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Asia Central Bank Rates – March 2020

Caproasia Institute | March 2020

Caproasia Institute releases the Asia Central Bank rates for March 2020.

Data includes the latest central bank rates, previous rates, interest rate changes and effective date from last central bank announcement.


The Asia Central Banks:

  1. PBOC – People’s Bank of China
  2. RBI – Reserve Bank of India
  3. BOJ – Bank of Japan
  4. BOK – Bank of Korea
  5. HKMA – Hong Kong Monetary Authority
  6. CBC – Central Bank of China, Taiwan
  7. BI – Bank Indonesia
  8. BNM – Bank Negara Malaysia
  9. BOT – Bank of Thailand
  10. BSP – Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas
  11. SBV- State Bank of Vietnam

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Asia Central Bank Rates

North Asia
S/N Country Central Bank Previous Rate New Rate Change Effective from
1 China PBOC 4.05% 4.05% No Change 20/3/20
2 India RBI 5.15% 4.40% Decrease 0.75% 27/3/20
3 Japan BOJ -0.10% -0.10% No Change 16/3/20
4 Korea BOK 1.25% 0.75% Decrease 0.50% 17/3/20
5 Hong Kong SAR HKMA 2.00% 0.86% Decrease 1.14% 16/3/20^
6 Taiwan CBC 1.375% 1.125% Decrease 0.25% 19/3/20

 

Source: Caproasia Institute

Southeast Asia
S/N Country Central Bank Previous Rate New Rate Change Effective from
1 Indonesia BI 4.75% 4.50% Decrease 0.25% 19/3/20
2 Malaysia BNM 2.75% 2.50% Decrease 0.25% 3/3/20
3 Thailand BOT 1.00% 0.75% Decrease 0.25% 3/3/20^^
4 Philippines BSP 3.75% 3.25% Decrease 0.50% 20/3/20
5 Vietnam SBV 6.00% 5.00% Decrease 1.00% 16/3/20

 

Source: Caproasia Institute

 

March 2020 Meetings

There are 10 Asian Central Bank meetings in March 2020.  8 Central Banks decreased interest rate while 2 Central Banks maintained interest rate.

  • Maintain: China, Japan
  • Decrease: India, Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, Vietnam
North Asia
  • China (PBOC) maintain interest rate at 4.05%
  • India (RBI) decrease interest rate by 0.75% from 5.15% to 4.40%
  • Japan maintain interest rate at -0.10%
  • Korea decrease interest rate by 0.50% from 1.25% to 0.75%
  • Hong Kong decrease interest rate by 1.14% from 2.00% to 0.86%
  • Taiwan decrease interest rate by 0.25% from 1.375% to 1.125%
Southeast Asia
  • Indonesia decrease interest rate by 0.25% from 4.75% to 0.25%
  • Malaysia decrease interest rate by 0.25% from 2.75% to 2.50%
  • Thailand decrease interest rate by 0.25% from 1.00% to 0.25%
  • Philippines decrease interest rate by 0.50% from 3.75% to 3.25%
  • Vietnam decrease interest rate by 1.00% from 6.00% to 5.00%

 


 

^ Hong Kong SAR (HKMA) held 2 meetings in March 2020:

  • 4th March – decrease interest rate by 0.5% from 2% to 1.5%
  • 16th March – decrease interest rate by 0.64% from 1.5% to 0.86%

^^ Thailand (BOT) held 2 meetings in March 2020:

  • 23rd March – decrease interest rate by 0.25% from 1% to 0.75%
  • 25th March – maintain interest rate at 0.75%

 

Updated: 4th April 2020

 

March 2020 Reports:
February 2020 Reports:

 

Notes

The central bank of Singapore is the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS).  MAS does not set a central bank rate, and instead rely on using foreign exchange rate to manage the monetary policy.



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