UAE interest rate unchanged at 5.4%

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The Central Bank of the UAE (CBUAE) has maintained the Base Rate applicable to the Overnight Deposit Facility (ODF) at 5.40 per cent.

This decision follows the US Federal Reserve’s announcement on Wednesday to keep the Interest on Reserve Balances (IORB) unchanged.

The CBUAE has also maintained the interest rate applicable to borrowing short-term liquidity from the CBUAE at 50 basis points above the Base Rate for all standing credit facilities.

The Base Rate, which is anchored to the US Federal Reserve’s IORB, signals the general stance of monetary policy and provides an effective floor for overnight money market interest rates in the UAE.

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