Interbank Market News Scan: Eastern Caribbean

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Banks. When the European Union launched the euro two decades ago, economists wondered if this novel currency might pull off a feat none other had managed in the post-war period: to challenge the mighty American dollar. https://www.economist.com/finance-and-economics/2021/06/21/the-international-role-of-the-euro

Banks.  Online-only assets like Bitcoin and Ethereum have become a lucrative opportunity for millions of savvy amateur investors, but now Russia’s central bank is warning people to steer clear of what could end up being a very risky buy. https://www.rt.com/russia/527147-crypto-central-bank-warning/

Banks. London Offered Interbank Rates (LIBOR). https://www.brecorder.com/news/40101846/libor-interbank-offered-rates

Banks. Wall Street regulators delivered a uniform message to President Joe Biden Monday: the huge capital buffers that banks built up over the pandemic are protecting the financial system from looming threats. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-06-21/banks-robust-capital-mitigates-risks-regulators-tell-biden?srnd=premium&sref=oriheOus

Banks. Banks looking to expand into the wild world of crypto are getting a pointed reminder from regulators of the risks involved. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-06-21/banks-chart-cautious-crypto-policy-with-regulators-taking-aim?sref=oriheOus

Eastern Caribbean Securities Exchange

Bank share prices as of 21 June 2021

The Bank of Nevis Ltd.$3.75
Bank of St. Vincent and the Grenadines$6.70
East Caribbean Financial Holding Company Ltd$4.00
Grenada Co-operative Bank Ltd.$8.88
Republic Bank (Grenada) Ltd.$45.00
St. Kitts Nevis Anguilla National Bank Ltd.$2.80
Source: Eastern Caribbean Securities Exchange

Eastern Caribbean Central Bank-interest rates

ECCB Fixed Deposit Rate-1 month0%
ECCB Fixed Deposit Rate-2 months0%
ECCB Fixed Deposit Rate-3 months0%
ECCU (1) Minimum Savings Deposit Rate2%
ECCB Discount Rate2%
Source: Eastern Caribbean Central Bank
  • (1) Eastern Caribbean Currency Union

Foreign exchange rates of interest

Currency PairsRates as of 1:15 am AST 22 June 2021
XCD/EUR0.3114
XCD/GBP0.2670
XCD/USD0.3704
XCD/CAD0.4597
XCD/NGN151.9260
XCD/CNY2.3940
XCD/PLN1.4125
XCD/PEN1.4578
Source: OANDA

22 June 2021

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