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  • Sergiu Cioclea, Governor of the National Bank of Moldova

    1st Monday of the month: 14.00-17.00;
    Appointment: +373 22 822 606;

  • Ion Sturzu, Deputy Governor of the National Bank of Moldova

    4th Monday of the month: 14.00-17.00;
    Appointment: +373 22 822 607.

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Annual inflation

The annual rate of inflationAnnual inflation rate represents the increase of consumer prices during a month this year compared with the same month last year. It is calculated as a ratio (expressed in percentage terms) between the price index during a month this year and price index during the same month last year, calculated on the same basis, minus 100. Statistical surveys on consumer prices are carried out by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS). NBM sets its inflation target at the level of 5.0 percent annually, calculated based on the consumer price index (inflation rate for the last twelve months – each month of this year compared with the same month of last year), with a possible deviation of ±1.5 percentage points. (Source: Medium-term monetary policy strategy of the NBM. in October 2017 was 7.9 percent.

According to the latest round of forecast, the average annual inflation rate will reach a level of 6.5 percent in 2017 and 4.0 percent in 2018.

Official exchange rates

  • USD 17.6425
  • EUR 20.7556
  • UAH 0.6663
  • RON 4.4747
  • RUB 0.2942
1 USD = 17.6425 MDL
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There are no any obligations for the National Bank of Moldova to execute banking transactions in the foreign currency using these rates. The official foreign currency rates are fixed and used for accounting purposes only. Read more...

NBM Interest rates

25.10.2017 - Today
  • Base rate7.00%
  • Overnight deposits4.00%
  • Overnight credits10.00%

The base rate is approved as the reference rate for the main short-term monetary policy operations. The deposit and lending facility is part of a symmetrical corridor of ± 3 p.p. to the base rate.

The NBM will further monitor and anticipate the domestic and external economic developments, so that by the inflation targeting strategy to ensure price stability in the medium term.

The annual inflation rate, starting with the fourth quarter of 2017, will decline rapidly and will return, beginning with the first quarter of 2018, within the interval for two consecutive quarters.

The non-cash foreign exchange market of the Republic of Moldova is determined by the turnover of purchase/sale transactions of the foreign currency that have taken place on different segments of the market, except those performed by the National Bank of Moldova.

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Licenced banks of the RM

Licensed banks operate in the market freely and independently from the NBM, the Government and other government authorities. The NBM licenses, supervises and regulates their activity.

The activity of the National Bank of Moldova on the foreign exchange market (foreign exchange interventions) is performed in strict compliance with the monetary and foreign exchange policy objectives.

The National Bank of Moldova (NBM), the National Commission for Financial Markets (NCFM), the Ministry of Education, Culture and Research, and the Centre for Excellence in Economics and Finance signed a Memorandum of Understanding for training specialists in the financial and banking field.

Representatives of the investigation consultancy Kroll and the law firm Steptoe & Johnson visited Chisinau on 7 November 2017 to meet with representatives from a number of state institutions, in order to agree the structure and terms of the strategy for recovery of assets which were misappropriated following the bank fraud.

Total assets - 66,808,154 thousand Lei;
Total Liabilities - 61,776,656 thousand Lei;
Total capital and reserves, total loss and revaluation differences: 5,031,498 thousand Lei.

(Net loss):  (3,949,849) thousand, MDL;
Total comprehensive result for the period: (3,954,043) thousand, MDL;
(Total loss):  (151,916) thousand, MDL.

The Head of the EU Delegation to the Republic of Moldova, Peter Michalko, discussed with the Governor of the NBM Sergiu Cioclea and with the Deputy Governor Cristina Harea about the progress of reforms in the banking sector and about the actions to be taken in the framework of the EU- Republic of Moldova Association Agreement.

In the third quarter of 2017, the total amount of money transfers from abroad made in favour of individuals of the Republic of Moldova amounted to USD 320.52 million. 

Electronic money institution licensed by National Bank.

Prices of precious metals

  • XAG 9.6654
  • XAU 724.7364
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The prices for gold and silver are prices expressed in Moldovan Leu for a gram of fine gold and for a gram of fine silver. More...

During the first 9 months of 2017, the assets of the banking sector continued to register growth, the banks maintaining capital, liquidity and profitability at a high level.

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