Norges Bank

Press release

Norges Bank keeps interest rates unchanged

Interest rates were left unchanged at Norges Bank’s Executive Board meeting on 8 August. Norges Bank's key rate, the sight deposit rate, remains at 7.00 per cent. The overnight lending rate also remains unchanged.

Deputy Central Bank Governor Jarle Bergo says that according to Norges Bank’s assessment, with an unchanged interest rate ahead, the probability that inflation two years ahead will be higher than 2½ per cent is the same as the probability that it will be lower.



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Published 8 August 2001 14:00