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Minutes of the Bank Board Meeting

Minutes of the Bank Board Meeting on 24 June 2020

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CNB keeps interest rates unchanged

The CNB Bank Board kept interest rates unchanged. The two-week repo rate (2W repo rate) thus remains at 0.25%, the discount rate at 0.05% and the Lombard rate at 1%.

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CNB partially relaxes mortgage limits and lowers countercyclical capital buffer rate

The Bank Board of the Czech National Bank today confirmed the LTV limit of 90% and abolished the DSTI limit. The CNB Bank Board lowered the countercyclical capital buffer rate to 0.5% with effect from 1 July 2020.

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Financial Market Inflation Expectations – June

The results of the regular monthly survey of market expectations show that the average view of the extent of this year’s downturn and inflation remains unchanged at the one-year horizon. However, the prospect of an economic recovery next year is slightly less optimistic and the expected inflation has again shifted just below the 2% inflation target set by the CNB.
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Financial Soundness Indicators (FSIs IMF)

as of 31 March 2020

CZEONIA reference rate

With effect from 1 July 2020, the CZEONIA reference rate will be calculated from statistical data submitted by banks and foreign bank branches to the CNB. As of 30 June 2020, the CNB Official Information of 28 June 2018 on the issuing of the third version of the Rules for the calculation of the CZEONIA reference interest rate is repealed and the reference bank panel ceases to exist.

CNB Board decisions

Transcript of the questions and answers from the press conference

CNB Board decisions

Statement of the Bank Board and presentation for the press conference

CNB versus coronavirus

The CNB is taking steps to support an economy hit by the coronavirus epidemic. You will find a comprehensive overview of everything that might interest you in connection with the coronavirus and the CNB at a special website.

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Key rates

0.05%

Discount Rate

0.25%

2W Repo Rate

1.00%

Lombard Rate

Inflation

2.9%

May 2020

CNB current forecast

2.1%

Inflation
2021, Q2

2.1%

Inflation
2021, Q3

-8.0%

GDP
2020

4.0%

GDP
2021

Golden Rules for Bureau-de-Change Clients

  1. Change money only at designated bureaux de change. Before changing money, carefully read all the information given on the exchange rate list.
  2. The terms “purchase and sale of foreign currency” and the corresponding exchange rates, i.e. the information about the direction of the exchange, are given from the bureau de change’s perspective...

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CNB resumes operation of services at its branches

  • On Monday 25 May, the Czech National Bank resumed teller services for the public to the full extent. 
  • It is now possible to exchange damaged banknotes and coins and use other services for the public at the CNB offices in Prague, Brno, Ostrava, České Budějovice, Hradec Králové, Plzeň and Ústí nad Labem.
  • The Czech National Bank is reopening the CNB Archive to the public from Monday 1 June 2020.
  • The Czech National Bank is reopening the People and Money exhibition in Prague and in Brno to the public from Tuesday 2 June 2020