Norges Bank

Press release

Norges Bank reduces interest rates

Norges Bank has decided to reduce the interest rate on banks' deposits with Norges Bank, the sight deposit rate, by 0.50 percentage point with effect from Thursday, 12 December. The interest rate on banks' overnight loans will also be reduced by 0.50 percentage point. The sight deposit rate and overnight lending rate will then be 6.50 per cent and 8.50 per cent respectively.

Deputy Governor Jarle Bergo says that according to Norges Bank's overall assessment of the balance of risks, the probability that inflation two years ahead will be lower than 2½ per cent is greater than the probability that it will be higher.


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Published 11 December 2002 14:00