29.04.2016

Webcast has started

The webcast from the conference organised by IMF, LSE and the Central Bank of Iceland about capital flows, systemic risks and policy responses, held in Reykjavik, has now started with a keynote address by Maurice Obstfeld, chief economist of the International Monetary Fund. After the address there will be a panel discussion.

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28.04.2016

International conference on capital flows, systemic risk, and policy response

An international conference on cross-border capital flows, financial system risk, and potential policy response will be held in Reykjavík today and tomorrow, 28 and 29 April 2016. The conference was organised by the Central Bank of Iceland, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and London School of Economics (LSE). Keynote speakers will be Stijn Claessens, Senior Adviser in the Division of International Finance of the US Federal Reserve Board , and Maurice Obstfeld, Chief Economist at the International Monetary Fund. Among other participants are a number of central bank governors, including Governor Már Guðmundsson. Parts of the conference will be available for viewing via webcast.

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20.04.2016

Financial Stability 2016/1

Vol 18 20 April 2016

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20.04.2016

Financial Stability 2016/1 published today 20.4.2016

Financial Stability 2016/1 will be published today. It will be posted here on the website of the Central Bank of Iceland at 14:00 hrs. The Bank’s semi-annual Financial Stability report presents an overview of the position of the financial system, its strengths and potential weaknesses, and the macroeconomic and operational risks it may face. In addition, it explains how the Central Bank carries out the tasks necessary for the operation of a sound and effective financial system. Financial Stability is also published in Icelandic under the title Fjármálastöðugleiki.

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14.04.2016

Presentation on the financial cycle in Iceland at an international conference in Macedonia

Thorvardur Tjörvi Ólafsson, Senior Economist at the Central Bank of Iceland, gave last week a presentation in Skopje at the annual research conference of the National Bank of the Republic of Macedonia. In his presentation, Tjörvi, presented the results of a forthcoming working paper on the financial cycle in Iceland over a period spanning more than a century. The title of the conference was 5th NBRM Research Conference - Economic and financial cycle spillovers: reconsidering domestic and cross-border channels and policy responses but Tjörvi’s presentation was part of the session on Economic and Financial Cycles: Synchronization and Spillover Channels.

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