|Economy||Measure Code||Measure||Currency Code||Amount (Local)||Amount (USD)||Source||Post Date||Details|
|Bangladesh||03||03 - Direct long-term lending||BDT||50,000,000,000||588,581,519|
|Bangladesh||03A||03A - Long-term lending||BDT||50,000,000,000||588,581,519||Ministry of Finance. https://mof.portal.gov.bd/sites/default/files/files/mof.portal.gov.bd/page/ed9e8b19_ccba_4cca_94b1_c40013f7a760/MTMPS_2020-21_English.pdf (accessed 29 June 6).||
BDT50 billion for Special Fund for Salary support to export oriented manufacturing industry workers.
|Bangladesh||03B||03B - Forbearance||BDT||Banglashesh Bank. https://www.bb.org.bd/ (accessed 29 June 2020). IMF. https://www.imf.org/en/Topics/imf-and-covid19/Policy-Responses-to-COVID-19 (accesed 15 May 2020).||
BB took measures to waive credit card fees and interests, suspend loan interest payments.
|Bangladesh||04||04 - Equity support||BDT|
|Bhutan||03||03 - Direct long-term lending||BTN/INR|
|Bhutan||03A||03A - Long-term lending||BTN/INR||IMF. https://www.imf.org/en/Topics/imf-and-covid19/Policy-Responses-to-COVID-19 (accessed 2 July 2020); PMO. https://bit.ly/3ggtGo2 (accessed 24 July 2020).||
No amount/estimate: April, Loans to cottage and small industries through the National Cottage and Small Industries (CSI) Development Bank (microloans at 2% concessional interest for agriculture and rural activities and working capital loans at 4% concessional interest rate for 3 months). On June 26, the government announced that the CSI loan will be extended for another 12 months .
|Bhutan||03B||03B - Forbearance||BTN/INR||Official Statement from the Office of the Prime Minister of Bhutan. https://bit.ly/2yrZXYx (accessed 29 April 2020); Royal Monetary Authority of Bhutan. https://www.rma.org.bt/pressrelease/Press%20Release%20on%20Interest%20Waiver%20on%20NPLs.pdf (accessed 12 May 2020); IMF. https://www.imf.org/en/Topics/imf-and-covid19/Policy-Responses-to-COVID-19 (accessed 24 July 2020); PMO. https://bit.ly/3ggtGo2 (accessed 1 July 2020).||
No amount/estimate: April, Deferment of loans for 3 months (April–June) (i) for all borrowers who had maintained their loan accounts in good standing, i.e., loans that were not non-performing loans (NPL) as of February 29; (ii) May, The RMA announced that the interest waiver facility would also be extended to non-performing loan accounts. The government will finance 50% of the total interest payment and the financial institutions offered to support the other 50%. On June 26, the government announced to further extend interest waiver for another nine months for loans availed as of April 10, 2020 (see Measure 5B) ; (iii) June 26, the government announced a new monetary measure, i.e., deferment of loans for one year without penal interest. For borrowers willing and able to service their loans during this period, financial institutions offered to reduce the interest rate by one percentage point as an added incentive.
|Bhutan||04||04 - Equity support||BTN/INR|
|European Central Bank||03||03 - Direct long-term lending||EUR|
|European Central Bank||03A||03A - Long-term lending||EUR|
|European Central Bank||03B||03B - Forbearance||EUR|
|European Central Bank||04||04 - Equity support||EUR|
|European Union||03||03 - Direct long-term lending||EUR||232,280,000,000||256,946,902,655|
|European Union||03A||03A - Long-term lending||EUR||232,280,000,000||256,946,902,655||OECD. http://www.oecd.org/coronavirus/en/#country-tracker (accessed 15 April 2020); EIB. https://www.eib.org/en/press/all/2020-103-eib-backs-eur5-billion-investment-to-mitigate-economic-impact-of-coronavirus-and-support-medical-technology (accessed 29 April 2020); Yale. https://som.yale.edu/faculty-research-centers/centers-initiatives/program-on-financial-stability/covid-19-crisis (accessed 29 April 2020); EIB. https://www.eib.org/en/about/initiatives/covid-19-response/index.htm (accessed 18 July 2020); EIB. https://www.eib.org/en/press/all/2020-197-eib-approves-eur-16-6-billion-for-covid-19-health-response-and-economic-resilience-climate-clean-transport-energy-and-housing (accessed 18 July 2020); EIB. https://www.eib.org/en/press/all/2020-199-eib-provides-eur205-million-to-adif-alta-velocidad-to-promote-the-development-of-rail-infrastructure-in-spain (accessed 23 July 2020); EIB. https://www.eib.org/en/press/all/2020-198-italy-eib-provides-eur300-million-to-autonomous-province-of-trento-for-sustainable-projects-and-post-covid-19-reconstruction (accessed 23 July 2020); EIB. https://www.eib.org/en/press/all/2020-200-eib-backs-826-mw-mytilineos-power-plant-to-support-greek-energy-transition (accessed 23 July 2020); EIB. https://www.eib.org/en/press/all/2020-213-eib-supports-the-reconstruction-of-major-roads-in-montenegro-with-eur40-million (accessed 8 August 2020); EIB. https://www.eib.org/en/press/all/2020-216-team-europe-the-eib-s-lends-eur-10-million-to-credo-bank-under-its-georgia-outreach-initiative-to-support-msmes (accessed 8 August 2020); EC. https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/ip_20_1507 (accessed 27 August 2020).||
(i) March, the EIB dedicated EUR10 billion in asset-backed securities (ABS) purchasing programs to allow banks to transfer risk on portfolios of SME loans; (ii) April 24, Approved EUR5 billion in new financing for businesses affected by the coronavirus, and for the development of medical technology. EUR3 billion was dedicated to businesses in Spain and Italy. The approval represents an extension of the loan package first identified on March 16, 2020; (iii) May 26, the Board of Directors of the European Investment Bank (EIB) agreed on the structure and business approach of the new Pan-European Guarantee Fund (EGF) to tackle the economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. It will enable the EIB Group to scale up its support for mostly small and medium-sized European companies, providing up to EUR200 billion of additional financing. Under this scheme, EIB in July 15 and 13 respectively, financed ZANINI Auto Group's innovation strategy with EUR25 million loan and provided Santander (Spanish commercial bank) with EUR757 million to help support SMEs and mid-caps ; (iv) July 15, EIB approves EUR16.6 billion for COVID-19 health response and economic resilience, climate, clean transport, energy and housing ; (vii) July 21, EIB provided EUR205 million in loans to Adif Alta Velocidad (Spanish rail network) to promote the development of rail infrastructure ; (v) July 21, EIB provided EUR300 million in loans to the Autonomous Province of Trento for sustainable projects and post-COVID-19 reconstruction; (vi) July 22, EIB provided EUR125 million in loans for Greece's 826 MW Mytilineos power plant to support energy transition; (vii) July 31, EIB signed a second tranche worth EUR40 million for the rehabilitation of 180 kilometres of road along the five main routes in Montenegro. The loan from the EU bank is complemented by a EUR1.5 million technical assistance grant awarded under the Economic Resilience Initiative (ERI). It is the first ERI grant to be awarded to a project in the Western Balkans. The total EIB investment worth EUR80 million is expected to increase road safety and efficiency and facilitate faster economic recovery and regional trade; (viii) August 3, the EIB will lend EUR10 million in synthetic local currency to Credo Bank, the leading actor on microfinance market in Georgia predominantly servicing enterprises in rural areas and agricultural sector. This is the second loan under the EIB's Georgia Outreach Initiative launched to improve access to finance for the country's MSMEs. Loans will be available under flexible terms to help maintain liquidity of MSMEs to continue operating and preserve jobs. The loan comes as a part of the immediate response to Covid-19 pandemic launched by the EU and its Team Europe and is facilitated by an EU grant.
|European Union||03B||03B - Forbearance||EUR|
|European Union||04||04 - Equity support||EUR||549,000,000||607,300,885||EIB. https://www.eib.org/en/press/all/2020-103-eib-backs-eur5-billion-investment-to-mitigate-economic-impact-of-coronavirus-and-support-medical-technology (accessed 29 April 2020); Yale. https://som.yale.edu/faculty-research-centers/centers-initiatives/program-on-financial-stability/covid-19-crisis (accessed 29 April 2020); EC. https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/ip_20_1007 (accessed 12 June 2020); EC. https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/ip_20_1507 (accessed 27 August 2020).||
(i) April 8, The Commission is launching ESCALAR, a new investment approach, developed together with the European Investment Fund (EIF), that will support venture capital and growth financing for promising companies. In its pilot phase, ESCALAR will provide up to EUR300 million backed by the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI); (ii) April 24, EIB also approved an equity investment worth EUR75 million for the German company Curevac, through the EIB's Infectious Disease Financing Facility; (iii) June 8, EUR174 million equity investments from the European Innovation Council (EIC) Accelerator Pilot funding to innovative startups and SMEs; (iv) June, EUR5.3 billion for the Solvency Support Instrument that will work via an EU guarantee provided to the European Investment Bank (EIB) Group under the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI). Solvency support will form a separate window under the EFSI to mobilise private capital. The EIB Group will use this guarantee to provide financing directly or invest, fund or guarantee equity funds, special purpose vehicles, investment platforms or national promotional banks. These intermediary funds or vehicles must be established and operate in the EU. The Solvency Support Instrument should predominantly channel solvency support through financial market intermediaries and only to a lesser degree facilitate direct support to companies by the EIB Group [update].
|Hong Kong, China||03||03 - Direct long-term lending||HKD|
|Hong Kong, China||03A||03A - Long-term lending||HKD|
|Hong Kong, China||03B||03B - Forbearance||HKD||IMF. https://www.imf.org/en/Topics/imf-and-covid19/Policy-Responses-to-COVID-19#P (accessed 6 May 2020). HKMA. https://www.hkma.gov.hk/eng/news-and-media/press-releases/2020/08/20200805-4/ (accessed 14 August 2020). Reuters. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-hongkong-economy-hkma/hong-kong-extends-loan-repayment-holiday-for-small-businesses-idUSKBN25T1QY?il=0 (accessed 2 September 2020).||
No amount/estimate: Other measures by banks to the extent permitted by their risk management principles, including delay of loan payment, extension of loan tenors, and principal moratoriums for affected SMEs, sectors, and households as appropriate.This includes a pre-approved principal payment holiday for corporates and residential mortgages announced on April 17. On August 5, The HKMA announced a 90-day deferral of payments for trade facilities under the Pre-approved Principal Payment Holiday Scheme. On September 2, The HKMA extended the suspension of principal payments for small companies until April 30, 2021. [update]
|Hong Kong, China||04||04 - Equity support||HKD||19,500,000,000||2,511,236,172||News.gov.hk. https://www.news.gov.hk/eng/2020/06/20200609/20200609_161908_002.html?type=category&name=covid19 (accessed 11 June 2020).||
June 9, HKG27.3 billion investment in Cathay Pacific Airways via government-owned Aviation 2020, comprising preference shares with detachable warrants of HKG19.5 billion and a bridging loan of HKG7.8 billion.
|India||03||03 - Direct long-term lending||INR|
|India||03A||03A - Long-term lending||INR|
|India||03B||03B - Forbearance||INR||Press Information Bureau. https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1633891 (accessed 2 July 2020). RBI. https://www.rbi.org.in/Scripts/NotificationUser.aspx?Id=11909&Mode=0 (accessed 5 June 2020); IMF. https://www.imf.org/en/Topics/imf-and-covid19/Policy-Responses-to-COVID-19 (accessed 4 June 2020); RBI. https://www.rbi.org.in/Scripts/NotificationUser.aspx?Id=11877&Mode=0 (accessed 30 April 2020).||
No amount/estimate: (i) The RBI provided relief to both borrowers and lenders, allowing companies a 3-month moratorium on loan repayments. This moratorium was extended to end August; (ii) Provided subsidies to banks to reduce interest rates for short-term loans to farmers. On June 4, decided to continue the availability of 2% Interest Subvention (IS) and 3% Prompt Repayment Incentive (PRI) to farmers for the extended period of repayment up to August 31, 2020 or date of repayment, whichever is earlier, to prevent increases in interest rate during the extended moratorium period; (iii) June 24, Approved a scheme for interest subvention of 2% for a period of 12 months to all Shishu loan accounts under the Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana (PMMY). This scheme will only apply to certain loans that meet the criteria (e.g. outstanding as of 31 March 2020, not in Non-Performing Asset category).
|India||04||04 - Equity support||INR|
|Maldives||03||03 - Direct long-term lending||MVR|
|Maldives||03A||03A - Long-term lending||MVR||Ministry of Finance. https://www.finance.gov.mv/covid-19/businesses/covid19-recovery-loan-scheme/sme (accessed 28 August 2020); Ministry of Finance. https://www.finance.gov.mv/covid-19/individuals/covid-recovery-loan-scheme (accessed 28 August 2020). Ministry of Finance. https://www.finance.gov.mv/covid-19/businesses/covid19-recovery-loan-scheme/large-businesses(accessed 28 August 2020).||
March 20, The Economic Recovery Plan was announced. The Plan includes: (i) COVID-19 Recovery Loan Scheme for SMEs wherein eligible SMEs may apply for loans up to 10% of its annual sales turnover for the past year (capped up to MVR500,000) at 6% interest per annum for a 3-year period. The repayment period excludes the grace period up to 6 months in which no interest is charged. Funding is contingent on SMEs not laying off local employees due to the COVID-19 outbreak and during the funding period. As of August 20, total disbursed amount is MVR209.9 million [update]; (ii) COVID-19 Recovery Loan Scheme for Self-employed and Freelance Individuals wherein eligible individuals may apply for loans up to MVR 30,000 at 6% interest per annum for a 3-year period. A grace period of up to 6 months is offered during which no interest is charged, and no payment of principal or interest is required Funding is conditional on the individual having worked in 6 of the last 12 months and earned a verifiable income during this period. As of August 20, total disbursed amount is MVR13 million [update]; and (iii) COVID-19 Recovery Loan Scheme for Large Businesses wherein funding is contingent on no layoffs of local employees due to COVID-19 outbreak at the time of application. For eligible businesses, this is an unsecured facility provided at 6% interest per annum for a 3-year period, including a maximum 6-month grace period in which no interest and principal payment will be made. As of August 20, total disbursed amount is MVR502.7 million [update].
|Maldives||03B||03B - Forbearance||MVR||Maldives Monetary Authority. http://www.mma.gov.mv/#/news/PR-MCS-2020-3(english).html (accessed 13 April 2020); IMF. https://www.imf.org/en/Topics/imf-and-covid19/Policy-Responses-to-COVID-19 (accessed 13 April 2020); Ministry of Finance. https://www.finance.gov.mv/covid-19/individuals/debt-moratorium/bml (accessed 28 August 2020). Ministry of Finance. https://www.finance.gov.mv/covid-19/individuals/debt-moratorium/student-loan (accessed 28 August 2020). Ministry of Finance https://www.finance.gov.mv/covid-19/individuals/debt-moratorium/hdfc (accessed 28 August 2020). Ministry of Finance. https://www.finance.gov.mv/covid-19/businesses/debt-moratorium/bml (accessed 28 August 2020). Ministry of Finance. https://www.finance.gov.mv/covid-19/businesses/debt-moratorium/sdfc (accessed 28 August 2020). The Edition. https://edition.mv/news/18588 (accessed 28 August 2020).||
No amount/estimate: April, The Maldives Monetary Authority announced introducing regulatory measures to enable a moratorium of 6 months on loan repayments for those impacted by the current situation. Customers have to submit their requests to the banks in order to avail themselves of this moratorium. Debt moratoriums have been included in the Plan to support individuals, households, and businesses facing difficulties in meeting monthly debt repayment: (i) All loans from the Bank of Maldives are eligible for the debt moratorium from 1st March 2020 until end of September 2020. The debt moratorium will allow BML customers to defer monthly principal and interest repayments for 6 months. At the same time the tenor of the loan will also be extended by 6 months allowing more time to repay the accrued interest and principal repayments. Compound interest will not be charged during the moratorium period. Following the moratorium period, the repayment amount would be reduced by 20% for a further 6 months; (ii) Those liable to repay student loans by the National Student Loan Scheme and Educational Assistance Loan Scheme entered a 6 months period of debt deferment on the 1st of March 2020; (iii) Individuals with Housing Finance loans issued by Housing Development Finance Corporation (HDFC) had the option of applying for a 6 months debt moratorium, which started on 1st March 2020, under the condition that regular payments have been made. The debt moratorium allows HDFC customers to defer monthly principal and interest repayments for 6 months. Consequentially the initial loan periods would be extended by an additional 6 months; (iv) Bank of Maldives customers with business loans are eligible for the debt moratorium from 1st March 2020 until end of September 2020. The debt moratorium will allow customers to defer monthly principal and interest repayments for 6 months. At the same time the tenor of the loan will also be extended by 6 months allowing more time to repay the accrued interest and principal repayments. Following the moratorium period, the repayment amount would be reduced by 20% for a further 6 month; and (v) SME Development Financing Corporation (SDFC) customers will be eligible for a 6 months debt moratorium starting from 1st March 2020. The debt moratorium will allow customers to defer monthly principal and interest repayments for 6 months. Moreover, in the course of the moratorium period, interest rates for all loans are reduced to 4% [update]. August 26, SDFC extended the repayment period for loans until the end of 2020 [update].
|Maldives||04||04 - Equity support||MVR|
|Mongolia||03||03 - Direct long-term lending||MNT||663,000,000,000||240,520,759|
|Mongolia||03A||03A - Long-term lending||MNT||IMF. https://www.imf.org/en/Topics/imf-and-covid19/Policy-Responses-to-COVID-19 (accessed 24 July 2020).||
No amount/estimate: April, A comprehensive set of fiscal measures has been announced, pending parliamentary approval in early April, including an increase in soft loans from the development bank to cashmere producers.
|Mongolia||03B||03B - Forbearance||MNT||663,000,000,000||240,520,759||IMF. https://www.imf.org/en/Topics/imf-and-covid19/Policy-Responses-to-COVID-19 (accessed 24 July 2020); Mongolian News Agency. https://montsame.mn/en/read/228302 (accessed 12 June 2020); Bank of Mongolia. https://www.mongolbank.mn/eng/news.aspx?tid=1&id=2572 (accessed 11 August 2020).||
(i) No amount/estimate: April 13, The BOM allowed existing consumption loan borrowers to defer their principal and interest payments by up to 12 months; (ii) June 12, The government of Mongolia, together with the BOM and commercial banks, has approved decisions to make 6-month deferrals on consumer and business loan repayment and their interests for 90 days, and to extend the repayment of mortgage loans by six months. The BOM announced that commercial banks have allowed to defer repayment of mortgage loans worth MNT500 billion in total since the decision was issued; (iii) August 7, The Monetary Policy Committee decided to prolong the implementation of restructuring and extending the maturity on consumer loans for lenders experiencing difficulties in their loan repayments due to the current economic circumstances until 31 of December 2020. Lending contracts of around 76,000 borrowers have been amended for issuance of consumer loans amounting to MNT663 billion (from the previous MNT500 billion).
|Mongolia||04||04 - Equity support||MNT|
|Nepal||03||03 - Direct long-term lending||NPR|
|Nepal||03A||03A - Long-term lending||NPR||IMF. https://www.imf.org/en/Topics/imf-and-covid19/Policy-Responses-to-COVID-19 (accessed 2 September 2020).||
No amount/estimate: May 28, The budget speech for fiscal year 2020/21 includes additional measures in the area of business support (a lending program for cottage, small and medium-sized enterprises and those in the tourism sector).
|Nepal||03B||03B - Forbearance||NPR||IMF. https://www.imf.org/en/Topics/imf-and-covid19/Policy-Responses-to-COVID-19 (accessed 2 September 2020); NRB. https://archive.nrb.org.np/bfr/circular/2076-77/2076_77_(Notice)--18-Covid-19_Related-new.pdf (accessed 6 July 2020).||
No amount/estimate: (i) April 29, The NRB announced that banks will defer loan repayments due in April and May until mid-July. For working capital loans, banks will extend the repayment schedule of the amount due during the lockdown up to 60 days; (ii) Banks were instructed to provide a 10% discount on interest payments if paid timely, i.e. by mid-April.
|Nepal||04||04 - Equity support||NPR|
|People's Republic of China||03||03 - Direct long-term lending||CNY||350,000,000,000||49,871,241,522|
|People's Republic of China||03A||03A - Long-term lending||CNY||350,000,000,000||49,871,241,522||IMF. https://www.imf.org/en/Topics/imf-and-covid19/Policy-Responses-to-COVID-19 (accessed 15 April 2020).||
(i) CNY350 billion for policy banks’ credit extension to micro- and small enterprises. expansion of policy banks’ credit extension line to private and micro- and small enterprises (RMB 350 billion); (ii) In July, the State Council, China’s cabinet, announced it would allow 18 provincial-level governments to use up to 200 billion yuan ($28.9 billion) in total from this year’s 3.75 trillion-yuan quota of special-purpose bonds (SPBs) to inject funds into banks in their jurisdictions that need support. At the time, the government only specified one channel for investment - convertible bonds, which banks can use to replenish their core tier-one capital, the highest-quality capital that a bank has to absorb losses.
|People's Republic of China||03B||03B - Forbearance||CNY||IMF. https://www.imf.org/en/Topics/imf-and-covid19/Policy-Responses-to-COVID-19 (accessed 15 April 2020); Xinhua. http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2020-06/05/c_139117116.htm (accessed 8 June 2020); PBOC http://www.pbc.gov.cn/goutongjiaoliu/113456/113469/4033015/index.html (accessed 12 June 2020).||
(i) No amount/estimate: The government has also taken multiple steps to limit tightening in financial conditions, including measured forbearance to provide financial relief to affected households, corporates, and regions facing repayment difficulties including delay of loan payments and other credit support measures for eligible SMEs and households and tolerance for higher NPLs for loans by epidemic-hit sectors and SMEs; (ii) No amount/estimate: June 5, PBOC introduced a policy allowing small and micro businesses to apply for deferring their inclusive loan repayments, maturing by end-2020 to March 31, 2021, with penalty payment exempted by providing 1% of the capital of SMEs’ loan applying for deferring repayments as the incentives for the local small and medium-sized commercial banks who lent those loans. SMEs who benefit from this measure should keep effective guarantee or alternative arrangements, use the loans for production and business purposes, and promise to maintain employment stable .
|People's Republic of China||04||04 - Equity support||CNY||200,000,000,000||28,497,852,298||Caixin Global. https://www.caixinglobal.com/2020-06-17/in-depth-the-billion-dollar-plan-to-replenish-smaller-chinese-banks-capital-101568814.html (accessed 19 June 2020).||
Policymakers are planning to allow local governments to replenish the capital of certain small and midsize banks to the tune of about CNY200 billion ($28.2 billion) in an effort to defuse bad-debt risks .
|Republic of Korea||03||03 - Direct long-term lending||KRW||129,300,000,000,000||105,976,104,523|
|Republic of Korea||03A||03A - Long-term lending||KRW||129,300,000,000,000||105,976,104,523||IMF. https://www.imf.org/en/Topics/imf-and-covid19/Policy-Responses-to-COVID-19 (accessed 11 May 2020). OECD. http://www.oecd.org/coronavirus/en/ (accessed 11 May 2020). FSC. http://www.fsc.go.kr/eng/new_press/releases.jsp?menu=01&bbsid=BBS0048 (accessed 25 June 2020). FSC. http://www.fsc.go.kr/eng/new_press/releases.jsp?menu=01&bbsid=BBS0048 (accessed 25 June 2020).||
(i) March 24, The government announced an additional financial support package of KRW100 trillion (USD80 billion) to boost local business and ease the financial burden on households and businesses: (a) expansion of financial loans and guarantees for SMEs and affected households and businesses (KRW58 trillion), (b) creation of a bond market stabilisation fund to purchase corporate bonds and commercial paper (KRW20 trillion). (ii) April 22, Further augmentation of KRW35 trillion mainly through creation of a special purpose vehicle (SPV) to purchase corporate bonds and commercial paper (KRW 20 trillion) and additional funds for SME lending (KRW 10 trillion). (iii) KRW5 trillion working capital support program for SME subcontractors in key industries to be financed by injecting equity into an SPV which will create a pool of underlying assets by purchasing loans and will issue primary collateralized loan obligations while management of loans will be carried out by creditor banks.