WORLD INTEREST RATES

WORLD INTEREST RATES

The Major Central Banks

Central Bank Current Rate Last Change Previous Rate
Federal Reserve (USA) 0.25% 16/12/2008 1%
European Central Bank 0.75% 05/07/2012 1.00%
Bank of England 0.5% 5/3/2009 1%
Bank of Japan 0.1% 19/12/ 2008 0.3%
Swiss National Bank 0.00% 8/3/2011 0.25%
Bank of Canada 1% 8/9/2010 0.75%
The Reserve Bank of Australia 3.25% 2/10/2012 3.50%

Africa

Central Bank Current Rate Last Change Previous Rate
Egypt 9.25% 24/11/2011 8.25%
South Africa 5.00% 19/7/2012 5.50%

Asia Pacific

Central Bank Current Rate Last Change Previous Rate
Australia 3.25% 2/10/2012 3.50%
China 6.00% 5/7/2012 6.31%
Hong Kong SAR 0.5% 17/12/2008 1.5%
India 8.0% 17/4/2012 8.50%
Japan 0.1% 19/12/2008 0.3%
Republic of Korea 2.75% 11/10/2012 3.00%
Malaysia 3.00% 8/7/2010 2.75%
New Zealand 2.5% 9/3/2011 3%
Philippines 3.75% 26/7/2012 4.00%
Taiwan 1.875% 07/01/2011 1.750%
Thailand 3.00% 25/1/201 3.25%

Europe

Central Bank Current Rate Last Change Previous Rate
Czech Republic 0.75% 6/5/2010 1%
Denmark 1.25% 8/7/2011 1%
European Monetary Union 0.75% 05/07/2012 1.00%
Hungary 6.50% 25/9/2012 6.75%
Iceland 5.75% 13/6/2012 5.50%
Norway 1.50% 14/3/2012 1.75%
Poland 4.75% 9/5/2012 4.50%
Sweden 1.25% 6/9/2012 1.50%
Switzerland 0% 03/8/2011 0.25%
Turkey 5.75% 05/8/2011 6.25%
United Kingdom 0.5% 5/3/2009 1%

North America

Central Bank Current Rate Last Change Previous Rate
Canada 1% 8/9/2010 0.75%
Mexico 4.5% 17/7/2010 4.75%
United States 0.25% 16/12/2008 1%

South America

Central Bank Current Rate Last Change Previous Rate
Brazil 7.25% 11/10/2012 7.50%
Chile 5% 12/1/2012 5.25%
Colombia 5.00% 27/7/2012 5.25%