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Major Trends of Financial Market 

(May 2009) 


In May the situation in the financial market was formed under the influence of high liquidity rate in commercial banks, that affected the demand decrease for KGS borrowed resources in inter-bank market of credit resources and the demand increase for state securities as well as decrease in interest rates in those segments of the market. The volume of transactions in the national currency in the inter-bank market of credit resources increased by 62.6 percent within the month and constituted 546.3 million soms. The decrease was due to the reduction of repo-transactions by 56.8 percent up to 426.3 million soms as well as the credit transactions by 74.7 percent up to 120.0 million soms. The weighted average interest rate on repo-transactions decreased by 4.7 percentage points and constituted 9.1 percent; the rate on credits in the national currency decreased by 2.6 percentage points and constituted 7.9 percent.  


On the primary STB market in May, the Ministry of Finance decreased the volume of STB supply. At the same time the demand for state treasury bills increased and within the month it exceeded the supply rate that affected the STB overall profitability rate by 1.1 percentage points to 17.7 percent. The average weekly demand increased by 14.1 percent and constituted 205.5 million soms whereas the weekly average volume of sales decreased by 18.9 percent to 73.0 million soms.  


On the primary market of the NBKR notes, the National Bank of the Kyrgyz Republic increased the volume of its notes emission, at that the demand for noted on the part of investors was at rather high level and profitability rate decreased. Thus, the weekly average volume of the filed applications of the NBKR notes acquisition increased by 1.4 percent in comparison with the previous month and constituted 598.3 million soms, whereas the weekly average sales volume increased by 33.4 percent and constituted 453.9 million soms. The weighted average profitability rate on all types of the NBKR notes decreased by 1.3 percentage points and constituted 9.6 percent.  


In May, in the exchange market there was alternate dynamics of USD exchange rate, at that its volatility considerably decreased in comparison with the previous month. In conditions of the present market environment, the National Bank of the Kyrgyz Republic in the reporting month did not participate in inter-bank foreign exchange auctions. In general the USD exchange rate in the exchange market of the republic has changed inconsiderably: the weighted average USD exchange rate in the interbank foreign exchange market increased by 0.2 percent and constituted 43.2387 KGS/USD whereas the USD discount rate increased by 0.04 percent and constituted 43.1628 KGS/USD by the end of May.  

The KGS weakened against other major currencies: within the month the weighted average EUR selling rate in exchange offices increased by 5.2 percent and constituted 60.0797 KGS/EUR by the end of May, Russian Ruble by 7.8 percent up to 1.3894 KGS/RUB and KZT by 0.6 percent up to 0.2866 KGS/KZT.  


The National Bank of the Kyrgyz Republic in May did not perform tenders on STB sale on REPO-terms. Commercial banks did not allocate funds on the NBKR fixed-term deposit accounts.