Jun 08 2018
S&P Global affirms Iceland’s A/A-1 ratings with a stable outlook

Today, rating agency S&P Global affirmed its long- and short-term foreign and local currency sovereign credit ratings on the Republic of Iceland as A/A-1 with a stable outlook. According to the rating agency this rating reflects the country’s strong institutional framework and general policymaking effectiveness, comparatively low net general government debt at 30% of GDP and high per capita income levels. The rating agency also said that the ratings are constrained by Iceland’s vulnerability to external developments as well as typically high volatility throughout the economic cycle in addition to risks stemming from overheating in the domestic economy.

According to S&P the stable outlook balances the risks stemming from the domestic economy overheating against the potential for more rapid improvements in the government and external balance sheets over the next few years.

 S&P report

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Results of additional issuance of Treasury bonds RIKB 28 1115

As stated in paragraph 5 of Terms of Invitation to Tender for Treasury bonds, the Government Debt Management offered the equivalent of 10% of the nominal value sold in the auction 5 July, at the price of accepted bids. This time Primary Dealers did not exercise their right to purchase in RIKB 28 1115. Total outstanding nominal value of RIKB 28 1115 is now 62,801,601,519 kr. Settlement date is 10 July 2019.

Quarterly Government Debt Management Prospect

Third quarter 2019

  • In Q3, benchmark Treasury bonds will be offered for sale in the amount of 8-12 b.kr. market value.[1]
  • Issuance of a new nominal two-year bond series is to be launched
  • It is also planned to issue Treasury bonds in the following series: RIKS 26 0216, and RIKB 28 0115.

[1]The sale price or market value refers to the clean price plus accrued indexation; i.e., with indexation but without accrued interest.

GDM Q3 Prospect 2019.pdf