The Riksbank to offer USD loans on 15 September

The Riksbank is to offer additional USD loans. Loans totalling USD 5 billion will be provided in an auction held on 15 September 2009 for the Riksbank's primary monetary policy counterparties. The loan, which will be provided against collat-eral, has a time to maturity of 84 days and the payment date is 18 September, which means that the loans will fall due on 11 December 2009. As in previous USD auctions, a minimum interest rate will be set that is related to the expected policy rate in the USA. Additionally, two auctions in three month USD will be held during autumn 2009. The first auction will be held on 20 October, with payment date 23 October. The second auction will be held on 8 December, with payment date 11 December. For the complete terms see www.riksbank.se

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