WORLD INTEREST RATES

Use this page to keep up to date on all of the latest world interest rates. Financial and economic news stories often contain central bank rate decisions stay ahead of the game by viewing the table below for the latest changes.

The table is updated once a month and you can see which central bank was the last to set their rate. By keeping up to date on base interest rates, you can receive useful insight into the economic situation of nations all around the world. For instance, a low interest rate will lead to higher productivity in the investment, commerce and consumer sectors.

Another area which is affected by base interest rates is international investment. For instance, if the base rate in Canada is higher than in other nations, then international firms are more likely to invest in Canadian products in order to gain higher returns. Last Updated: 14th March 2014.

        

Major Central Banks Overview
Central BankCurrent Interest RateNext MeetingLast Change
Bank of Canada 1% 04-16-2014 - 14:00 GMT 09-08-2010 - 13:00 GMT
Bank of England 0.5% 04-10-2014 - 11:00 GMT 03-05-2009 - 12:00 GMT
Bank of Japan 0.1% 04-08-2014 - 03:00 GMT 12-19-2008 - 05:27 GMT
European Central Bank 0.5% 04-03-2014 - 11:45 GMT 05-02-2013 - 11:45 GMT
Federal Reserve 0.25% 03-19-2014 - 18:00 GMT 12-16-2008 - 19:15 GMT
The Reserve Bank of Australia 2.50% 04-01-2014 - 04:30 GMT 08-06-2013 - 04:30 GMT
The Reserve Bank of New Zealand 2.75% 04-23-2014 - 20:00 GMT 03-12-2014 - 20:00 GMT
Swiss National Bank 0% 03-20-2014 - 08:30 GMT 08-03-2011 - 07:00 GMT
Africa
CountryCurrent RatePreviousLast Change
Egypt 8.75% 9.25% 09-19-2013 - 09:00 GMT
South Africa 5.5% 5% 01-29-2014 - 13:00 GMT
Asia Pacific
CountryCurrent RatePreviousLast Change
Australia 2.50% 2.75% 08-06-2013 - 04:30 GMT
China 6% 6.31% 07-05-2012 - 11:00 GMT
Hong Kong SAR 0.5% 1.5% 12-17-2008 - 02:00 GMT
India 8% 7.75% 01-28-2014 - 05:30 GMT
Indonesia 7.5% 7.25% 11-12-2013 - 09:00 GMT
Japan 0.1% 0.3% 12-19-2008 - 05:27 GMT
Korea, Republic of 2.5% 2.75% 05-09-2013 - 02:00 GMT
New Zealand 2.75% 2.5% 03-12-2014 - 20:00 GMT
Philippines 3.5% 3.75% 10-25-2012 - 08:30 GMT
Taiwan 1.88% 1.75% 07-01-2011 - 17:00 GMT
Europe
CountryCurrent RatePreviousLast Change
Czech Republic 0.05% 0.25% 11-01-2012 - 10:00 GMT
Denmark 1.25% 1.00% 07-08-2011 - 08:00 GMT
European Monetary Union 0.25% 0.50% 11-07-2013 - 12:45 GMT
Hungary 2.7% 2.85% 02-18-2014 - 11:33 GMT
Iceland 6% 5.75% 11-14-2012 - 09:00 GMT
Norway 1.5% 1.75% 03-14-2012 - 13:00 GMT
Poland 2.5% 2.75% 07-03-2013 - 12:51 GMT
Romania 3.5% 3.75% 02-04-2014 - 08:00 GMT
Sweden 0.75% 1% 12-17-2013 - 08:30 GMT
Switzerland 0% 0.25% 08-03-2011 - 07:00 GMT
United Kingdom 0.5% 1.0% 03-05-2009 - 12:00 GMT
Middle East
CountryCurrent RatePreviousLast Change
Bahrain 2.50% 2.75% 12/18/08 08:00 GMT
Turkey 10% 4.5% 01-28-2014 - 22:00 GMT
North America
CountryCurrent RatePreviousLast Change
Canada 1% 0.75% 09-08-2010 - 13:00 GMT
Mexico 3.5% 3.75% 10-25-2013 - 14:00 GMT
United States 0.25% 1.00% 12-16-2008 - 19:15 GMT
South America
CountryCurrent RatePreviousLast Change
Brazil 10.75% 10.50% 02-27-2014 - 07:20 GMT
Chile 4% 4.25% 03-13-2014 - 22:00 GMT
Colombia 3.25% 3.75% 03-28-2013 - 18:00 GMT
Peru 4.00% 4.25% 11-08-2013 - 23:00 GMT

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