Base Rate

The Base Rate is the interest rate forming the foundation upon which the Discount Rates for repurchase transactions through the Discount Window are computed.

The Base Rate is currently set at either 50 basis points above the lower end of the prevailing target range for the US federal funds rate or the average of the five-day moving averages of the overnight and one-month Hong Kong Interbank Offered Rates (HIBORs), whichever is higher. The HKMA announces the Base Rate every day.

Daily movements and historical data of Discount Window activities and the Base Rate

Last revision date : 26 August 2019