16.10.2019

Minutes of the MPC

Here are the minutes of the Monetary Policy Committee of the Central Bank of Iceland from the meeting held on 30 September and 1 October 2019. There, the Committee discussed economic and financial market developments, the interest rate decision on 2 October, and the communication of that decision.

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14.10.2019

Restrictions on transactions with the Central Bank

The Central Bank of Iceland has decided that, effective 1 April 2020, it will reduce the number of parties eligible to hold current accounts with the Bank. These parties currently include banks, savings banks, credit institutions, governmental institutions, and various Government-owned funds. From 1 April onwards, however, only deposit-taking institutions – commercial banks, savings banks, and Part A governmental institutions – will be eligible to hold such accounts.

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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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07.02.2018

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04.02.2015

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05.11.2014

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11.12.2013

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23.10.2013

Statement

12.06.2013

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20.03.2013

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06.02.2013

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02.11.2011

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21.09.2011

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17.08.2011

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16.03.2011

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02.02.2011

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04.06.2009

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07.05.2009

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08.04.2009

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28.10.2008

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11.09.2008

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01.06.2007

Opening address

02.11.2004

New statistics

27.07.2004

New statistics

20.07.2004

New statistics