Money market rates

The money market is where short-term loans and securities are traded. Based on this general definition, the money market is the counterpart of the capital market, where long-term financial contracts are concluded. In international and national statistics, it is customary to allocate maturities of up to (and including) one year to the money market sector.

On the market for central bank money, which is usually described as the money market in the narrower sense, transactions mainly take place between commercial banks looking to offset individual liquidity surpluses or deficits. The interest rates provided here refer to the interbank money market and to transactions between financial counterparties.

The data are partly published in the Statistical Section of the Monthly Report aswell in tables and time series.