The latest economic forecast from Eesti Pank expects the economy to grow by 3% this year, and by about 2% in the next two years. As demand for labour subsides in the cooling economy, wages are expected to rise more slowly from next year. The years of high inflation have also ended.
The Bank of Estonia PSPP holdings are available for securities lending. The counterparties eligible for this lending are trading counterparties who have relevant agreements (GMRA agreements) with the Bank of Estonia.
The Eesti Pank reserves allow the central bank to remain independent of the government and ensure that it has sufficient capital to cover any possible losses. More broadly, the reserves help ensure confidence in the monetary system of the euro area and underpin the stability of the Estonian... more
Estonia joined the euro area at the beginning of 2011. In the euro area, the Eurosystem is responsible for the implementation of the single monetary policy. The Eurosystem consists of national central banks (NCBs) in the euro area and the European Central Bank (ECB) in Frankfurt. As a Eurosystem... more
Governor of Eesti Pank and member of the Governing Council of the European Central Bank Ardo Hansson says there is no reason to hope that interest rates on loans will forever remain as low as they are now.
- The central banker believes that the Estonian economy is already simmering... more