Central Bank of Norway

September 21, 2017

A released statement from Norges Bank’s Executive Board after the latest policy review defends keeping Norway’s key monetary policy rate at 0.50% in the period ahead, suggests that the initial increase may need to occur somewhat sooner than projected back in June, but also maintains that persistent uncertainties will require a careful and gradual eventual rise in the interest rate. The last policy rate change was a 25-basis point cut in March 2016. Expansionary policy is still needed because capacity utilization in the Norwegian economy is below a normal level, and the outlook suggests that inflation will remain below 2.5 percent in the coming years.” Note is also made that interest rates are low in other countries.

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