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SBP to review its interest rate corridor

ISLAMABAD: State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) is reviewing its interest rate corridor to further strengthen the transmission of monetary policy as well as to have the desired effect on term structure of interest rate, ARY News has learnt.

According to press release issued by SBP, the most prominent feature of their planned improvement is the introduction of ‘SBP Target Rate’ for the money market overnight repo rate.

“This rate will be in addition to SBP Reverse Repo Rate (ceiling rate) and the SBP Repo Rate (floor rate) of the corridor,” stated SBP.

Furthermore, this rate will be specified within the corridor – lower than ceiling rate and higher than floor rate.

In this context a proposal will be submitted to the Advisory Committee on Monetary Policy (ACMP) in its March 2015 meeting, for review and its recommendations to the SBP Board.

Later on, the SBP Board of Directors will make a final decision about needed improvements in interest rate corridor in its March 2015 meeting.

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