|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, 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, 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 24 July 2020).||
No amount/estimate: April, The exchange rate has been allowed to adjust flexibly to absorb economic shocks.
|Australia||02||02 - Credit creation||AUD||255,000,000,000||158,558,999,891|
|Australia||02A||02A - Financial sector lending/funding||AUD||215,000,000,000||133,686,999,908||RBA. https://www.rba.gov.au/mkt-operations/term-funding-facility/ (accessed 16 April 2020); Department of Treasury. https://treasury.gov.au/sites/default/files/2020-05/Overview-Economic_Response_to_the_Coronavirus_3.pdf (accessed 3 June 2020); Department of Treasury. https://ministers.treasury.gov.au/ministers/josh-frydenberg-2018/media-releases/government-invest-15b-support-sme-lending (accessed 3 June 2020); RBA. https://www.rba.gov.au/covid-19/ (accessed 03 June 2020); RBA. https://www.rba.gov.au/media-releases/2020/mr-20-20.html (accessed 01 September 2020).||
(i) April, The government is allocating up to AUD15 billion to invest in residential mortgage-backed securities and asset-backed securities to help funding for small banks and non-bank financial institutions; (ii) April, To allow banks to lend more to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) during the period of disruption caused by COVID-19, RBA has established a Term Funding Facility (TFF) of at least AUD90 billion for SMEs lending (TFF will offer three-year funding to authorized deposit-taking institutions [ADIs]). On September 1, RBA announced an expansion to the TFF. ADIs will have access to additional funding, equivalent to 2% of their outstanding credit, at a fixed rate of 25 basis points for three years. ADIs will be able to draw on this extra funding up until the end of June 2021. As of September 1, ADIs have drawn AUD52 billion under the TFF. The current expansion brings the total amount available under this facility to around AUD200 billion [update].
|Australia||02B||02B - Support policies for long-term lending||AUD||RBA. https://www.rba.gov.au/speeches/2020/sp-gov-2020-03-19.html (accessed 11 April 2020); RBA. https://www.rba.gov.au/media-releases/2020/mr-20-13.html (accessed on 5 May 2020); Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA). https://www.apra.gov.au/news-and-publications/apra-announces-deferral-of-capital-reform-implementation (accessed 3 June 2020); RBA. https://www.rba.gov.au/speeches/2020/sp-dg-2020-06-30.html#fn2 (accessed 01 July 2020); RBA. https://www.rba.gov.au/media-releases/2020/mr-20-17.html (accessed 8 July 2020); APRA. https://www.apra.gov.au/news-and-publications/apra-releases-letter-and-data-on-temporary-loan-repayment-deferrals-due-to (accessed 10 July 2020); APRA. https://www.apra.gov.au/news-and-publications/apra-updates-regulatory-approach-to-loans-subject-to-repayment-deferral (accessed 10 July 2020); APRA. https://www.apra.gov.au/news-and-publications/apra-updates-guidance-on-capital-management-for-banks-and-insurers (accessed 30 July 2020); RBA. https://www.rba.gov.au/media-releases/2020/mr-20-18.html (accessed 06 August 2020); RBA. https://www.rba.gov.au/media-releases/2020/mr-20-20.html (accessed 01 September 2020).||
No amount/estimate: (i) March 3 and 19, The policy rate was cut by 25 basis points twice to 0.25% and on May 5, June 2, July 7, August 4, and September 1 [update] the RBA announced that it will maintain the current rates. June 30, While the cash rate target has remained at 25 basis points, the actual cash rate traded in the market has declined to around 13–14 basis points; (ii) April, The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) has provided temporary relief from its capital requirement, allowing banks to utilize some of their current large buffers to facilitate ongoing lending to the economy as long as minimum capital requirements are met. On July 9, APRA has issued a letter to ADIs, advising that this measure will be extended to cover a maximum period of 10 months from the start of a repayment deferral, or until 31 March 2021, whichever comes first. On July 29, APRA has updated its capital management guidance for ADIs, i.e. (a) retain at least 50% of earnings when making decisions on capital distributions and raise more capital through dividend reinvestment plans; (b) conduct regular stress testing to inform decision-making and demonstrate ongoing lending capacity; and (c) make use of capital buffers to absorb the impacts of stress, and continue to lend to support households and businesses; (iii) March 30, APRA announced that it is deferring its scheduled implementation of the Basel III reforms in Australia by one year to January 2023.
|Australia||02C||02C - Loan guarantees||AUD||40,000,000,000||24,871,999,983||Department of Treasury. https://treasury.gov.au/coronavirus/sme-guarantee-scheme (accessed 16 April 2020); Department of Treasury. https://treasury.gov.au/sites/default/files/2020-05/Overview-Economic_Response_to_the_Coronavirus_3.pdf (accessed 3 June 2020); Department of the Treasury. https://ministers.treasury.gov.au/ministers/josh-frydenberg-2018/media-releases/supporting-small-business-adapt-grow-and-create-jobs (accessed 22 July 2020).||
April, Under a new Coronavirus SME Guarantee Scheme, the Government will guarantee 50% of new loans issued by eligible lenders to SMEs with total lending capacity of AUD40 billion. On July 20, The government announced that it plans to expand the SME Guarantee Scheme to help small businesses to adapt, grow and create jobs. The changes include widening the range of investments that can be funded, increasing maximum loan size, and increasing the maximum long term to five years, among others. The second phase of the Scheme will start on October 2020 and will be available until June 2021.
|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||02||02 - Credit creation||EUR||9,000,000,000||9,955,752,212|
|Austria||02A||02A - Financial sector lending/funding||EUR|
|Austria||02B||02B - Support policies for long-term lending||EUR|
|Austria||02C||02C - Loan guarantees||EUR||9,000,000,000||9,955,752,212||OECD. http://www.oecd.org/coronavirus/en/#country-tracker (accessed 15 April 2020).||
EUR9 billion in credit guarantees.
|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||02||02 - Credit creation||EUR||53,000,000,000||58,628,318,584|
|Belgium||02A||02A - Financial sector lending/funding||EUR|
|Belgium||02B||02B - Support policies for long-term lending||EUR||1,000,000,000||1,106,194,690||OECD. http://www.oecd.org/coronavirus/en/#country-tracker (accessed 15 April 2020).||
The National Bank of Belgium announced the decision to reduce the counter-cyclical buffer to zero, releasing approximately EUR1 billion worth of capital available to Belgian banks to expand lending.
|Belgium||02C||02C - Loan guarantees||EUR||52,000,000,000||57,522,123,894||IMF. https://www.imf.org/en/Topics/imf-and-covid19/Policy-Responses-to-COVID-19 (accessed 30 April 2020).||
(i) EUR50 billion (over 11% of GDP) of guarantees for new bank loans to companies and self-employed; (ii) Regional governments announced further bank-loan guarantees (around EUR2 billion, or 0.4% of GDP); (iii) No amount/estimate: A Reinsurance scheme for short-term trade credit insurance and other socio-economic measures further support these efforts.
|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).||
All amounts are peak value since March 4; BoC has not announced limits for any facility. (i) CAD38.766 billion (April 8 peak) - Bankers' Acceptance Purchase Facility (BAPF); (ii) CAD7.629 billion (July 1 peak) [update]: 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, March 25. This facility, combined with the Bank’s other recent actions, will provide a material amount of support to provincial funding markets; (iii) CAD2.993 billion (April 29 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 (June 10 peak): (CTRF) Term Repo Facility and other term repos. Up to 1 month repos; Standing Liquidity Facility and Standing Term Liquidity Facility; March 4 level was CAD14.518 billion, so peak = 211.227 - 14.518 = CAD196.709 billion; (v) Advances = CAD9.904B (April 15 peak); (vi) No amount/estimate; the Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA) will provide interest-free loans of up to CAD 40,000 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) June 3, Effective June 6, the BoC will reduce the frequency of BAPF operations to bi-weekly; (ix) June 3, Effective June 15 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.
|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 April 9, the Bank widened the eligibility requirements of term asset-backed securities accepted as collateral; (iii) April 24, 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||02||02 - Credit creation||CAD||518,739,000,000||371,789,285,074|
|Canada||02A||02A - Financial sector lending/funding||CAD||218,739,000,000||156,774,054,829||Bank of Canada. https://www.bankofcanada.ca/markets/market-operations-liquidity-provision/market-operations-programs-and-facilities/canada-mortgage-bond-purchase-program/#marketFunctioning; Bank of Canada. https://www.bankofcanada.ca/markets/market-operations-liquidity-provision/market-operations-programs-and-facilities/provincial-bond-purchase-program/ (all accessed 10 June 2020).||
(i) Increase in Mortgage Bonds = CAD8.739 billion (peak September 2) [update] - Canada Mortgage Bond Purchase Program (CMBP) will target CAD 500 million in purchases per week; (ii) CAD 50 billion limit; CAD8.443 billion (peak September 2) [update]. The Provincial Bond Purchase Program (“PBPP” 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”), managed by BMO Global Asset Management Inc. (“BMO GAM” or “the Asset Manager”) and supported by Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce Mellon (“CIBC Mellon” or “the Custodian”) as a custodian. The program will support the liquidity and efficiency of provincial government funding markets. The program’s parameters may be expanded if conditions warrant. (iii) CAD10 billion limit. Beginning May 26, the Corporate Bond Purchase Program (CBPP) will purchase eligible corporate bonds in the secondary market. The program size will be capped at CAD10 billion and will be restricted to senior secured and unsecured bonds originated by Canadian incorporated companies with a remaining maturity of up to 5 years and a minimum credit rating of BBB or equivalent; Since July 22, bonds purchased through the CBPP were CAD141 million [update]; (iv) CAD150 billion; the government's Insured Mortgage Purchase Program (IMPP) purchases insured mortgage pools through the Canada Mortgage Housing Corporation (CMHC); (v) April 28, The Bank of Canada began offering 24-month repurchase operations (amount included in repurchase operations in 1A).
|Canada||02B||02B - Support policies for long-term lending||CAD||300,000,000,000||215,015,230,245||Department of Finance Canada. https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/news/2020/03/canadas-covid-19-economic-response-plan-support-for-canadians-and-businesses.html#Supporting_Financial_Market. BoC https://www.bankofcanada.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/fad-press-release-2020-06-03.pdf (all accessed 10 June 2020). OSFI https://www.osfi-bsif.gc.ca/Eng/fi-if/in-ai/Pages/FRI20200828_let.aspx (Accessed 2 September)||
(i) The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) announced it is lowering the Domestic Stability Buffer by 1.25% of risk-weighted assets to 1%, effective immediately. This action will allow Canada’s large banks to inject CAD300 billion of additional lending in to the economy; (ii) June 3, the BoC maintained its targets at 0.5% for the Bank Rate (penalty rate) and 0.25% for both the deposit rate (interest on reserves) and the overnight rate target; (iii) No amount/estimate: August 31, the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) extended regulatory flexibility for insurers for 6 more months, including relaxing requirements for insurers regarding capital requirements for premiums or insured loans that are delinquent or for which a payment deferral has been given. [update]
|Canada||02C||02C - Loan guarantees||CAD||Department of Finance Canada. https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/economic-response-plan.html (accessed 10 June 2020).||
No amount/estimate: Loan Guarantee for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises through the Business Credit Availability Program, Export Development Canada (EDC) is working with financial institutions to guarantee 80% of new operating credit and cash flow term loans of up to CAD6.25 million to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
|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).||
May 5, 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) March 20, 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 March 27, this facility will also include 3-month variable rate loans; (ii) March 24, The DN announced the auction of USD liquidity; (iii) 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||02||02 - Credit creation||DKK||295,400,000,000||43,733,630,525|
|Denmark||02A||02A - Financial sector lending/funding||DKK|
|Denmark||02B||02B - Support policies for long-term lending||DKK||200,000,000,000||29,609,770,159||IMF. https://www.imf.org/en/Topics/imf-and-covid19/Policy-Responses-to-COVID-19 (accessed 14 May 2020).||
No amount/estimate: (i) The DN increased the policy rate by 15bps to -0.6 %; (ii) March 12, DKK200 billion in additional liquidity after Danish authorities reduced the countercyclical capital buffer from 1% to 0% and cancel the planned increases meant to take effect later; (ii) March 30, A joint statement by the government and the financial sector commits banks and mortgage banks to support households with additional loans and payment holidays. Banks and insurance companies are urged by the DFSA not to pay out dividends or buy back shares; (iii) the DN also increased the interest rate on the previously announced 1-week loans to -0.35 %.
|Denmark||02C||02C - Loan guarantees||DKK||95,400,000,000||14,123,860,366||OECD. http://www.oecd.org/coronavirus/en/#country-tracker (accessed 24 June 2020).||
(i) March 17, DKK1.20 billion credit guarantee for Scandinavian Airlines. Total support credit guarantee to the airlines amounting to SEK3.5 billion equally split between the Danish and Swedish governments; (ii) March 19, DKK35.7 billion loan guarantees scheme for large firms; (iii) DKK25 billion loan guarantee scheme for SMEs; (iv) DKK1.25 liquidity guarantee in new loans to SMEs with export activities; (v) DKK2.25 billion government guarantee for the Travel Guarantee Fund, to be repaid by the travel industry in the coming years; (vi) April 18, DKK30 billion government guarantee (to insurance companies) for companies' trade and export activities; (vii) No amount/estimate: May 20, For startups, loan guarantees by the Ministry of Finance on 70 % of new corporate loans that are issued to cover losses directly relating to COVID-19.
|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, (i) EUR1 billion of the Bank of Finland's support liquidity by investing in short-term Finnish corporate commercial paper; (ii) EUR1 billion for the State Pension Fund investments in commercial paper.