Azerbaijan's Central Bank holds deposit auction

Central Bank of Azerbaijan (CBA) held a deposit auction, attracting 250 million manat ($147 million) from Azerbaijani banks, according to CBA.

According to the bank, demand from banks at the auction exceeded supply by two-thirds, reaching 416.5 million manat ($245 million).

The weighted average interest rate on deposit transactions concluded during the auction amounted to 6.76 percent.

The term for placing funds is 14 days.

Deadline for the payment is May 11, 2020.

The CBA began to hold deposit auctions in mid-June 2016.

A deposit auction is a bidding process during which the CBA attracts deposits from commercial banks. The main purpose of such auctions is to sterilize the money supply.


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