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New Data: Bulgaria - Sovereign yield for LTIR
Monday, 11 Feb 2019 12:57 ET
By Jason Flynn
Summary
January 2019 -- Data Buffet now carries the "long-term interest rate for convergence assessment purposes" ("LTIR") for Bulgaria (one new daily series from 2003).
Detail

Dataset properties:

  • Measurement: Percent per annum (% p.a.)
  • Adjustment: Not seasonally adjusted (NSA)
  • Native frequency: Business daily
  • Start date: 2 January 2003

The series resides in the historical catalog (Bulgaria » Financial » Interest rates » Sovereign yields) and is:

  • IR%GB10YUD.IBGR = Interest rates: Government bonds - 10 years; in lev - For convergence assessment purposes [LTIR], (% p.a., NSA)

Because catalog locations are subject to change, the upper-right search box on DataBuffet.com provides a "find in catalog" mode that accepts a mnemonic.

About the dataset

In "convergence assessment", the finances of a member state of the EU (Bulgaria joined in 2007) are evaluated to see if the state qualifies to join the euro zone. The LTIR chosen by Bulgaria is the secondary market yield to maturity (YTM) of a benchmark long-term bond, namely, the 10-year, lev-denominated government bond.

Please be aware that

1. At this time, we have renamed the corresponding monthly version of this series. For backwards compatibility, we have preserved the prior mnemonic as an alias.

  • IR%NLTUM.IBGR » IR%GB10YUM.IBGR

2. We have also clarified the metadata on three related existing series, all of which pertain to 10-year, lev-denominated government debt. One is an LTIR rate (above), and the other two are straightforward primary and secondary market yields, which are significantly different. The primary market series is sparse.

  • IR%GB10YUM.IBGR = Interest rates: Government bonds - 10 years; in lev - For convergence assessment purposes [LTIR], (% p.a., NSA)
  • IR%GBLTPUM.IBGR = Interest rates: Government bonds - 10 years; in lev - Primary market, (% p.a., NSA)
  • IR%GBLTSUM.IBGR = Interest rates: Government bonds - 10 years; in lev - Secondary market, (% p.a., NSA)

3. We have refurbished the catalog to match.

Other
Related ReleaseLong-term interest rate
SourceBulgarian National Bank (BNB)
FrequencyMonthly
GeographyBulgaria
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