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04-10-2021

Foreign Exchange and Liquidity and Monthly Balance Sheet, September 2021

Danmarks Nationalbank

​In September 2021, the foreign-exchange reserve increased by kr. 18.4 billion to kr. 501.7 billion. The increase reflects Danmarks Nationalbank's net purchase of foreign exchange for kr. 23.5 billion, and the central government's net repayment of foreign debt for kr. 5.1 billion, cf. table 1.

30-09-2021

Interest rate reduction

Danmarks Nationalbank

​Effective from 1 October 2021, Danmarks Nationalbank's current account rate, interest rate on certificates of deposit and lending rate is reduced by 0.10 percentage point.

22-09-2021

Rapid recovery increases pressure in several parts of the Danish economy

Danmarks Nationalbank

​The Danish economy is heading back towards a moderate boom after strong growth in the wake of the reopening of the economy in the spring. In a new projection for the Danish economy, Danmarks Nationalbank estimates that the gross domestic product (GDP) will increase by 3.8 per cent this year. In 2022 and 2023, GDP is expected to increase by 3.1 per cent and 2.4 per cent, respectively.

02-09-2021

Foreign Exchange and Liquidity and Monthly Balance Sheet, August 2021

Danmarks Nationalbank

In August 2021, the foreign-exchange reserve increased by kr. 24.8 billion to kr. 483.4 billion.

23-08-2021

New general SDR allocation increases Danmarks Nationalbank's foreign-exchange reserve

Danmarks Nationalbank

​A new general allocation of Special Drawing Rights, SDRs, from the International Monetary Fund, IMF, becomes effective on 23 August. The SDR allocation is equivalent to 650 billion dollars. Denmark will receive SDR 3.3 billion, equivalent to approximately kr. 30 billion. Denmark's SDR holdings are included in Danmarks Nationalbank's foreign-exchange reserve, which therefore increases by approximately kr. 30 billion with the allocation.*)

03-08-2021

Foreign Exchange and Liquidity and Monthly Balance Sheet, July 2021

Danmarks Nationalbank

​In July 2021, the foreign-exchange reserve increased by kr. 0.2 billion to 458,6 billion. In July, Danmarks Nationalbank's net purchase of foreign exchange due to intervention in the foreign-exchange market amounted to kr. 5.2 billion.

08-07-2021

New ECB monetary policy strategy does not alter Danmarks Nationalbank's monetary policy

Danmarks Nationalbank

02-07-2021

Foreign Exchange and Liquidity and Monthly Balance Sheet, June 2021

Danmarks Nationalbank

​In June 2021, the foreign-exchange reserve increased by kr. 2.5 billion to 458.4 billion. In June, Danmarks Nationalbank's net purchase of foreign exchange due to intervention in the foreign-exchange market amounted to kr. 2.6 billion.

02-07-2021

3 month extraordinary loans are no longer offered

Danmarks Nationalbank

24-06-2021

New head of the Financial Stability department

Danmarks Nationalbank

​Danmarks Nationalbank has appointed Peter E. Storgaard the new head of the Financial Stability department.

23-06-2021

Strong growth ahead for the Danish economy in the coming years

Danmarks Nationalbank

​The reopening of the Danish economy is in full swing. Overall activity has all more or less recovered to pre-pandemic levels, and the Danish economy is supported by a strong expansion in private demand. This is the conclusion drawn by Danmarks Nationalbank in a projection for the Danish economy, in which the gross domestic product (GDP) is forecast to increase by 3.3 per cent. In 2022 and 2023, GDP is expected to grow by 3.7 per cent and 2.2 per cent.

16-06-2021

Bank for International Settlements (BIS) and Nordic central banks launch Innovation Hub Nordic Centre

Danmarks Nationalbank

02-06-2021

Foreign Exchange and Liquidity and Monthly Balance Sheet, May 2021

Danmarks Nationalbank

​In May 2021, the foreign-exchange reserve increased by kr. 17.2 billion to kr. 455.9 billion.

27-05-2021

Build-up of risks in credit institutions

Danmarks Nationalbank

There are signs of increased risks in the institutions' housing lending. Danish homeowners' gross debt relative to their income is among the highest in the world, and lending to homeowners is still increasing. The credit institutions have also granted more home buyers deferred amortisation. In 2020, loans with deferred amortisation constituted just under half of all new lending to highly indebted homeowners.

06-05-2021

Testing with ethical hackers continues in the financial sector

Danmarks Nationalbank

​​Danmarks Nationalbank and the individual participants in the TIBER-DK programme have decided to continue testing with ethical hackers in future. The decision is based on the good experiences with the tests, the purpose of which has been to strengthen cyber resilience and thus promote financial stability.

04-05-2021

Foreign Exchange and Liquidity and Monthly Balance Sheet, April 2021

Danmarks Nationalbank

In April 2021, the foreign-exchange reserve decreased by kr. 7.9 billion to kr. 438.7 billion.

30-04-2021

Low interest rates reflect fixed exchange rate policy and international conditions

Danmarks Nationalbank

09-04-2021

Assistant Governor Karsten Biltoft new CEO of Finansiel Stabilitet

Danmarks Nationalbank

​Assistant Governor Karsten Biltoft will be leaving Danmarks Nationalbank to take up the position of CEO of the resolution authority Finansiel Stabilitet on 1 December 2021.

07-04-2021

Foreign Exchange and Liquidity and Monthly Balance Sheet, March 2021

Danmarks Nationalbank

In March 2021, the foreign-exchange reserve increased by kr. 17.1 billion to kr. 446.5 billion. The increase reflects Danmarks Nationalbank's net purchase of foreign exchange for kr. 17.1 billion. In March, Danmarks Nationalbank's net purchase of foreign exchange due to intervention in the foreign-exchange market amounted to kr. 17.0 billion.

17-03-2021

Rapid economic recovery is possible, when restrictions are eased

Danmarks Nationalbank

​A gradual reopening of society has commenced, but large parts of the Danish economy remain hampered by restrictions. There is a sound basis for a rapid economic recovery. The vaccination of the population, large savings, the disbursement of holiday allowance and accumulated demand provide fertile ground for a sharp increase in activity when the economy is less restricted by restrictions. Danmarks Nationalbank is projecting gross domestic product (GDP) to increase 1.4 per cent this year, 4.5 per cent in 2022 and 2.2 per cent in 2023.

11-03-2021

Technical adjustments of the monetary policy instruments

Danmarks Nationalbank

​Danmarks Nationalbank carries out a technical adjustment of the monetary policy instruments. The purpose is to reduce fluctuations in the Danish money market rates resulting from changes in the size and composition of the banks' deposits and lending at Danmarks Nationalbank.

02-03-2021

Foreign Exchange and Liquidity and Monthly Balance Sheet, February 2021

Danmarks Nationalbank

​In February 2021, the foreign-exchange reserve increased by kr. 1.8 billion to kr. 429.4 billion.

02-02-2021

Foreign Exchange and Liquidity and Monthly Balance Sheet, January 2021

Danmarks Nationalbank

​In January 2021, the foreign-exchange reserve decreased by kr. 11.4 billion to kr. 427.6 billion.

27-01-2021

New Head of Banking and Markets in Danmarks Nationalbank

Danmarks Nationalbank

​Danmarks Nationalbank has appointed Lars Mayland Nielsen as Head of Banking and Markets with effect from 1 February 2021.

26-01-2021

Danmarks Nationalbank in pilot project against money laundering and VAT fraud

Danmarks Nationalbank

​In a pilot project, Danmarks Nationalbank has examined the potential of more effective monitoring of cash flows across banks in the fight against money laundering and VAT fraud. The project has shown that a correlation of data could have potential gains extending beyond what the individual bank or authority will be able to achieve on its own.

21-01-2021

Nordic-Baltic countries engage the IMF to conduct an analysis of cross-border money laundering and terrorist financing risks in the region

Danmarks Nationalbank

​The eight countries of the Nordic-Baltic Constituency of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) have taken the initiative to engage the IMF to conduct a regional analysis of money laundering (ML) and terrorist financing (TF) threats and vulnerabilities.

06-01-2021

New Head of Economics and Monetary Policy at Danmarks Nationalbank

Danmarks Nationalbank

​Danmarks Nationalbank has appointed Thomas Harr Assistant Governor and Head of Economics and Monetary Policy. He will be taking up his new position on 1 May 2021.

05-01-2021

Foreign Exchange and Liquidity and Monthly Balance Sheet, December 2020

Danmarks Nationalbank

​In December 2020, the foreign-exchange reserve decreased by kr. 16.8 billion to kr. 439.6 billion.

10-12-2020

Banks should keep their powder dry

Danmarks Nationalbank

09-12-2020

Increased infection rates delay recovery

Danmarks Nationalbank

​Danmarks Nationalbank has updated its forecasts for the Danish economy and now expects GDP to fall by a total of 3.9 per cent in 2020, followed by a subsequent increase of 2.9 per cent and 3.3 per cent in 2021 and 2022, respectively. (Correction to numbers released earlier today).

08-12-2020

Danish kroner on new settlement platform

Danmarks Nationalbank

02-12-2020

Foreign Exchange and Liquidity and Monthly Balance Sheet, November 2020

Danmarks Nationalbank

​In November 2020, the foreign-exchange reserve decreased by kr. 5.0 billion to kr. 456.4 billion.

27-11-2020

Danmarks Nationalbank becomes owner and administrator of new Danish reference rate

Danmarks Nationalbank

17-11-2020

New editions of 500-krone banknote issued

Danmarks Nationalbank

​Danmarks Nationalbank has issued new, updated 500-krone banknotes. The new banknotes are very similar to the existing banknotes, but there are slight differences because several new security features have been added.

12-11-2020

Scandinavian central banks in new cooperation

Danmarks Nationalbank

​The central banks of Denmark, Norway and Sweden have entered into a new agreement regarding principles for central bank currency swap facilities to strengthen contingency for crisis situations and promote financial stability in the region.

03-11-2020

Foreign Exchange and Liquidity and Monthly Balance Sheet, October 2020

Danmarks Nationalbank

​In October 2020, the foreign-exchange reserve increased by kr. 5.7 billion to kr. 461.4 billion.