Kommunal – Update 2/2020 negative interest rate indicators municipalities

Kommunal – Update 2/2020 negative interest rate indicators municipalities

The Kommunal, the magazine for mayors, local politicians and administration, provides trends, practical examples as well as tips and tricks for working in the communities and is interested in our opinion on negative interest rate indicators in communities.

Negative interest rate indicators continue to occupy the municipalities in Austria in the new decade and have generally existed since March 2015. This is reflected both on the credit side of assets and on the debit side of variable financing in the municipalities’ budgets.

Overall, the long period of low interest rates has led to a significant relief for the public sector, including the Republic of Austria. This situation, which is fundamentally favorable for municipalities and their businesses, is unfortunately clouded by the fact that the advantages of low or negative interest (hereinafter “negative interest”) are often not passed on to the municipalities. Here is the full text.

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