Nepal Rastra Bank is managing excess liquidity through ongoing withdrawals from the banking system

Amidst a surge in liquidity, the central bank is actively withdrawing deposits from banks and financial institutions, having withdrawn a substantial 105 arba rupees in the month of Poush alone. Despite these efforts, the average interest rate for deposits has moderately increased from 2.4784% to 2.8594% between Poush 1 and Poush 11.

While managing liquidity, the interbank interest rate remains below the central bank’s deposit collection rate of 3%, indicating ample liquidity in the market. If lending activities don’t align with available liquidity, a further decrease in interest rates is possible.

Recognizing the evolving situation, the central bank may reconsider policies and introduce more flexible provisions. Recent adjustments in the first quarter monetary policy review demonstrate an adaptive approach. Continued liquidity growth may prompt additional measures to maintain a balanced and stable financial environment.


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