Economy Measure Code Measure Currency Code Amount (Local) Amount (USD) Source Details
Afghanistan 02B 02B - Support policies for long-term lending AFN IMF. https://www.imf.org/en/Topics/imf-and-covid19/Policy-Responses-to-COVID-19#U (accessed 6 May 2020).

No estimate/amount: (i) The authorities increased the frequency of Financial Stability Committee meetings, enhanced the monitoring of early signs of liquidity stress, and reviewed banks’ business continuity plans; (ii) DAB has suspended administrative penalties and fees, postponed the IFRS-9 implementation to June 2021, and froze loan classifications at the pre-pandemic cutoff of end-February.

Afghanistan 07 07 - Central bank financing government AFN
Afghanistan 07A 07A - Direct lending and reserve drawdown AFN
Afghanistan 07B 07B - Secondary purchase: government securities AFN
Arab Republic of Egypt 02B 02B - Support policies for long-term lending EGP IMF. https://www.imf.org/en/Topics/imf-and-covid19/Policy-Responses-to-COVID-19 (accessed 24 June 2020).

No amount/estimate: (i) March 20, The central bank has reduced the policy rate by 300 bps to 9.25%; (ii) March 24, preferential interest rate on loans to tourism has been reduced from 10% to 5%, for SMEs. As of June 24, this measure has already been reversed [update]; (iii) March 24, preferential interest rate on loans to industry and housing for low-income and middle-class families has been reduced from 10% to 8%. As of June 24, the new rate now applies to tourism, industry, agriculture and construction sectors as well. [update] (iv) regulations issued last year requiring banks to obtain detailed information of borrowers have been relaxed; (v) suspension of credit score blacklists for irregular clients and waiver of court cases for defaulted customers have been announced.

Arab Republic of Egypt 07 07 - Central bank financing government EGP
Arab Republic of Egypt 07A 07A - Direct lending and reserve drawdown EGP
Arab Republic of Egypt 07B 07B - Secondary purchase: government securities EGP
Argentina 02B 02B - Support policies for long-term lending ARS BCRA. https://www.bcra.gob.ar/Noticias/Coronavirus-BCRA-creditos-mipymes.asp (Accesed 27 April 2020). Yale. https://som.yale.edu/faculty-research-centers/centers-initiatives/program-on-financial-stability/covid-19-crisis (accessed 15 May 2020).

No amount/estimate: (i) Provided new incentives for financial entitites to increase their loans to micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MiPyMEs) for the payment of salaries, as long as those entities are payment agents of the company that requests it; (ii) the Central Bank also temporarily added 60 days to each category of debtor in arrears; (iii) Developed the Conformed Invoice as a credit instrument to discount in financial entities or the capital market.

Argentina 07 07 - Central bank financing government ARS
Argentina 07A 07A - Direct lending and reserve drawdown ARS
Argentina 07B 07B - Secondary purchase: government securities ARS
Armenia 02B 02B - Support policies for long-term lending AMD IMF. https://www.imf.org/en/Topics/imf-and-covid19/Policy-Responses-to-COVID-19 (accessed 05 May 2020).

No amount/estimate: The Central Bank of Armenia (CBA) reduced the policy rate by another 25 bps to 5% on April 28 [update]. The interbank market has been active, and the central bank has easily met liquidity needs so far.

Armenia 07 07 - Central bank financing government AMD
Armenia 07A 07A - Direct lending and reserve drawdown AMD
Armenia 07B 07B - Secondary purchase: government securities AMD
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).

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 and June 2, the RBA announced that it will maintain the current rates; (ii) April, The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) has (a) 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, and (b) March 30, announced that it is deferring its scheduled implementation of the Basel III reforms in Australia by one year to January 2023.

Australia 07 07 - Central bank financing government AUD 50,000,000,000 31,089,999,979
Australia 07A 07A - Direct lending and reserve drawdown AUD
Australia 07B 07B - Secondary purchase: government securities AUD 50,000,000,000 31,089,999,979 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).

April, The RBA has announced yield targeting on 3-year government bonds at 0.25% through purchases of government bonds in the secondary market. On May 5, RBA has purchased AUD50 billion of Australia Government securities (AGS) and semis in the secondary market. May 5 and June 2, the RBA announced that it will maintain the current policy setting.

Austria 02B 02B - Support policies for long-term lending 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
Azerbaijan 02B 02B - Support policies for long-term lending AZN IMF. https://www.imf.org/en/Topics/imf-and-covid19/Policy-Responses-to-COVID-19 (accessed 24 June 2020); Central Bank of Azerbaijan (CBA). https://www.cbar.az/press-release-2527/on-extension-of-blanket-guarantee?language=en (accessed on 23 June 2020); CBA. https://www.e-cbar.az/News/Info/2674878?culture=en (accessed on 23 June 2020); CBA. https://www.cbar.az/press-release-2644/on-parameters-of-interest-rate-corridor (accessed 23 June 2020).

No amount/estimate: March 19: (i) The CBA left the refinancing rate unchanged at 7.25%, but raised the floor of the interest rate corridor (within a de facto floor system) by 125 basis points (bps) to 6.75%. May 1, the CBA lowered the ceiling of the interest rate corridor by 100 bps to 8%; (ii) The authorities have announced their intention to extend the blanket deposit guarantee until December 4, 2020 (the interest rate cap for national currency denominated deposits 10% and for foreign currency denominated deposits 2.5%) irrespective of deposits’ amount, currency and banks’ financial standing; (iii) A relation of capital requirements (systemwide and the countercyclical capital buffer) and risk weights on mortgage loans; (iv) April 23, Suspension of inspections of credit institutions; (v) June 19, CBA decided to reduce the discount rate from 7.25% to 7%. The lower limit of the interest rate corridor was set at 6.5%, and the upper limit of the interest rate corridor was set at 7.5% [update].

Azerbaijan 07 07 - Central bank financing government AZN
Azerbaijan 07A 07A - Direct lending and reserve drawdown AZN
Azerbaijan 07B 07B - Secondary purchase: government securities AZN
Bangladesh 02B 02B - Support policies for 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).

No amount/estimate: (i) The repo rate has been lowered from 6 percent to 5.75% (effective March 24th) and will be further reduced to 5.25% effective April 12th; and (ii) 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 September 30 in favor of individual (local and foreign) investors; (v) June 15, 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. [update]

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
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 07 07 - Central bank financing government EUR
Belgium 07A 07A - Direct lending and reserve drawdown EUR
Belgium 07B 07B - Secondary purchase: government securities EUR
Bhutan 02B 02B - Support policies for long-term lending 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
Brazil 02B 02B - Support policies for long-term lending BRL 1,451,000,000,000 297,140,112,519 IMF. https://www.imf.org/en/Topics/imf-and-covid19/Policy-Responses-to-COVID-19?fbclid=IwAR3QQSk6OmfE7YbISvq0_ut_FpTD_Bc00gRB-YJ_YA_VB-VlWiYD9PBO0Ro#B (accessed 29 April 2020); BCB. https://www.bcb.gov.br/en/pressdetail/2329/nota, https://www.bcb.gov.br/en/pressdetail/2321/nota (accessed May 29). BCB https://www.bcb.gov.br/detalhenoticia/17088/nota (accessed June 8), https://www.bcb.gov.br/detalhenoticia/17085/nota (accessed June 8).

(i) The central bank lowered the policy rate (SELIC) by 50bps a historical low of 3.75%; (ii) March 26, the New Term Deposit with Special Guarantees (NDPGE) was introduced as a new financing tool for financial institutions associated with the Credit Guarantee Fund (FCG). This is expected to raise credit supply by BRL 200 billion; (iii) March 26, the BCB offered loans backed by debentures to financial insitutions through the Temporary Liquidity Line; this is expected to increase credit by BRL 91 billion; (iv) March 26, the BCB allowed the temporary exemption of tax effects arising from overhedge of equity investments held abroad being deducted from equity -- This provides sufficient capital relief from currency depreciation that BCB estimates an increase of BRL 520 billion in credit creation; (v) BCB reduced the factor applied to calculate the Capital Conservation buffer from 2.5% to 1.25% through March 2021 with gradual reversal until March 2022; BCB estimates this provides capital relief of about BRL 56 billion and increases credit supply by BRL 640 billion; No amount/estimate: (vi) April 24, the Banco Central de Brasil (BCB) raised the limit on collateralized lending for cooperative banks; (vii) On May 6, The central bank decided to lowered the Selic rate to 3% p.a; (viii) May 29, BCB announced an extension of dividend restrictoins until December 2020 and temporary easing of rules on real estate financing; (ix) June 2, BCB announced it would maintain the countercyclical capital buffer addition at 0% for at least 1 year; (x) No amount/estimate: June 17, BCB announced a 0.75% cut in the Selic rate to 2.25%. [update]

Brazil 07 07 - Central bank financing government BRL SPGlobal. https://www.spglobal.com/marketintelligence/en/news-insights/latest-news-headlines/brazil-s-quantitative-easing-program-gets-approval-58531681 (accessed 30 May 2020).

May 7, Brazil's Congress approved a constitutional amendment to enable BCB to implement quantitative easing program.