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  • Sergiu Cioclea, Governor of the National Bank of Moldova

    1st Monday of the month: 14.00-17.00;
    Appointment: +373 22 822 606;

  • Ion Sturzu, Deputy Governor of the National Bank of Moldova

    4th Monday of the month: 14.00-17.00;
    Appointment: +373 22 822 607.

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Annual inflation

The annual rate of inflationAnnual inflation rate represents the increase of consumer prices during a month this year compared with the same month last year. It is calculated as a ratio (expressed in percentage terms) between the price index during a month this year and price index during the same month last year, calculated on the same basis, minus 100. Statistical surveys on consumer prices are carried out by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS). NBM sets its inflation target at the level of 5.0 percent annually, calculated based on the consumer price index (inflation rate for the last twelve months – each month of this year compared with the same month of last year), with a possible deviation of ±1.5 percentage points. (Source: Medium-term monetary policy strategy of the NBM. in November 2017 was 7.3 percent.

According to the latest round of forecast, the average annual inflation rate will reach a level of 6.5 percent in 2017 and 4.0 percent in 2018.

Official exchange rates

  • USD 17.2471
  • EUR 20.2464
  • UAH 0.6328
  • RON 4.3704
  • RUB 0.2919
1 USD = 17.2471 MDL
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There are no any obligations for the National Bank of Moldova to execute banking transactions in the foreign currency using these rates. The official foreign currency rates are fixed and used for accounting purposes only. Read more...

NBM Interest rates

05.12.2017 - Today
  • Base rate6.50%
  • Overnight deposits3.50%
  • Overnight credits9.50%

The base rate is approved as the reference rate for the main short-term monetary policy operations. The deposit and lending facility is part of a symmetrical corridor of ± 3 p.p. to the base rate.

The decision was taken based on the recent macroeconomic analyses and the short and medium-term inflation forecast adjustment against the background of the latent transmission of monetary policy impulses to inflation.

The National Bank of Moldova (NBM) informs that it has not yet received the second investigation report of the companies Kroll and Steptoe & Johnson, but has finalized the discussions held with the International Consortium on the possibility of publishing certain information, which the document will contain.

Starting with 11 December 11 2017, the National Bank of Moldova puts in circulation on the territory of the Republic of Moldova the modernised banknote with face value of MDL 5. This banknote will be accepted as payment mean without restrictions.

Calendar of data dissemination

14.12.2017

Licenced banks of the RM

Licensed banks operate in the market freely and independently from the NBM, the Government and other government authorities. The NBM licenses, supervises and regulates their activity.

The size and design elements of the newly upgraded banknote with the denomination of MDL 5, specimen of 2015, are identical with those of the banknote with the denomination of MDL 5, specimen of 2015.

In October 2017, the total amount of net money transfers from abroad made in favour of individuals via licensed banks of the Republic of Moldova amounted to US$ 116.13 million (increasing by 19.0% as against October 2016).

A package of documents on the providing of the European Union’s macro-financial assistance to the Republic Moldova was signed on 23 November 2017 in Brussels.

In October 2017, weighted average interest rate on new loans extended in domestic currency recorded 10.00 percent, having decreased by 3.04 percentage points compared to the same period of the previous year.

In October 2017, the monetary base decreased by MDL 955.2 million (2.5 percent) compared to the previous month, and totaled MDL 37,103.0 million.

Recently, at the invitation of the German Economic Team in Moldova (GET Moldova) and the German Council for International Relations (DGAP), the Minister of Finance, Octavian Armașu, and the Governor of the NBM, Sergiu Cioclea, made a working visit to Berlin to participate in a seminar dedicated to the economic and banking reforms in the Republic of Moldova.

The non-cash foreign exchange market of the Republic of Moldova is determined by the turnover of purchase/sale transactions of the foreign currency that have taken place on different segments of the market, except those performed by the National Bank of Moldova.

The activity of the National Bank of Moldova on the foreign exchange market (foreign exchange interventions) is performed in strict compliance with the monetary and foreign exchange policy objectives.

Prices of precious metals

  • XAG 8.7085
  • XAU 688.4761
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The prices for gold and silver are prices expressed in Moldovan Leu for a gram of fine gold and for a gram of fine silver. More...

The National Bank of Moldova (NBM), the National Commission for Financial Markets (NCFM), the Ministry of Education, Culture and Research, and the Centre for Excellence in Economics and Finance signed a Memorandum of Understanding for training specialists in the financial and banking field.

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