12.08.2019

Monetary Policy Committee Report to Parliament

The Monetary Policy Committee Report to Parliament on the Committee's work during the first half of 2019 has been published on the Central Bank’s website. The Act on the Central Bank of Iceland stipulates that the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Central Bank of Iceland submit to Parliament a report on its activities twice a year and that the contents of the report be discussed in the Parliamentary committee of the Speaker’s choosing.

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12.08.2019

International conference organised by the Central Bank of Iceland

The Central Bank of Iceland organised an international conference on the preservation of monetary and financial stability at Reykjavík’s Grand Hotel on 12 July 2019. The conference, entitled Looking back and looking forward: How do we preserve monetary and financial stability?, was split into two sessions, each with its own focus and discussion topics.

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24.07.2019

Ásgeir Jónsson appointed Governor

Pursuant to Article 23, Paragraph 1 of the Act on the Central Bank of Iceland, no. 36/2001, the prime minister has appointed Dr Ásgeir Jónsson to the position of Governor of the Central Bank of Iceland for a term of five years, beginning 20 August 2019. Ásgeir Jónsson received a doctoral degree in Economics from Indiana University in the United States in 2001, with international finance, monetary economics, and economic history as major subjects. His doctoral dissertation was on the short-term stabilisation of economic cycles in a small open economy. A member of the University of Iceland Faculty of Economics since 2004, first as a lecturer and then as an associate professor, Ásgeir has been Dean of the Faculty of Economics since 2015.

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10.07.2019

Minutes of the MPC

Here are the minutes of the Monetary Policy Committee of the Central Bank of Iceland from the meeting held on 24 and 25 June 2019. There, the Committee discussed economic and financial market developments, the interest rate decision on 26 June, and the communication of that decision.

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05.07.2019

Annual General Meeting of the Bank for International Settlements

Central Bank of Iceland Governor Már Guðmundsson attended the Annual General Meeting of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) in Basel, Switzerland, on 30 June 2019. The BIS is a limited liability company owned by sixty central banks and is a forum for international collaboration among central banks and financial supervisors, as well as a research institution and a bank serving central banks around the world.

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