Jul 20 2018
Moody’s changes Iceland’s outlook to positive from stable and affirms A3 ratings

Moody’s Investors Service ("Moody’s") has today changed the Government of Iceland's sovereign rating outlook to positive from stable and affirmed Iceland’s A3 long-term issuer rating. The government's long-term senior unsecured debt rating of A3 and the (P)A3 and (P)Prime-2 ratings assigned to its medium-term note (MTN) programme have also been affirmed. 

The key drivers for the change in the rating outlook to positive from stable are: 

  1. Improving economic resilience afforeded by net external creditor position, more balanced growth and ongoing strengthening of the country‘s banking system. 
  1. Anticipated further improvement in the government‘s debt metrics beyond what was previously expected. 

The positive outlook also reflects progress made in the past two years on the major preconditions we laid out at the time of the upgrade to A3 in September 2016, including the smooth removal of capital controls and the settlement of the offshore krónur situation.

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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