Call rates edge higher on Reporting Friday

Interbank call rates, the rates at which banks borrow short-term funds from each other, were trading higher at 6.46% from its previous close of 6.42% on Thursday, as demand remained on the higher side on the last trading session of the two week reporting cycle.

The banks via Liquidity Adjustment Facility (LAF)-Fixed Rate Repo Operations borrowed Rs 7128 crore via three days repo window on October 12, 2018, while they borrowed Rs 3909 crore via repo window and parked Rs 15559 crore via reverse repo window on October 11, 2018.

The overnight borrowing rates touched a high and low of 6.60% and 5.00% respectively.

According to the Clearing Corporation of India (CCIL), the weighted average rate (WAR) in the call money market was at 6.42% on Friday and total volume stood at Rs 134462.50 crore, so far.

As per CCIL data, WAR in the CBLO (Collateralized Borrowing and Lending Obligation) market was 4.87% on Friday total volume stood at Rs 84038.05 crore, so far.

The indicative call rates which closed at 6.42% on Thursday, were contributions made from Andhra Bank, AXIS Bank, Bank of America, Bank of Baroda, Bank of India, Canara Bank, J P Morgan Chase, Citibank N.A., Corporation Bank, Credit Agricole Bank, Indusind Bank, ICICI Bank, ICICI Securities, IDBI Bank, Jammu and Kashmir Bank, Punjab National Bank, RBS, Societe Generale, Standard Chartered, so far.