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Euribor rises to hit new 13-year highs in three and six months

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Euribor is set on the basis of the average rate at which a group of 57 Eurozone banks are willing to lend money to each other in the interbank market.

Euribor is set on the basis of the average rate at which a group of 57 Eurozone banks are willing to lend money to each other in the interbank market.

Euribor rates rose this Wednesday to three, six and 12 months from Tuesday, the two shortest times to new highs since February and January 2009.

Six-month Euribor rate, most commonly used in Portugal in mortgages and which entered positive territory on June 6 rose this Wednesday to 2.360% plus 0.022 points, the highest since January 2009.

The six-month average Euribor rose from 1.596% in September to 1.997% in October.

The six-month Euribor has been negative for six years and seven months (from November 6, 2015 to June 3, 2022).

The three-month Euribor, which entered positive territory for the first time since April 2015 on July 14, also rose that day, when fixing at the level of 1.898% plus 0.035 pointsnew high since February 2009.

The three-month Euribor was negative between 21 April 2015 and 13 July last year (seven years and two months).

The three-month average Euribor rose from 1.011% in September to 1.428% in October.

In the same sense, over a 12-month period, Euribor rose that day, as it was set at 2.854%, up 0.007 points from Tuesday, versus 2.874% on 9 November. new high since January 2009🇧🇷

After rising to 0.005% on April 12, positive for the first time since February 5, 2016, the 12-month Euribor has been in positive territory since April 21.

The average Euribor rate for 12 months increased from 2.233% in September to 2.629% in October.

Euribor began to rise more significantly from February 4, after the European Central Bank (ECB) acknowledged that it could rise. key interest rates this year due to rising inflation in the Eurozone, and this trend has intensified with the start of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on February 24th. On October 27, to curb inflation, the ECB raised three key interest rates by 75 basis points, the third consecutive increase this year, after raising three interest rates by 50 basis points on July 21. growth after 11 years, and on September 8 by 75 basis points.

Changes in Euribor interest rates are closely linked to increases or decreases in ECB key interest rates.

Three-, six- and 12-month Euribor rates hit record lows respectively: -0.605% on December 14, 2021, -0.554% and -0.518% on December 20, 2021.

Euribor rates are set at the average rate at which a group of 57 eurozone banks are willing to lend money to each other in the interbank market.

Source: Observador

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