Economy Measure Code Measure Currency Code Amount (Local) Amount (USD) Source Details
Bangladesh 02 02 - Credit creation BDT 370,000,000,000 4,355,503,237
Bangladesh 02A 02A - Financial sector lending/funding BDT 350,000,000,000 4,120,070,630 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). Bangladesh Bank. BRPD Circular Letter No-53 (29 October 2020).

(i) The Ministry of Finance will subsidize interest payments on up to BDT500 billion in working capital loans by scheduled banks to businesses. Half of this amount (BDT 250 billion) will be refinanced by Bangladesh Bank and is included in Item 1 above. Remaining BDT250 billion will be financed by commercial banks from their own funds. (ii) 29 October 2020, increased to BDT400 billion from BDT300 billion, working capital facilities to affected industries and service sector. This is part of the BDT500 billion amount in measure i.

Bangladesh 02B 02B - Support policies for long-term lending BDT
Bangladesh 02B1 02B1 - Interest rate adjustments BDT IMF. https://www.imf.org/en/Topics/imf-and-covid19/Policy-Responses-to-COVID-19 (accesed 1 May 2020). https://www.bb.org.bd/monetaryactivity/mps/mps.php (accessed 31 July 2020). Bangladesh Bank. https://www.bb.org.bd/mediaroom/circulars/brpd/sep242020brpdl47.pdf (accessed 25 September 2020).

No amount/estimate: (i) The repo rate has been lowered from 6 percent to 5.75% (effective 24 March 2020) and will be further reduced to 5.25% effective 12 April 2020. (vii) No amount/estimate: 29 July 2020, Bangladesh Bank in its monetary policy statement announced: (a) Overnight repo rate from 5.25% to 4.75%, (b) reverse repo rate from 4.75% to 4.00%, (c) Bank Rate which remained unchanged for the last 17 years (since 2003) to be reduced from 5.00% to 4.00%; (ix) September 24, Bangladesh bank fixed the highest interest rate on credit card loans to 20%.

Bangladesh 02B2 02B2 - Other policies to support long-term lending BDT IMF. https://www.imf.org/en/Topics/imf-and-covid19/Policy-Responses-to-COVID-19 (accesed 1 May 2020). Bdnews24. https://bdnews24.com/economy/2020/06/15/bangladesh-gives-bank-loan-defaulters-until-september-to-repay-instalments (accessed 26 June 2020). Bangladesh Bank. https://www.bb.org.bd/mediaroom/circulars/dos/may112020dos03.pdf (accessed 29 June 2020). Bangladesh Bank. https://www.bb.org.bd/mediaroom/circulars/fepd/mar232020fepd15e.pdf (accessed 29 June 2020).

(i) The Bangladesh Bank (BB) has also raised the advance-deposit ratio (ADR) and investment-deposit ratio (IDR) by 2% to facilitate credit to the private sector and improve liquidity in the banking system; (iii) BB took measures to delay non-performing loan classification; (iv) Banks with capital adequacy ratio (CAR) (in relation to their risk-weighted assets (RWA)) of 12.50% or above will be permitted to declare up to 30% dividend (of which cash dividend may be up to 15%); banks with CAR between 11.25% and 12.50% may declare dividend up to 15% (of which maximum cash dividend may be 7.5%); banks with CAR below 11.25% may declare dividend up to 10% (of which maximum cash dividend may be 5%). Cash dividend can be distributed before 30 September 2020 in favor of individual (local and foreign) investors; (v) 15 June 2020, loan defaulters given until September to repay loans before they are considered default; (vi) Banks may, without repayment guarantee, advance credit up to USD 500k for import of coronavirus related life-saving drugs, medical kits/equipment and other essential medical items.

Bangladesh 02C 02C - Loan guarantees BDT 20,000,000,000 235,432,607 Bangladesh Bank. 2020. SME and Special Programme Department Circular No. 3. (27 July 2020). Bangladesh Bank. https://www.bb.org.bd/mediaroom/circulars/smespd/feb012021smespd03.pdf (accessed 26 February 2021).

(i) 27 July 2020, BDT20 billion credit guarantee scheme for cottage, micro and small industries; (ii) 1 February 2021, credit guarantee schemes for cottage, micro, and small industries to also cover term loans in addtition to working capital loans.

Bangladesh 07 07 - Central bank financing government BDT IMF. https://www.imf.org/en/Topics/imf-and-covid19/Policy-Responses-to-COVID-19 (accesed 14 April 2020).

No amount/estimate: The Bangladesh Bank has announced that it will buy treasury bonds and bills from banks.

Bangladesh 07A 07A - Direct lending and reserve drawdown BDT
Bangladesh 07B 07B - Secondary purchase: government securities BDT
Bhutan 02 02 - Credit creation BTN/INR
Bhutan 02A 02A - Financial sector lending/funding BTN/INR
Bhutan 02B 02B - Support policies for long-term lending BTN/INR
Bhutan 02B1 02B1 - Interest rate adjustments BTN/INR
Bhutan 02B2 02B2 - Other policies to support long-term lending BTN/INR
Bhutan 02C 02C - Loan guarantees BTN/INR
Bhutan 07 07 - Central bank financing government BTN/INR
Bhutan 07A 07A - Direct lending and reserve drawdown BTN/INR
Bhutan 07B 07B - Secondary purchase: government securities BTN/INR
Cook Islands 02 02 - Credit creation NZD
Cook Islands 02A 02A - Financial sector lending/funding NZD
Cook Islands 02B 02B - Support policies for long-term lending NZD
Cook Islands 02B1 02B1 - Interest rate adjustments NZD
Cook Islands 02B2 02B2 - Other policies to support long-term lending NZD
Cook Islands 02C 02C - Loan guarantees NZD
Cook Islands 07 07 - Central bank financing government NZD
Cook Islands 07A 07A - Direct lending and reserve drawdown NZD
Cook Islands 07B 07B - Secondary purchase: government securities NZD
Federated States of Micronesia 02 02 - Credit creation USD
Federated States of Micronesia 02A 02A - Financial sector lending/funding USD
Federated States of Micronesia 02B 02B - Support policies for long-term lending USD
Federated States of Micronesia 02B1 02B1 - Interest rate adjustments USD
Federated States of Micronesia 02B2 02B2 - Other policies to support long-term lending USD
Federated States of Micronesia 02C 02C - Loan guarantees USD
Federated States of Micronesia 07 07 - Central bank financing government USD
Federated States of Micronesia 07A 07A - Direct lending and reserve drawdown USD
Federated States of Micronesia 07B 07B - Secondary purchase: government securities USD
Fiji 02 02 - Credit creation FJD 60,000,000 27,228,172
Fiji 02A 02A - Financial sector lending/funding FJD 60,000,000 27,228,172 IMF. https://www.imf.org/en/Topics/imf-and-covid19/Policy-Responses-to-COVID-19 (accessed 7 May 2020).

The Reserve Bank of Fiji raised its Natural Disaster and Rehabilitation Facility to FJD60 million to include businesses affected by epidemics or pandemics, renaming it the Disaster Rehabilitation and Containment Facility.

Fiji 02B 02B - Support policies for long-term lending FJD
Fiji 02B1 02B1 - Interest rate adjustments FJD International Monetary Fund (IMF). https://www.imf.org/en/Topics/imf-and-covid19/Policy-Responses-to-COVID-19 (accessed 12 April 2020).

No amount/estimate: The Reserve Bank of Fiji reduced the overnight policy rate to 0.25% from 0.5% on 18 March 2020 to counter the economic impact of COVID-19.

Fiji 02B2 02B2 - Other policies to support long-term lending FJD
Fiji 02C 02C - Loan guarantees FJD IMF. https://www.imf.org/en/Topics/imf-and-covid19/Policy-Responses-to-COVID-19 (accessed 7 May 2020).

No amount/estimate: The Reserve Bank of Fiji expanded the SME Credit Guarantee Scheme to assist small entities.