Press release of the BCT executive board meeting held on 27 july 2016

During its periodic meeting held on 27 July 2016, the Board examined the overall points planned in its agenda and which focused on recent developments of the international economic situation and analysis of the main economic, monetary and financial indicators as well as the main economic trends at the national level ; further to follow up of trends in indicators of banking sector activity, liquidity and transactions on the money market  and the foreign exchange market.

The Board discussed in particular  a draft circular amending  BCT circular to banks n° 91-24 relative to risk coverage and monitoring of commitments to introduce new equity requirements  with respect to operational risk coverage and containing exposure limit for related parties.

The Board examined also proposal of the monetary policy committee met on 22 July 2016 concerning the creation of a new benchmark interbank interest rates in Tunisia (TUNIBOR) and adopted this indicator, the dissemination of which will be effective as from 1st September 2016.

After deliberations, the Board decided to keep unchanged the key interest rate of the Central Bank of Tunisia.



(For further data on the economic and financial situation, please refer to the Central Bank of Tunisia web site: