09.10.2019

Changes in exchange rate listing

From 1 April 2020 onwards, the Bank will publish only the mid-rate of all currencies included in its listing, and this mid-rate will be the official reference exchange rate. Publication of the buying and selling rates will be discontinued. This is consistent with the practice of central banks in comparison countries.

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09.10.2019

Financial Stability 2019/2

The Bank’s Financial Stability report 2019/2 presents an overview of the position of the financial system, its strengths and potential weaknesses, and the macroeconomic and operational risks it may face. Financial Stability is also published in Icelandic under the title Fjármálastöðugleiki.

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02.10.2019

Statement of the Monetary Policy Committee 2 October 2019

The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Central Bank of Iceland has decided to lower the Bank’s interest rates by 0.25 percentage points. The Bank’s key interest rate – the rate on seven-day term deposits – will therefore be 3.25%.

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01.10.2019

Interest rate decision and webcast

The Statement of the Monetary and Policy Committee and its interest rate decision was posted on the Bank's website at 08:55 this morning. At 10:00, a webcast where Ásgeir Jónsson, Governor and Chair of the MPC, and Rannveig Sigurdardóttir, Deputy Governor and member of the MPC, explained the rationale behind the Committee’s decision, was broadcast.

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27.09.2019

Economic Indicators 27 September 2019

The Central Bank of Iceland’s Economic Indicators report for September 2019 has been released and can be found here on the Bank’s website. The publication contains information on developments in prices, output, external trade, the labour market, public sector finances, asset markets, and the financial market. The information is published in chart form, and underlying data can be called up in spreadsheet format.

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