|Source||International Monetary Fund (IMF)|
|Release||International Financial Statistics (IFS)|
|Lending Rate||Feb 2013||13.44||14.77||%||Monthly|
|Treasury Bills (over 31 days)||Dec 2006||8.84||8.16||% p.a., NSA||Monthly|
First published in January 1948, International Financial Statistics (IFS) has become the International Monetary Fund’s principal statistical publication. Acknowledged as a standard source of statistics on all aspects of international and domestic finance, IFS publishes, for most countries of the world, current data on exchange rates, international liquidity, international banking, money and banking interest rates, prices, production, international transactions (including balance of payments and international investment position), government finance, national accounts and population.
The International Financial Statistics is based on various IMF data collections.
The data for the 10-year rate refers to the par yield rates. “Long term (in most cases 10 year) government bonds are the instrument whose yield is used as the representative "interest rate" for this area. Generally the yield is calculated at the pre-tax level and before deductions for brokerage costs and commissions and is derived from the relationship between the present market value of the bond and that at maturity, taking into account also interest payments paid through to maturity.”
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