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Iceland Interest Rate Decision

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Iceland Interest Rate Decision

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Latest Release
May 04, 2022
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3.75%
Previous
2.75%
The Central Bank's main instrument is its repurchase agreements (repos) with credit institutions. Repos are a common form of central bank lending in many parts of the world. Trading involves the lender, i.e., the Central Bank, purchasing securities with a condition that the borrower will buy them back on a specified day, hence the term "repurchase agreements." The incentive for such transactions is the credit institutions' need for short-term liquidity. Central banks can take advantage of this need to influence market interest rates. In Iceland the Central Bank holds weekly auctions of 7-day repos. Credit institutions are required to put up qualified securities as collateral, i.e., securities carrying a treasury guarantee and with active market making on Iceland Stock Exchange. Auctions can be either in terms of fixed prices, i.e. when the Central Bank offers to buy an unlimited amount of securities at a specified yield, or the total amount of agreements on offer is announced and the return is determined by market conditions, at least within certain limits. Fixed-price auctions have been the rule so far in Iceland.
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Currency: ISK
Source: Central Bank of Iceland
Iceland Interest Rate Decision
 
Release Date Time Actual Forecast Previous
May 04, 2022 04:30 3.75%   2.75%
Feb 09, 2022 04:30 2.75%   2.00%
Nov 17, 2021 04:55 2.00%   1.50%
Oct 06, 2021 04:40 1.50%   1.25%
Aug 25, 2021 04:30 1.25%   1.00%
May 19, 2021 04:30 1.00%   0.75%

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