FAQ - About Norges Bank

  1. What does Norges Bank do?
    Norges Bank shall promote price stability by means of monetary policy. Norges Bank shall promote financial stability and contribute to robust and efficient financial infrastructures and payment systems. Norges Bank shall manage the portfolios of the Government Pension Fund Global, the Bank’s own foreign exchange reserves and the Government Petroleum Insurance Fund efficiently and satisfactorily. See the Annual Report for more information.
  2. When was Norges Bank established?
    Norges Bank was established by Act of the Storting (the Norwegian parliament) of 14 June 1816. Read more about Norges Bank's history.
  3. Who owns Norges Bank?
    Norges Bank is a separate legal entity owned by the state.
  4. How is Norges Bank organised?
    The Executive Board is responsible for the Bank's executive and advisory activities, and consists of seven members, all appointed by the Government. The Central Bank Governor and Deputy Governor serve as chairman and deputy chairman respectively of the Executive Board.

    The Supervisory Council is responsible for ensuring that the rules for the Bank's activities are observed. It consists of fifteen members, elected by the Storting.
    See more information about the organisation.
  5. Does Norges Bank offer tours?
    No, we do not provide tours for the general public.
  6. Is it possible to arrange for the Central Bank Governor or others in Norges Bank to speak at a conference that we are planning?
    The Central Bank Governor, the Deputy Governor and others at Norges Bank have a number of speaking engagements during the year. The Director of Communications is responsible for coordinating the management's speeches and lectures and will communicate your request to the individuals or departments concerned.
Published 15 November 2007 11:57