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Statement from the NBS Bank Board's 3rd meeting of 2016

The Bank Board of Národná banka Slovenska today (26 January) held its 3rd meeting of 2016, chaired by Jozef Makúch, the NBS Governor.

The Bank Board took note of NBS’s January 2016 Monthly Bulletin, which will be published on NBS’s website. This issue introduces GDP nowcasts for the near term as a new regular feature of the Monthly Bulletin. These forecasts are based on monthly figures and will also be published separately on the website.

The Bank Board took note of the update of NBS’s December 2015 Medium-Term Forecast (MTF-2015Q4U) and approved its Opinion on MTF-2015Q4U. Both texts will be published on NBS’s website.

The Bank Board approved a Decree of Národná banka Slovenska on the submission of statements, reports, summaries, and other disclosures by insurance undertakings that are not subject to a separate regime and by reinsurance undertakings.

The Bank Board approved the January 2016 Quarterly Commentary on Macroprudential Policy.

The Bank Board decided to set the countercyclical capital buffer rate at … %.

The Bank Board approved the announcement of the issuance of a €20 silver collector coin featuring the historical preservation area of Banská Bystrica.

The euro collector coin, weighing 33.63 g and measuring 40 mm in diameter, was designed by Michal Gavula and has been produced by the Kremnica Mint from an alloy containing 92.5% silver and 7.5% copper. The coin is due to go on sale in March 2016.

Martina Solčányiová
NBS Spokesperson

National Bank of Slovakia
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