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SDDS (Special Data Dissemination Standard)


Date: 2008/5/3

Interest rates

The Republic of China
Interest rates

Contact person Financial Statistics Section
Economic Research Department, Central Bank of the Republic of China (Taiwan)
Phone: 886-2-23571741
Fax: 886-2-23571760
Internet e-mail: efsd@mail.cbc.gov.tw

Dissemination formats Hardcopy
( x ) News release
( ) Weekly ( x ) monthly ( ) quarterly bulletin
( ) Other
Electronic
( x ) On-line country bulletin board or database
( ) Diskette ( ) CD ROM ( ) Other

 


The Data: Coverage, Periodicity, and Timeliness
Coverage characteristics Data are disseminated on the following rates(as the percentage per annum) :
(1)The central bank's discount rate(the policy variable rate).
(2)Deposit rate: average of 1-year deposit rates for five leading domestic banks.
(3)Loan rate: average of base lending rates for five leading domestic banks.
(4)Short-term money market rate: weighted average of overnight interbank interest rates.
(5)Long-term government bond yield: weighted average yield on 10-year government bonds, which have the highest transaction volume in the secondary market.
Periodicity On the day the change is made for the central bank's discount rate. Daily data (released by weighted average or at the end of month) for all other rates and yields.
Timeliness The same day for data on change in the central bank's discount rate. The next business day, for all other rates and yields.
Access by the Public
Advance dissemination of release calendar An advance release calendar is disseminated on the CBC's Internet website. A one-week ahead notice of the confirmed/revised calendar is available in a press release issued in the morning of the first day of the release week. When the central bank rate is changed, the data are simultaneously disseminated in a press release to the public.
Simultaneous release to all interested parties Data are released at the CBC's press conference and are simultaneously available on the CBC's Internet website.
Integrity
Dissemination of terms and conditions under which official statistics are produced, including ...
confidentiality of individual responses
Article 21 of Central Bank of the Republic of China (Taiwan) Act provides that the CBC shall determine the discount rate and other accommodation rates, and make them public. Article 39 provides that the CBC shall collect and compile financial data for the purpose of monetary policies and economic research.
Identification of internal government access to data before release There is no internal government access to the data before release to the public.
Identification of ministerial commentary on the occasion of statistical releases No commentary is attached to the release of the data.
Provision of information about revision and advance notice of major changes in methodology The data included in the CBC's Internet website and the "Financial Statistics Monthly" are final. Revisions are indicated in the data with "R". There is no advance notice of major changes in methodology.
Quality
Dissemination of documentation on methodology and sources used in preparing statistics Explanatory notes are provided on the CBC's Internet website, and also in the January and July issues of the "Financial Statistics Monthly." (See also summary methodology)
Dissemination of ... that support statistical cross-checks and provide assurance of reasonableness The "Financial Statistics Monthly" provides time series data for various interest rates by type, maturity and instrument respectively.
Notes: Summary page on observance

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