WORLD INTEREST RATES

The Major Central Banks

Central BankCurrent RateLast ChangePrevious Rate
Federal Reserve (USA)0.25%16/12/20081%
European Central Bank0.75%05/07/20121.00%
Bank of England0.5%5/3/20091%
Bank of Japan0.1%19/12/ 20080.3%
Swiss National Bank0.00%8/3/20110.25%
Bank of Canada1%8/9/20100.75%
The Reserve Bank of Australia3.25%2/10/20123.50%

Africa

Central BankCurrent RateLast ChangePrevious Rate
Egypt9.25%24/11/20118.25%
South Africa5.00%19/7/20125.50%

Asia Pacific

Central BankCurrent RateLast ChangePrevious Rate
Australia3.25%2/10/20123.50%
China6.00%5/7/20126.31%
Hong Kong SAR0.5%17/12/20081.5%
India8.0%17/4/20128.50%
Japan0.1%19/12/20080.3%
Republic of Korea2.75%11/10/20123.00%
Malaysia3.00%8/7/20102.75%
New Zealand2.5%9/3/20113%
Philippines3.75%26/7/20124.00%
Taiwan1.875%07/01/20111.750%
Thailand3.00%25/1/2013.25%

Europe

Central BankCurrent RateLast ChangePrevious Rate
Czech Republic0.75%6/5/20101%
Denmark1.25%8/7/20111%
European Monetary Union0.75%05/07/20121.00%
Hungary6.50%25/9/20126.75%
Iceland5.75%13/6/20125.50%
Norway1.50%14/3/20121.75%
Poland4.75%9/5/20124.50%
Sweden1.25%6/9/20121.50%
Switzerland0%03/8/20110.25%
Turkey5.75%05/8/20116.25%
United Kingdom0.5%5/3/20091%

North America

Central BankCurrent RateLast ChangePrevious Rate
Canada1%8/9/20100.75%
Mexico4.5%17/7/20104.75%
United States0.25%16/12/20081%

South America

Central BankCurrent RateLast ChangePrevious Rate
Brazil7.25%11/10/20127.50%
Chile5%12/1/20125.25%
Colombia5.00%27/7/20125.25%
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