Norges Bank

The central bank of Norway's aim is price stability and financial stability, and to generate added value through investment management.

Policy rate unchanged at 4.5%

Based on the Committee's current assessment of the outlook and balance of risks, the policy rate will likely be kept at that level for some time ahead.

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Monetary policy

Monetary policy shall maintain monetary stability by keeping inflation low and stable

Notes and coins

Exchange rates

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Financial stability

Norges Bank shall contribute to a robust and efficient financial system

Financial stability - a primary objective

The role of issuer of means of payment and ultimate settlement bank for interbank payments in Norway gives Norges Bank a particular responsibility for fostering efficient and secure payment systems.

Investment management

Norges Bank manages the portfolios of the Government Pension Fund Global and the Bank’s own foreign exchange reserves

Oil fund

Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM) manages the Norwegian Government Pension Fund Global, also known as the Oil Fund.

Foreign exchange reserves

The foreign exchange reserves are the Bank's contingency funds in international currencies and are to be available for use in foreign exchange market transactions as part of the conduct of monetary policy or with a view to promoting financial stability and to meet Norges Bank's international commitments.

About the Bank

Bankplassen blog

The Bankplassen blog is a venue for knowledge sharing. The main contributors are persons employed by or associated with Norges Bank’s central banking operations.


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