BoB unlocks P2.3bn to boost banks’ liquidity


The Bank of Botswana (BoB) has moved to ease the prevailing tight liquidity conditions in the banking industry by releasing P2.3 billion into the market.

In a move aimed at augmenting funds available for lending for commercial banks, BoB governor Linah Mohohlo yesterday halved the Primary Reserve Ratio (PRR) for commercial banks from 10 to 5 percent, effective April, 2015 .

Primary reserves are the commercial banks’ deposits held in a special non-interest earning account at the Central Bank.

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