PRESS RELEASE FROM THE CENTRAL BANK OF ICELAND
The Central Bank of Iceland has come to an agreement with market makers in the foreign exchange market, as well as with several other financial undertakings, concerning temporary foreign exchange arrangements designed to facilitate international trade.
Foreign exchange transactions will take place in accordance with the Central Bank’s guidelines concerning modifications in currency outflow. The foreign exchange arrangements will involve daily auctions that will be indicative of the exchange rate of the Icelandic króna with respect to foreign currencies. The exchange rate in the auction will be determined by supply and demand for currency.
Results of the currency auction held October 15, 2008
The following are the results of the auction, which was held with the participation of market makers in the foreign exchange market, financial institutions, and the Central Bank:
Exchange rate for the auction: 150.0 EURISK
Total volume: EUR 25,000,000
Highest bid: 160.0 EURISK
Lowest offer: 149.50 EURISK
The next auction will be held on October 16, 2008.
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