Open market operations - D3

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Released
23 October 2020 03:00 p.m.
Next release
27 October 2020 03:00 p.m.
Source
Reserve Bank of New Zealand
Periodicity
Daily
Data files

Term Auction Facility


OMO held Transaction type Amount offered
23 Oct 2020 Reverse Repo No Auction held

Settlement date Eligible Securities Maturity date Volume bid (m) Amount allocated (m) Min rate (% p.a.) Range of successful bids (% p.a.) Weighted average successful rate (% p.a.) Unsuccessful range (% p.a.)
- NZGS, Kauris, RB Bills - - - - - - -
- Bank, LA, SOE, RMBS - - - - - - -

Large Scale Asset Purchase Programme


Auction date 23 Oct 2020 23 Oct 2020 23 Oct 2020
Settlement date 28 Oct 2020 28 Oct 2020 28 Oct 2020
 
NZGBs eligible for purchase Apr 2027 Apr 2037 Sep 2035
Amount offered 160 40 20
Results:
Total Offers Submitted ($m) 352 159 50
Total No. of Offers Submitted 21 18 5
Total Successful Offers ($m) 160 40 20
Total No. of Offers Submitted 5 3 2
Successful range (% p.a.) 0.227 - 0.236 1.021 - 1.023 -0.715 - -0.679
Weighted average successful yield (% p.a.) 0.228 1.022 -0.692
Unsuccessful range (% p.a.) 0.185 - 0.227 0.968 - 1.018 -0.760 - -0.715

RB Bills


OMO date 22 Oct 2020
Settlement date -
Total amount -
RB Bills offered No tender held
Days to maturity -
Amount offered -
Results:
Total bids submitted ($m) -
Total no. of bids submitted -
Total successful bids ($m) -
Total no. of successful bids -
Successful range (% p.a.) -
Weighted average successful yield (% p.a.) -
Unsuccessful range (% p.a.) -

Corporate OMO


OMO held Transaction type Amount offered
23 Oct 2020 Reverse Repo No OMO held

Maturity date Eligible Securities Volume bid ($m) Amount allocated ($m) Min Rate (% p.a.) Range of bids received (% p.a.) Range of successful bids (% p.a.) Weighted average successful bids (% p.a.) Unsuccessful range (% p.a.)
- Corporate Paper, Asset-Backed Security - - - - - - -
- Corporate Paper, Asset-Backed Security - - - - - - -

Government Bond Repurchases


Government bond Total to date (m)
15 May 2021 2784

Transaction date Settlement date Bond repurchased Face value ($m)
22 Oct 2020 - - -

Bond Market Liquidity Support


Transaction date: 22 Oct 2020 NZ Government Bonds Local Government Funding Agency Bonds
Total Transactions ($m) 0 0
Total Holdings (Face Value, $m) 125 125

The data: coverage, periodicity, and timeliness

Coverage characteristics

Data volumes are shown in millions of New Zealand dollars and interest rates are New Zealand interest rates.

The following data is recorded and detailed further in the series description:

  • Date held
  • Transaction type
  • Maturity date
  • Eligible securities
  • Total volume offered
  • Volume offered per maturity
  • Volume bid
  • Total amount transacted
  • Range of bids received
  • Range of successful bids
  • Weighted average successful bids
  • Settlement date
  • Total number of bids submitted
  • Total number of successful bids
  • Government Bond
  • Local Government Funding Agency Bond
  • Total Holdings

The Open Market Operation (OMO) is used to manage the level of liquidity in the New Zealand financial system. These operations are announced daily via electronic media. The announcement indicates whether the RBNZ will inject or withdraw funds (using reverse repurchase transactions or repurchase transactions). Operations are conducted as tenders and registered bidders telephone their bids to the RBNZ.

In March 2020, the Reserve Bank introduced a number of new facilities which include the Large Scale Asset Purchase programme (LSAP), Corporate Open Market Operation (COMO) and reintroduced the Term Auction Facility (TAF). The LSAP is held on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. The COMO and TAF run each Tuesday in the Domestic Market Operations.

Prior to 11 December 2007 eligible securities were limited to Government bonds, Treasury bills and Reserve Bank bills (RBB). The Reserve Bank discontinued issuing RBB in 1999 but re-introduced them in November 2008 (refer below).

Beginning on 11 December, 2007, Kauri bonds have been accepted for use in the Bank’s Domestic Market Operations. The range of acceptable securities was expanded further in June 2008. Refer Eligible securities and haircuts for a full list of eligible securities.

Beginning in November 2008, in conjunction with the re-introduction of RBB, the Reserve Bank introduced a Term Auction Facility (TAF). RBB tenders are held weekly on Monday and Wednesday afternoons, as required, and used to withdraw liquidity from the banking system. The TAF operates in a similar manner to the OMO and is used to inject liquidity into the banking system. The TAF auction was discontinued in November 2009.

Data is available on our website from 1 November 1995.

Periodicity

Daily.

Timeliness

The results of the OMOs and Term Auction Facility will be published on the day they are held. RBB tender results will released the day after the tender. Results will also be released via electronic media.

Access by the public

Statistics release calendar

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Integrity

Dissemination of terms and conditions under which official statistics are produced, including confidentiality of individual responses

Although there is no law that requires the RBNZ to compile and publish historical data on OMO's, the data are disseminated by the RBNZ as a service to the public.

Provision of information about revisions and advance notice of major changes in methodology

The data are final and are not subject to revision. Any changes to the processes of conducting the OMO's are announced via electronic media. Procedures are outlined in Section 3 of the Operating Rules and Guidelines for the Domestic Markets .

Quality

Dissemination of documentation on methodology and sources used in preparing statistics

For additional explanatory information see the RBNZ Bulletin, Vol 71 No 4, Dec. 2008.

Dissemination of statistics that support statistical cross-checks and provide assurance of reasonableness

Not applicable.

Additional notes

From October 1994, the RBNZ introduced repurchase agreements into its open market operations. On 9 October 1995, the RBNZ stopped using secured loans in its open market operations.

Electronic Media

Includes Reuters and Bloomberg.

Date updated: June 2020

Security types

Most securities reported are wholesale market instruments: New Zealand Government bonds, Local Government Funding Agency bonds, Treasury bills, Corporate bonds, Reserve Bank bills, Commercial paper or Registered certificates of deposit (RCDs).

Interest bearing securities

These are written promissory agreements, whether marketable or not, in which one party promises to pay a stated sum on demand, or on a specified date, to the legal holder of the document. They may also involve a promise to pay stated interest at specified intervals over the term of the bond. Alternatively, they may be issued and traded at discount from their nominal value.

These include: Government bonds, Treasury bills, Reserve Bank bills, bills of exchange, commercial paper (including eurocommercial paper), certificates of deposit, debentures, convertible notes, and medium term notes issued by private placement.

Types of Government securities currently on issue are:

Government bonds which are denominated in New Zealand dollars, issued for terms greater than one year, and have a fixed interest coupon paid semi-annually in arrears.

Inflation-indexed bonds (IIB) are denominated in New Zealand dollars with a fixed coupon paid quarterly in arrears. On maturity, the principal and the indexed component of the bonds are redeemable. The index component refers to the incremental CPI adjustment.

Treasury bills are denominated in NZ dollars sold at a discount to the nominal value and carry no coupon. The bills are redeemable at par on maturity. Treasury bill tenders are generally held by NZDMO, on a weekly basis. Three maturities of regular Treasury bills are offered in each tender with roughly three, six and twelve month maturities.

Other types of securities currently on issue are:

Reserve Bank bills

Reserve Bank bills are denominated in New Zealand dollars, sold at a discount to par and carry no coupon. The bills can be discounted back to the RBNZ when they are within 28 days of maturity. The bills are redeemable at par on maturity. The Reserve Bank stopped issuing bills in February 1999 but re-introduced these in November 2008.

Commercial paper

Refers to private sector (including financial corporations), short-term (usually less than one year) discounted debt instruments.

Corporate bonds

Refers to New Zealand dollar denominated debt instruments, recorded on a New Zealand register, that are issued by private sector entities (including financial corporations). Issuers can be both New Zealand residents (domestic) and non-residents (Kauris).

Domestic corporate bonds

Refers to issues of New Zealand dollar denominated debt recorded on a New Zealand register by New Zealand incorporated entities.

Non-domestic corporate bonds

Refers to issues of New Zealand dollar denominated debt issued by a non-resident incorporated entity and recorded on a New Zealand register (such issues are sometimes referred to as "Kauri" bonds).

Registered certificates of deposits (RCDs)

Refers to issues of discounted, short-term (less than one year) debt securities, the majority of which are issued by banks. RCDs have largely taken the place of individual bank bills.

Repurchases and reverse repurchases

Arrangements under which one party sells a security at a specified price to another party with an agreement that the security will be repurchased at a fixed price on a specified future date. The party which sells the security upon entering the arrangement is said to be "Repurchasing" the security. The party which buys the security upon entering the arrangement is said to be "Reverse repurchasing" the security.

Asset-backed securities

Refers to issues of New Zealand dollar denominated assets which may include but not restricted to receivables (invoices, credit cards), commercial mortgage backed securities, hire-purchase agreements and equipment purchases.

Descriptions of tenders

Open market operations

The Open Market Operation (OMO) is used to manage the level of liquidity in the New Zealand financial system. These operations are announced daily via electronic media. The announcement indicates whether the RBNZ will inject or withdraw funds (using reverse repurchase transactions or repurchase transactions). Operations are conducted as tenders and registered bidders telephone their bids to the RBNZ.

Prior to 11 December 2007 eligible securities were limited to Government bonds, Treasury bills and Reserve Bank bills (RBB). (See Description for definition of terms) The Reserve Bank discontinued issuing RBB in 1999 but re-introduced them in November 2008.

Beginning on 11 December, 2007, Kauri bonds have been accepted for use in the Bank's Domestic Market Operations. The range of acceptable securities was expanded further in June 2008. Refer to the Eligible securities and haircuts page for a full list of eligible securities.

Term Auction facility

Beginning in November 2008, in conjunction with the re-introduction of RBB, the Reserve Bank introduced a Term Auction Facility (TAF). The TAF operates in a similar manner to the OMO and is used to inject liquidity into the banking system. The TAF was discontinued in November 2009 and reintroduced in March 2020. TAF auctions are held weekly on a Tuesday morning at 9:30am and are used to inject liquidity into the banking system.

Reserve Bank bill tender

Short-term discount securities issued by the Reserve Bank. The Bank ceased issuing Reserve Bank bills on 5 February 1999. All Reserve Bank bills and related advances to The Treasury were repaid by 9 April 1999. Reserve Bank Bills were reintroduced in November 2008 to assist in managing the liquidity of the banking system. The RBB tenders are held weekly, on Monday and Wednesday afternoons to withdraw liquidity from the banking system.

Large Scale Asset Purchase programme

In March 2020, the Large Scale Asset Purchase programme was introduced to inject money into the banking system with the aim of lowering borrowing costs to households and businesses through buying NZ Government Bonds, Local Government Funding Agency Bonds and NZ Government Inflation-Indexed Bonds in the secondary market. The LSAP is held every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 11am.

Corporate Open Market Operation

In March 2020, the Corporate Open Market Operation was introduced to support market functioning. The COMO is held weekly on a Tuesday morning at 11am where just Corporate and Asset-Backed eligible securities will be acceptable as collateral on a two name basis.

Tender related Terminology

Total volume/ amount offered

The total nominal amount being offered in the tender.

Volume offered per maturity

More than one maturity date can be offered in an operation. A volume limit will be set for each maturity offered. Bids may be accepted for one or all of the maturity dates, but the total amount accepted will normally not be more than the total volume offered.

Volume bid/ Total bids submitted

The total amount bid for the particular maturity date by all bidders.

Total amount transacted/ Total successful bids

The total amount accepted for the particular maturity date.

Range of bids received

The range of bids received, this includes successful and unsuccessful bids.

Range of successful bids

The range of successful bids, from the minimum to the maximum rate.

Weighted average successful bids

Weighted average interest rates, weighted by volume per rate.

Date held

Refers to the date when the tender was held. This is not the settlement date where cash is exchanged for the security except for the RBNZ’s Open Market Operations where settlement occurs on the day of the tender.

Range of yields on unsuccessful bids

The range of unsuccessful bids, from the lowest accepted rate to the highest bid received. The lowest rate of the unsuccessful bids can be the same as the highest rate of the successful bids if successful bids have been pro-rated at the highest successful rate.

Weighted average yield of unsuccessful bids

Weighted average interest rates, weighted by volume per rate.

From 20 March 2020, the Reserve Bank will offer to lend funds through the Term Auction Facility (TAF). Further operation details on the TAF are available in a Domestic Markets media release.

Symbols and conventions for summary table

0 Zero or value rounded to zero
- Not applicable
.. Not available
bold Revised/new
italics Provisional
light red background Historical

General notes

  • Individual figures may not sum to the totals due to rounding
  • Percentage changes are calculated on unrounded numbers
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