25.06.2019

Interest rate decision and webcast

The Bank will publish the Monetary Policy Committee’s (MPC) interest rate decision on its website tomorrow 26 June 2019 at 08:55. At 10:00, a press conference will begin where Már Gudmundsson, Governor and Chair of the MPC, and Rannveig Sigurdardottir Deputy Governor and member of the MPC, will explain the rationale behind the Committee’s decision.

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13.06.2019

Nobel prize of Halldór Laxness on display in the numismatic collection in the Central Bank on 17 June

On the occasion of the 100 year anniversary of the first novel of Halldór Kiljan Laxness, Child of Nature, a special exhibition of items relating to Nobel laureate, including the Nobel medal, will be on display in the Central Bank and National Museum numismatic collection at Kalkofnsvegur between 14:00 and 18:00 on the National Day of Iceland on 17 June. A gold bar of the type held in the Bank‘s gold reserves will also be on display as well as a selection of paintings owned by the Bank.

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05.06.2019

Minutes of the MPC

Here are the minutes of the Monetary Policy Committee of the Central Bank of Iceland from the meeting held on 20 and 21 May 2019. There, the Committee discussed economic and financial market developments, the interest rate decision on 22 May, and the communication of that decision.

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05.06.2019

Governor‘s speech at the Government Borrowers Forum 2019

Governor Már Guðmundsson gave a keynote address at the Government Borrowers Forum 2019 which is organised by the World Bank and the Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs in Harpa, Reykjavík on 3-5 June.

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03.06.2019

Current account surplus 35.1 b.kr. in Q1/2019. Net IIP positive by 597 b.kr.

The current account surplus measured 35.1 b.kr. in Q1/2019. The surplus on external goods trade measured 3.5 b.kr., and the surplus on services trade was 29.7 b.kr. There was a 8.5 b.kr. surplus on primary income and a 6.7 b.kr. deficit on secondary income. Foreign assets totalled 3,746 b.kr. at the end of the quarter, while foreign liabilities totalled 3,149 b.kr. The net external position was therefore positive by 597 b.kr., or 21% of GDP, and improved by 270 b.kr., or 9.5% of GDP during the quarter.

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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

Webcast

28.10.2008

Webcast

11.09.2008

Webcast

01.06.2007

Opening address