MNB allocates HUF 50 bln of MIRS at tender

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The National Bank of Hungary (MNB) allocated HUF 50 billion of its monetary policy interest rate swaps (MIRS) designed to flatten the yield curve at a tender on Thursday, state news wire MTI reported.

The MNB allocated HUF 10 bln of five-year and HUF 40 bln of ten-year MIRS, in line with the announced offered amounts. Lendersʼ bids came to HUF 39.1 bln for the five-year and HUF 104.7 bln for the ten-year swaps.  

The fixed rates for the swaps were 0.46% for the five-year and 1.24% for the ten-year MIRS. The rate for the five-year swap was the same as it has been at tenders since February, but the MNB raised the rate for the ten-year swap from 1.17%.

MNB policy makers decided to launch the MIRS facility in November 2017, setting a HUF 600 bln allocation for the first half of 2018.  

The central bank is holding the tenders for the swaps every other Thursday.

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