bank needs to adopt a more hawkish monetary policy to tame inflation; a central bank official said two day after the apex bank raised key rates by up to 50 basis points.
Other key rates will fall as well, the central bank said.
6 August 2009 - Denmark's central bank, Nationalbanken, is likely to keep its key rates unchanged now and to cut them by 10 basis points in early September, Danske Bank forecast before today's meeting on prime rates of the European Central Bank (ECB).
Other central banks are also setting their key rates at low levels.
Signs of growing pressures in the economy will generate expectations of higher key rates, with an attendant increase in market rates.
The two other key rates were also reduced by 0.5 percentage point each.