Short-Term Interest Rate

Short-Term Interest Rate

The interest rate on a loan or other obligation with a maturity of less than one year. A commonly followed short-term interest rate is the rate on a Treasury bill. Short-term interest rates are also called money market rates.
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The yield of the benchmark 10-year Japanese government bond was flat Tuesday morning as investors opted to wait the Bank of Japan's decision on whether or not to raise its key short-term interest rate at its policy-setting panel meeting that ends Tuesday and for BOJ Governor Toshihiko Fukui's comment at a press conference after the meeting.
TOKYO - The Bank of Japan scrapped its zero-interest-rate policy Friday, raising the key short-term interest rate from zero to 0.25 percent for the first hike in six years, in a move to return to the normalization of the nation's monetary policy.
In a move that was widely expected by economists, the bank maintained its short-term interest rate target at minus 0.1 percent.
interest rates in the domestic economy since the "great recession" began, noted: Once at zero, the short-term interest rate could not be cut further, so our traditional policy tool for dealing with economic weakness was no longer available.
Davis says the higher bond yields partly reflect stronger than expected economic growth and have all but erased expectations that the Federal Reserve Board would trim the short-term interest rate it sets for overnight loans between banks, which has remained unchanged over the past 12 months at 5.25 percent.
In figure 1 we show the forward estimates for the nominal short-term interest rate taken from the Bank of England's yield curve tables for both government debt and liabilities of commercial banks.
dollar will continue to be affected by the weight of record-level twin deficits and the likely end to a series of short-term interest rate increases.
Federal Reserve policy-makers have held a short-term interest rate at a 45-year low of one per cent since last June.
The Johansen cointegration tests [Johansen and Juselius, OBES, May 1990] show that neither the three I(1) variables (i, BD, and M) from the long-term interest rate model, nor the other three variables (r, BD, and M) from the short-term interest rate model are cointegrated.
In the model, the short-term interest rate is the random indicator (state variable) of investment-timing and is the accept/defer benchmark.
The international derivatives marketplace Eurex Exchange announced today that it will start a new initiative to increase the attractiveness of its short-term interest rate derivatives segment by offering new trading and market making incentives for its Three-Month Euribor Futures.
Our short-term interest rate projections follow financial market expectations implied by the rates of return on assets of different maturities.

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