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- Vikubyrjun/Weekly bulletin

Icelandic Economic Weekly: Monday 11 December 2017

Last week's highlights

The Icelandic economy grew by 3.1% YoY in Q3.

The current account surplus was ISK 68 bn in Q3.

Fitch Ratings upgraded Iceland's rating to 'A'.

The real exchange rate rose by 1.1% MoM in November.

The week ahead

We expect the MPC to lower policy rates by 0.25 percentage points on Wednesday.

Markets 11 December 2017

Macro Overview 11 December 2017

Vikubyrjun/Weekly bulletin - 19 March 2018 12:53 PM

Icelandic Economic Weekly: Monday 19 March 2018

The Monetary Policy Committee held policy rates unchanged, in line with our expectations. Concurrent with the interest rate decision, Governor Már Guðmundsson gave a statement on the special reserve requirement on capital inflows. The CBI released updated data on foreign direct investment.


News and Notifications - 13 March 2018 12:49 PM

Economic growth continues to slow down, but was still robust last year

According to preliminary figures from Statistics Iceland, economic growth measured 3.6% in 2017 following on the heels of 7.5% growth in 2016. There is a considerable slow-down between years, with economic growth in 2017 more in line with Iceland’s long-term potential output.


Vikubyrjun/Weekly bulletin - 12 March 2018 10:42 AM

Icelandic Economic Weekly: Monday 12 March 2018

GDP increased by 1.5% YoY in Q4 2017 and 3.6% for the FY 2017. Landsvirkjun issued an USD 200m green bond. We expect the Monetary Policy Committee to hold policy rates unchanged on Wednesday.