Thursday 16, March 2017 by Georgina Enzer

UAE Central Bank raises rates

The Central Bank of the UAE (CBUAE) has raised interest rates applied to the issuance of its Certificates of Deposits in line with the increase in interest rates on US Dollar, following the Federal Reserve Board’s decision to increase the Federal Funds Rate by 25 basis points at its meeting on 15 March 2017.

The Repo Rate applicable to borrowing short term liquidity from CBUAE against Certificates of Deposits has also been increased by 25 basis points to 1.25 per cent.

Certificates of Deposit, which CBUAE issues to banks operating in the country, are the monetary policy instrument through which changes in interest rates are transmitted to the UAE banking system.

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