Circulars/Notifications - Domestic Market & Monetary Management Department  

DMMD Circular No. 12 of 2018

May 25, 2018 

The Presidents/ Chief Executives,
All Commercial Banks/ Primary Dealers

Dear Sirs/ Madam,

SBP’s Policy Rate and Overnight Repo / Reverse-Repo Facilities

Please refer to DMMD Circular No. 01 dated 26th Jan 2018. Following changes are announced with reference to this circular:

1. SBP has decided to increase its ‘Policy Rate’ (Target Rate) from 6.00% to 6.50%.

2. The SBP Overnight Reverse Repo (Ceiling) rate will be at 7.00% i.e. 50 bps above the SBP Policy Rate.

3. The SBP Overnight Repo (Floor) rate will be at 5.00% i.e. 150 bps below the SBP Policy Rate.

4. Accordingly, the Floor and Ceiling levels for the Interest Rate Corridor are 5.00% and 7.00% p.a. respectively. (i.e. width of 200bps).

SBP will ensure that money market overnight rate remains close to the SBP Policy Rate (Target Rate).

Above changes are effective from 28th May, 2018. Other instructions on the subject shall, however, remain unchanged.


Yours Sincerely,

Muhammad Amin Khan Lodhi

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