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ROBOR rapid growth: The three-month index reaches 1.58pc. Interest rates up by nearly 50pc since Monday

3-month ROBOR Index, one more hike to 3.16pc, record of the past 4 years

The 3-month ROBOR Index, according to which the cost of variable-yield loans in RON is calculated, has increased to 3.16% on Thursday, up from 3.15% on Wednesday, according to the figures released by the National Bank of Romania (BNR).

A similar value was registered on May 7, 2014, of 3.16%.

Early this year the index was 2.05%, in the similar period last year it was 0.86%.

The 6-month ROBOR Index, used to calculate interest rates on mortgage loans, has stagnated at 3.23%. In early January the 6-month ROBOR Index was 2.05%.

The 9-month ROBOR Index, representing the interest rate paid for the loans in RON attracted by the commercial banks from other commercial banks for a nine months period, has also stagnated at 3.25%.

The 12-month ROBOR Index has remained at 3.31%.

ROBOR (Romanian Interbank Offer Rate) is the average interest rate for loans in national currency granted on the interbank market, and the increase of this indicator will lead to an increase of instalments for loans in national currency.

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