Press releases - Norges Bank, 02 Oct 2019 08:00:00 GMTf652ca23-bd12-493d-9dd0-58aa42302ee6Commemorative coin issue in 2020To celebrate the 100th anniversary in 2020 of the birth of the Norwegian author Anne-Cath. Vestly, Norges Bank has decided to issue a special edition 20-krone circulation coin., 30 Sep 2019 08:00:00 GMT3f1fa1a3-2ec8-4721-84bc-f29dafde7241Norges Bank’s Foreign Exchange Transactions in October 2019Norges Bank will sell foreign exchange on behalf of the government equivalent to NOK 700 million per day in October 2019., 19 Sep 2019 08:02:00 GMT96ddb29d-4ca3-44af-91a7-fbf609bea90dAdvice on the countercyclical capital buffer 2019 Q3Norges Bank has advised the Ministry of Finance to keep the countercyclical capital buffer at 2.5 percent from the end of 2019., 19 Sep 2019 08:00:00 GMTbd42c86b-a5ff-4bc5-85b6-b32c06b840bbPolicy rate raised to 1.50 percentNorges Bank's Executive Board has decided to raise the policy rate by 0.25 percentage point to 1.50 percent., 16 Sep 2019 16:00:00 GMTd96dbbe8-16ef-4c2d-87dd-c02e91152525Lower turnover in the Norwegian foreign exchange market, but higher turnover in the OTC interest rate derivatives marketTrading in the Norwegian foreign exchange market averaged NOK 30 billion per day in April 2019, a decline of 25 percent from April 2016. Average daily trading in the over-the-counter (OTC) interest rate derivatives market rose by 60 percent, to USD 6.5 billion. These are the results of a survey of activity in the Norwegian foreign exchange and derivatives market conducted by Norges Bank in April 2019. The survey is part of a global survey of 53 countries coordinated by the Bank for International Settlements (BIS).