17.05.19
S&P Global Ratings affirms Iceland’s sovereign ratings at A/A-1 with a stable outlook

International rating agency S&P Global Ratings has affirmed Iceland’s sovereign ratings at A/A-1 with a stable outlook. The rating agency assumes a recession in 2019 due to declining tourist arrivals, and that current account balance will swing into a deficit this year, but return to growth thereafter.

The stable outlook reflects strong fiscal and external buffers, mitigated by risks stemming from the volatility of Iceland´s small open economy and a potentially abrupt slowdown in tourism.

 According to S&P, the agency could raise the ratings if the fiscal performance and external position strengthen significantly beyond current projections over the next two years. On the other hand, the rating agency could lower the ratings on signs of increasing balance of payments pressures or risks to the stability of the financial sector over the next two years. These could emerge if the current reduction in tourism flows is sharper than expected. 

S&P Global Ratings research update (pdf)

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May 31 2023
Treasury Bonds
Treasury Bond Auction Announcement - RIKB 26 1015 - RIKS 37 0115
Series RIKB 26 1015 RIKS 37 0115
ISIN IS0000034874 IS0000033793
Maturity Date 10/15/2026 01/15/2037
Auction Date 06/02/2023 06/02/2023
Settlement Date 06/07/2023 06/07/2023
10% addition 06/06/2023 06/06/2023

On the Auction Date, between 10:30 am and 11:00 am, the Government Debt Management will auction Treasury bonds in the Series, with the ISIN numbers and with the Maturity Dates according to the table above. Payments for the Treasury bonds must be received by the Central Bank before 14:00 on the Settlement Date, and the Bonds will be delivered in electronic form on the same day. Article 6 of the General Terms of Auction for Treasury bonds applies for the right to purchase an additional 10%.

Further reference is made to the description of the Treasury bond and the General Terms of Auction for Treasury bonds on the Government Debt Management website.

For additional information please contact Oddgeir Gunnarsson, Government Debt Management, at +354 569 9635.

Treasury Bond Auction Announcement - RIKB 28 1115
Series RIKB 28 1115
ISIN IS0000028249
Maturity Date 11/15/2028
Auction Date 05/26/2023
Settlement Date 05/31/2023
10% addition 05/30/2023

On the Auction Date, between 10:30 am and 11:00 am, the Government Debt Management will auction Treasury bonds in the Series, with the ISIN number and with the Maturity Date according to the table above. Payments for the Treasury bonds must be received by the Central Bank before 14:00 on the Settlement Date and the Bonds will be delivered in electronic form on the same day. Article 6 of the General Terms of Auction for Treasury bonds applies for the right to purchase an additional 10%.

Further reference is made to the description of the Treasury bond and the General Terms of Auction for Treasury bonds on the Government Debt Management website.

For additional information please contact Oddgeir Gunnarsson, Government Debt Management, at +354 569 9635.