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Press releases for period March 2020

25. 03. 2020 | Press Release of the NBS
The Slovak economy is heading for a recession due to the coronavirus pandemic and will then recover strongly
We expect the Slovak economy to contract this year by between 4.5% and 9.4% The recession may temporarily put between around 75,000 and 130,000 people in Slovakia out of work The uncertainty an... More
25. 03. 2020 | Press Release of the NBS
The Slovak economy is heading for a recession followed by a strong recovery (Q&As)
QAs Národná banka Slovenska Why scenarios and not a standard forecast? Exceptional situations require unconventional approaches. Národná banka Slovenska (NBS) is presenting the result... More
23. 03. 2020 | Press Release of the NBS
Strong messages, laser projected on National Bank’s building
Strong messages: “solidarity”, “face mask suits you”, “together we’ll make it”, “staying at home” laser projected on National Bank’s building giving people hope and courage in times of coronavirus... More
20. 03. 2020 | Information for Public
Coronavirus: Postponement of start of sales of €10 silver collector coin (Andrej Sládkovič)
As a consequence of measures taken to counter the coronavirus pandemic, Národná banka Slovenska announces that it is postponing for an indefinite period the start of sales of the €10 silver collec... More
19. 03. 2020 | Press Release of the ECB
ECB announces €750 billion Pandemic Emergency Purchase Programme (PEPP)
The Governing Council decided the following: (1) To launch a new temporary asset purchase programme of private and public sector securities to counter the serious risks to the monetary policy ... More
18. 03. 2020 | Press Release of the EIOPA
EIOPA statement on actions to mitigate the impact of Coronavirus/COVID-19 on the EU insurance sector
Background The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA), in close communication and cooperation with the other European Supervisory Authorities and the European Systemic Risk... More
17. 03. 2020 | Information for Public
NBS announces temporary closure of public counters and filing office
As part of the measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), the public counters and filing office at the NBS headquarters building are closed from Monday 16 March 2020 until further n... More
16. 03. 2020 | Information for Public
Coronavirus: NBS suspending postal replies to financial consumers
As part of its measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus, Národná banka Slovenska will from 16 March, until further notice, not be replying to financial consumers’ complaints and enquires sinc... More
13. 03. 2020 | Press Release of the NBS
NBS and financial sector response to the coronavirus pandemic
Coordinated action of the central bank and financial sector to ensure the operationality of commercial banks and provision of customer services Temporary easing of regulatory rules ... More
12. 03. 2020 | Press Release of the ECB
Monetary policy decisions
At today's meeting the Governing Council decided on a comprehensive package of monetary policy measures: (1) Additional longer-term refinancing operations (LTROs) will be conducted, temporaril... More

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