Immediately, the Norwegian Central Financial institution introduced that it’s going to increase the official rate of interest by 25 foundation factors to 4%, which is the twelfth improve since September 2021 and the best stage because the monetary disaster in 2008, and it’s prone to increase the rate of interest once more subsequent September.
The choice to lift rates of interest comes after the announcement of reassuring and optimistic information on inflation and the restoration of the native foreign money, in response to “SPA”.
Norway’s sovereign wealth fund, the world’s largest, reported a revenue of 1,501 billion kroner ($143 billion) within the first half of the yr, supported by the power of inventory markets and the weak spot of the krone.
The fund can also be the world’s largest single investor within the inventory market.
“The fund’s investments in shares witnessed a powerful efficiency within the first half (of 2023), after its weak spot in 2022. The return on inventory investments reached 13.7% throughout this era,” he mentioned in a report.