|Economy||Measure Code||Measure||Currency Code||Amount (Local)||Amount (USD)||Source||Post Date||Details|
|Australia||01||01 - Liquidity Support||AUD|
|Australia||01A||01A - Short-term lending||AUD||Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA). https://www.rba.gov.au/speeches/2020/sp-gov-2020-03-19.html (accessed 6 May 2020); RBA. https://www.rba.gov.au/covid-19/ (accessed 03 June 2020).||
No amount/estimate: April 2020, To support liquidity, the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) will conduct one-month and three-month repo operations daily until further notice.
|Australia||01B||01B - Support policies for short-term lending||AUD||RBA. https://www.rba.gov.au/media-releases/2020/mr-20-13.html (accessed on 6 May 2020); RBA. https://www.rba.gov.au/covid-19/ (accessed 03 June 2020).||
No amount/estimate: May 2020, To assist with the smooth functioning of Australian capital markets, the RBA has broadened the range of eligible collateral for open market operations to include securities issued by non-bank corporations with an investment grade.
|Australia||01C||01C - Forex operations||AUD||IMF. https://www.imf.org/en/Topics/imf-and-covid19/Policy-Responses-to-COVID-19 (accessed 29 September 2020).||
No amount/estimate: April 2020, The exchange rate has been allowed to adjust flexibly to absorb economic shocks.
|Australia||07||07 - Central bank financing government||AUD||150,000,000,000||93,269,999,936|
|Australia||07A||07A - Direct lending and reserve drawdown||AUD|
|Australia||07B||07B - Secondary purchase: government securities||AUD||150,000,000,000||93,269,999,936||RBA. https://www.rba.gov.au/media-releases/2020/mr-20-13.html (accessed on 14 May 2020); RBA. https://www.rba.gov.au/covid-19/ (accessed 3 June 2020); RBA. https://www.rba.gov.au/media-releases/2020/mr-20-17.html (accessed 8 July 2020); RBA. https://www.rba.gov.au/media-releases/2020/mr-20-20.html (accessed 01 September 2020); RBA. https://www.rba.gov.au/media-releases/2020/mr-20-24.html (accessed 07 October 2020); RBA. https://www.rba.gov.au/speeches/2020/sp-gov-2020-11-03.html (accessed 04 November 2020).||
(i) April 2020, The RBA has announced yield targeting on 3-year government bonds at 0.25% through purchases of government bonds in the secondary market. On 5 May 2020, RBA has purchased AUD50 billion of Australia Government securities (AGS) and semis in the secondary market. 5 May, 2 June, 7 July, 1 September, and 6 October 2020, the RBA announced that it will maintain the current policy setting. 3 November 2020, RBA announced that it will reduce the 3-year yield target rate from 0.25% to 0.10%; (ii) 3 November 2020, The RBA announced that it intends to purchase AUD100 billion of government bonds issued by the Australian Government as well as by the states and territories over the next six months.
|Austria||01||01 - Liquidity Support||EUR|
|Austria||01A||01A - Short-term lending||EUR|
|Austria||01B||01B - Support policies for short-term lending||EUR||IMF. https://www.imf.org/en/Topics/imf-and-covid19/Policy-Responses-to-COVID-19 (accessed 15 April 2020).||
No amount/estimate: The Oesterreichische Nationalbank (OeNB) has declared readiness to supply sufficient cash to banks, ATM operators, and the economy in response to increased withdrawals. Working hours were extended to meet the increased demand.
|Austria||01C||01C - Forex operations||EUR|
|Austria||07||07 - Central bank financing government||EUR|
|Austria||07A||07A - Direct lending and reserve drawdown||EUR|
|Austria||07B||07B - Secondary purchase: government securities||EUR|
|Belgium||01||01 - Liquidity Support||EUR|
|Belgium||01A||01A - Short-term lending||EUR|
|Belgium||01B||01B - Support policies for short-term lending||EUR|
|Belgium||01C||01C - Forex operations||EUR|
|Belgium||07||07 - Central bank financing government||EUR|
|Belgium||07A||07A - Direct lending and reserve drawdown||EUR|
|Belgium||07B||07B - Secondary purchase: government securities||EUR|
|Canada||01||01 - Liquidity Support||CAD||261,201,000,000||187,207,310,518|
|Canada||01A||01A - Short-term lending||CAD||261,201,000,000||187,207,310,518||Canada Mortgage ad Housing Corporation. https://www.cmhc-schl.gc.ca/en/finance-and-investing/mortgage-loan-insurance/the-resource/covid19-understanding-mortgage-payment-deferral; Bank of Canada. https://www.bankofcanada.ca/2020/06/bank-canada-announces-changes-term-repo-operations-bankers-acceptance-purchase-facility (all accessed 10 June 2020). Bank of Canada https://www.bankofcanada.ca/2020/09/bank-canada-announces-changes-provincial-money-market-purchase-pmmp/ (accessed 18 September)||
All amounts are peak value since 4 March 2020; BoC has not announced limits for any facility. (i) CAD38.766 billion (8 April 2020 peak) - Bankers' Acceptance Purchase Facility (BAPF); (ii) CAD7.629 billion (1 July 2020 peak): The Provincial Money Market Purchase (PMMP) program is an asset purchase facility that will acquire provincially-issued money market securities through the primary issuance market. This program will support a liquid and well-functioning market for short-term provincial borrowing. Under the PMMP, the Bank will purchase up to 40% of each offering of directly-issued provincial money market securities with terms to maturity of 12 months or less. This includes treasury bills and short-term promissory notes of all Canadian provinces. The 40% limit may be adjusted if market conditions warrant. The Bank will make its first purchases under the PMMP on Wednesday, 25 March 2020. This facility, combined with the Bank’s other recent actions, will provide a material amount of support to provincial funding markets; effective 21 September 2020, the Bank of Canada will reduce the amount it purchases to up to 10% of each accepted offering of directly issued provincial money market securities with maturity of 12-months or less; (iii) CAD2.993 billion (29 April 2020 peak): The Commercial Paper Purchase Program (“CPPP” or “the program”) will be structured as a direct purchase program into a separate account held by the Bank of Canada (“BoC” or “the Bank”). The program will purchase CP new issuance in the primary market via dealers and after issuance from eligible counterparties in the secondary market. The program will purchase from eligible issuers up to three-month CAD-denominated CP, including asset-backed CP (“ABCP”). Draws can be rolled during the operation of the program; (iv) CAD211.227 billion (10 June 2020 peak): (CTRF) Term Repo Facility and other term repos. Up to 1 month repos; Standing Liquidity Facility and Standing Term Liquidity Facility; 4 March 2020 level was CAD14.518 billion, so peak = 211.227 - 14.518 = CAD196.709 billion; (v) Advances = CAD9.904B (15 April 2020 peak); (vi) No amount/estimate; the Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA) will provide interest-free loans of up to CAD40,000 to small businesses and not-for-profits; (vii) Farm Credit Canada will provide an additional CAD5 billion in lending to producers, agribusiness, and food processors; (viii) Canadian Dairy Commission's borrowing limit increased by CAD200 million; (viii) 3 June 2020, Effective 6 June 2020, the BoC will reduce the frequency of BAPF operations to bi-weekly; (ix) 3 June 2020, Effective 15 June 2020, the BoC will reduce the frequency of its Term Repo operations from twice to once per week, and the number of maturity points will be reduced from 4 to 2; (x) Farm Credit Canada was authorized by the government to provide an additional CAD5 billion in lending to producers, agribusiness, and food processors; (xi) 9 November 2020, Effective 16 November 2020, the BoC will discontinue the PMMP program, with the last operation scheduled for November 13.
|Canada||01B||01B - Support policies for short-term lending||CAD||Bank of Canada. https://www.bankofcanada.ca/2020/04/assets-eligible-collateral-standing-liquidity-facility-090420/; Bank of Canada. https://www.bankofcanada.ca/2020/06/bank-canada-announces-changes-term-repo-operations-bankers-acceptance-purchase-facility/ (all accessed 10 June 2020).||
No amount/estimate. (i) Most recent collateral policies, assets aligible as Collateral under the Bank of Canada’s Standing Liquidity Facility (SLF), provides access to liquidity to those institutions that participate directly in the Large Value Transfer System (LVTS).(ii) On 9 April 2020, the Bank widened the eligibility requirements of term asset-backed securities accepted as collateral; (iii) 24 April 2020, the Bank included term repurchase agreements up to 90 days in its Standing Term Liquidity Facility (STLF); (iii) June 3, eligible securities for collateral in Term Repo operations will be reduced to exclude all large value transaction settlement (LVTS) members' bankers' acceptances or bearer deposit notes (including own name).
|Canada||01C||01C - Forex operations||CAD|
|Canada||07||07 - Central bank financing government||CAD||348,918,000,000||250,075,613,689|
|Canada||07A||07A - Direct lending and reserve drawdown||CAD||115,008,000,000||82,428,238,667||
BoC purchases of T-bills were in the primary market as they were auctioned; As of 6 January 2021, current T-bill holdings have increased by CAD27.694 billion since the end of February 2020, with the maximum increase occurring on 29 July 2020 at CAD115.008 billion. [update]
|Canada||07B||07B - Secondary purchase: government securities||CAD||233,910,000,000||167,647,375,022||Bank of Canada. https://www.bankofcanada.ca/rates/banking-and-financial-statistics/bank-of-canada-assets-and-liabilities-weekly-formerly-b2/ (accessed 10 June 2020).||
(i) Government of Canada Bond Purchase Program (GBPP): Purchases will begin with a minimum of CAD5 billion per week across the yield curve. The program will be adjusted as conditions warrant but will continue until the economic recovery is well underway; on 28 October 2020, BoC announced purchases would gradually decline to CAD4 billion per week; As of 6 January 2021, the increase in government bonds owned by BoC has risen to CAD230.394 billion since the purchases in response to COVID-19 began, which is also the peak figure [update]; (ii) 3 June 2020, Bank of Canada began purchasing Government of Canada Real Return Bonds; as of 6 January 2021, the purchased amount is CAD3.516 billion, which is also the peak value (pre-COVID BoC did not hold government real return bonds). [update]
|Denmark||01||01 - Liquidity Support||DKK||2,211,659,372||327,433,628|
|Denmark||01A||01A - Short-term lending||DKK||2,211,659,372||327,433,628||European Commission. https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/ip_20_810 (accessed 14 May 2020).||
5 May 2020, EUR296 million in investment or working capital loans to startups to be provided only until the end of the year.
|Denmark||01B||01B - Support policies for short-term lending||DKK||IMF. https://www.imf.org/en/Topics/imf-and-covid19/Policy-Responses-to-COVID-19 (accessed 15 April 2020).||
(i) No amount/estimate: 20 March 2020, The Danmarks Nationalbank (DN) announced the launch of an ‘extraordinary lending facility’ which will make full-allotment, 1-week, collateralized loans available to banks at -0.5% interest rate. Starting 27 March 2020, this facility will also include 3-month variable rate loans; (ii) No amount/estimate: 24 March 2020, The DN announced the auction of USD liquidity; (iii) No amount/estimate: The Danish Financial Stability Authority (DFSA) also announced a case by case relaxation of regulation on the LCR requirement.
|Denmark||01C||01C - Forex operations||DKK||IMF. https://www.imf.org/en/Topics/imf-and-covid19/Policy-Responses-to-COVID-19 (accessed 12 May 2020).||
Denmark’s krone is pegged to the Euro. The fixed exchange rate policy has served Denmark well. The DN has stated its objective of preserving the peg.
|Denmark||07||07 - Central bank financing government||DKK|
|Denmark||07A||07A - Direct lending and reserve drawdown||DKK|
|Denmark||07B||07B - Secondary purchase: government securities||DKK|
|Finland||01||01 - Liquidity Support||EUR||2,000,000,000||2,212,389,381|
|Finland||01A||01A - Short-term lending||EUR||2,000,000,000||2,212,389,381||IMF. https://www.imf.org/en/Topics/imf-and-covid19/Policy-Responses-to-COVID-19 (accessed 15 April 2020).||
March 2020, (i) EUR1 billion of the Bank of Finland's liquidity support by investing in short-term Finnish corporate commercial paper; (ii) EUR1 billion for the State Pension Fund investments in commercial paper.
|Finland||01B||01B - Support policies for short-term lending||EUR|
|Finland||01C||01C - Forex operations||EUR|
|Finland||07||07 - Central bank financing government||EUR|
|Finland||07A||07A - Direct lending and reserve drawdown||EUR|
|Finland||07B||07B - Secondary purchase: government securities||EUR|