At a meeting held on 6 March the Governing Council of the ECB decided that the interest rate on the main refinancing operations and the interest rates on the marginal lending facility and the deposit facility will remain unchanged at 0.25%, 0.75% and 0.00% respectively.
The Central Bank of Malta publishes the fourth issue of its Quarterly Review for 2013, which analyses economic and financial developments in Malta and abroad during the third quarter of 2013 and comments on additional developments in subsequent months.
On 12 February 2014 the Central Bank of Malta issued a numismatic coin in gold and in silver commemorating the Maltese composer, Charles Camilleri (1931-2009), as part of the Europa Programme 2014 “European Composers”.
The European Central Bank (ECB) has today announced the progress made in its on-going comprehensive assessment. It also confirmed that it will apply the parameters for the stress test released by the European Banking Authority (EBA) on 31 January.
On 17 January 2014, the Central Bank of Malta hosted a symposium at its premises in Valletta to introduce its coin issuance programme for 2014 and raise public awareness of the historical and cultural significance of the coins that will be minted in the course of the current year.
The Central Bank of Malta will be conducting a second survey on the finance and consumption patterns of households (Household Finance and Consumption Survey – HFCS) between January and May 2014 as part of a Eurosystem project aimed at collecting detailed and harmonised statistical information from households throughout the euro area.