Norges Bank

Press release

Norges Bank's foreign exchange transactions in December 2014

Norges Bank will sell foreign exchange equivalent to NOK 300 million per day up to and including 12 December in connection with the transfers to the Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG) in December 2014.

Norges Bank makes monthly foreign exchange transfers to the GPFG. The transfers are covered by foreign exchange revenues from the State's Direct Financial Interest (SDFI). If the foreign exchange revenues from the SDFI exceed the transfers to the GPFG, Norges Bank will sell the surplus amount in the market. Norges Bank performs this task on behalf of the government.

Norges Bank places the foreign exchange to be transferred to GPFG in the petroleum buffer portfolio. The transfers to the GPFG have for a period been smaller than expected. The petroleum buffer portfolio has thus become larger than necessary. Norges Bank will gradually reduce the size of the petroleum buffer portfolio in 2015 by selling foreign exchange in the market.

For further information, see Foreign exchange for the Government Pension Fund Global


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Published 28 November 2014 10:00