The Riksbank to offer USD loans on 20 October

The Riksbank is to offer additional USD loans. Loans totalling USD 5 billion will be provided in an auction held on 20 October 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 due 23 October, which means that the loans will fall due on 15 January 2010. As in previous USD auctions, a minimum interest rate will be set that is related to the expected policy rate in the USA. For the complete terms see www.riksbank.se

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