20. June 2019 - Macro note
In real terms, the economy grew by 1.7% YOY in Q1. Domestic demand decreased by 2.8%, exports increased by 2.6% and imports decreased by 8.1%. The contribution of net foreign trade to GDP growth was positive by 4.4%. The current account surplus was ISK 35.1bn (1.2% of GDP) in Q1 2019 compared to an ISK 6.7bn (0.2% of GDP) surplus in Q1 2018. The increase was mainly due to exports of old fishing vessels and airplanes (WOW air sold 4 jets to Air Canada in January). The surplus excluding ships and airplanes was ISK 12.5bn (0.4% of GDP).
Macro note: 1.7% GDP growth in Q1
News and Notifications - 18 November 2019 10:17 AM
Landsbankinn has received an ESG risk rating from Sustainalytics, reflecting an in-depth assessment of company risk exposure to material ESG issues. Landsbankinn received an excellent score.
News and Notifications - 15 November 2019 08:21 AM
Fixed rates on non-indexed 36-month housing loans decrease by 0.20 percentage points (pp) and fixed rates on non-indexed 60-month housing loans remain unchanged. Variable rates on non-indexed housing loans decrease by 0.15 pp and other variable rates on non-indexed loans decrease by 0.10-0.25 pp in general.
Weekly bulletin - 18 November 2019 08:43 AM
IMF issued a Staff Concluding Statement for the 2019 Article IV Mission to Iceland. The number of foreign passenger from Iceland via Keflavik airport decreased by 18.4% YoY in October. Moody’s upgraded Landsvirkjun's credit rating. The Government Debt Management Agency published its monthly Market Information report.
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