Dec 07 2018
Fitch affirms Iceland at A with a stable outlook

Today, Fitch Ratings affirmed Iceland’s Long-Term Foreign-Currency Issuer Default Rating (IDR) at A with a stable outlook. According to the rating agency, this rating balances the economy’s very high income per capita, strong governance, human development and doing business metrics against a high dependence on commodity exports, vulnerability to external shocks and experience of macroeconomic and financial volatility.

The stable outlook reflects balanced risks to the rating. Sustained improvement in the external balance sheet and resilience to external shocks might lead to a positive rating action. Conversely, evidence of overheating in the domestic economy, i.a. through wage-price spirals, inflation overshoots and adverse effects on fiscal, household and corporate balance sheets or excessive capital outflows leading to external imbalances and pressures on the exchange rate might lead to negative rating action.

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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