Archive for February 24th, 2022

Central Bank Watch

National Bank of Kazakhstan Lifts Key Interest Rate by 325 Basis Points and to Over Five-Year High

February 24, 2022

In Kazakhstan, which like Ukraine had been part of the defunct Soviet Union empire, the central bank today hoisted its policy interest rate by a whopping 325 basis points to 13.50%. That increase follows hikes of 50 basis points in January and a trio of 25-bp moves in the second half of 2021. The Kazakhstan […] More

New Overnight Developments Abroad - Daily Update

Stampede Into Safe Havens After Russia Invades Ukraine

February 24, 2022

Overnight advances of the U.S. dollar amount to 6.0% against the Russian ruble, 3.3% relative to the Ukraine hryvnia, 2.8% against the Turkish lira, 2.4% versus the Swedish krona and Brazilian real, 1.8% against the Mexican peso, 1.5% versus sterling, 1.4% vis-a-vis the euro, Korean won and New Zealand dollar, 1.2% relative to the Chinese […] More