21 January 2021

Nordic-Baltic countries engage the IMF to conduct an analysis of cross-border money laundering and terrorist financing risks in the region

The eight countries of the Nordic-Baltic Constituency of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) have taken the initiative to engage the IMF to conduct a regional analysis of money laundering (ML) and terrorist financing (TF) threats and vulnerabilities.

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15 January 2021

Foreign exchange market, exchange rate developments, and international reserves 2020

The króna depreciated by 10.4% in 2020, and turnover in the interbank foreign currency market increased by 124% year-on-year. The domestic foreign currency market was strongly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, and the Central Bank conducted large-scale trades in the market to mitigate volatility and improve price formation.

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14 January 2021

Monetary Policy Committee report to Parliament

The Central Bank Monetary Policy Committee’s (MPC) report to Parliament (Alþingi) on the Committee’s work in H2/2020 has been posted on the Bank’s website. The report is supplemented by a wide range of supporting material, including separate reports by external committee members.

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13 January 2021

Statement of the Financial Supervision Committee 13 January 2021

The Financial Supervision Committee has amended the guidelines on financial institutions’ and insurance companies’ dividend payments and purchases of their own shares through 30 September 2021, in view of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Committee’s statement highlights the points that it recommends as guiding principles in such transactions.

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30 December 2020

Announcement concerning Central Bank purchases of Treasury bonds

At the beginning of May 2020, the Central Bank of Iceland began buying Treasury bonds in the secondary market, in accordance with the 23 March 2020 statement by the Monetary Policy Committee.

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07.02.2018

Webcast

04.02.2015

Webcast

05.11.2014

Webcast

11.12.2013

Webcast

23.10.2013

Statement

12.06.2013

Webcast

20.03.2013

Webcast

06.02.2013

Webcast

02.11.2011

Webcast

21.09.2011

Webcast

17.08.2011

Webcast

16.03.2011

Webcast

02.02.2011

Webcast

04.06.2009

Webcast

07.05.2009

Webcast

08.04.2009

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28.10.2008

Webcast

11.09.2008

Webcast

01.06.2007

Opening address

02.11.2004

New statistics

27.07.2004

New statistics

20.07.2004

New statistics