France Interest Rate

The benchmark interest rate in France was last recorded at 0.25 percent. . France is a member of the European Union which has adopted the euro. France's benchmark interest rate is set by the European Central Bank. This page provides - France Interest Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. 2014-04-24

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Forecast Dates Unit Frequency
0.25 0.25 4.75 0.25 0.25 | 2014/06 1998 - 2014 Percent Monthly

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France Interest Rate
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Money Last Previous Highest Lowest Forecast Unit
Interest Rate 0.25 2014-04-03 0.25 4.75 0.25 0.25 2014-06-30 Percent [+]
Foreign Exchange Reserves 125.75 2014-03-31 129.85 186.62 5.29 127.04 2014-06-30 EUR Billion [+]
Interbank Rate 0.30 2014-03-15 0.29 5.13 0.19 0.25 2014-06-30 Percent [+]
Loans to Private Sector 2081256.00 2014-02-28 2080029.00 2084366.00 268603.00 2082622.10 2014-06-30 EUR Million [+]
Money Supply M1 805506.00 2014-02-28 811635.00 834037.00 82375.00 832957.65 2014-06-30 EUR Million [+]
Money Supply M2 1613659.00 2014-02-28 1620773.00 1650129.00 263286.00 1644807.28 2014-06-30 EUR Million [+]
Money Supply M3 2021880.00 2014-02-28 2019724.00 2057149.00 58303.00 2030488.92 2014-06-30 EUR Million [+]
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Interest Rate | Notes
The interest rate shown on this page refers to the central bank benchmark interest rate. Usually, the central bank benchmark interest rate is the overnight rate at which central banks make loans to the commercial banks under their jurisdiction. Moving the benchmark interest rate, the central bank is able to make an impact on interest rates of commercial banks, inflation level of the country and national currency exchange rate. Reduction of interest rates should bring increase in business activity, a rise in inflation rate and weakening of national currency. In case of increase in interest rates the level of business activity is likely to drop, inflation declines and national currency strengthens.


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