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Table 26. Nominal interest rates for NOK. Average (per cent annum) 1-month 3-month 12-month NIDR NIBOR NIDR NIBOR NIDR NIBOR 1999 March 7.4 7.3 7.1 6.9 6.1 5.9 April 7.2 7.1 6.8 6.6 5.9 5.7 May 7.2 7.0 6.9 6.7 6.0 5.8 June 6.9 6.7 6.7 6.5 6.2 6.0 July 6.6 6.5 6.5 6.4 6.2 6.1 August 6.5 6.3 6.3 6.1 6.3 6.1 September 6.2 6.0 6.2 6.0 6.1 6.0 October 6.0 5.8 6.5 6.4 6.3 6.1 November 5.9 5.8 6.3 6.2 6.1 6.0 December 6.2 6.1 6.1 6.0 6.2 6.0 2000 January 5.9 5.8 6.0 5.9 6.2 6.1 February 5.9 5.8 6.1 5.9 6.4 6.3 March 6.0 5.9 6.2 6.0 6.6 6.5 Interest rate on Interest rate on banks' over- banks' sight night loans in deposits with Norges Bank Norges Bank 1999 March 9.0 7.0 April 8.9 6.9 May 8.5 6.5 June 8.3 6.3 July 8.0 6.0 August 8.0 6.0 September 7.9 5.9 October 7.5 5.5 November 7.5 5.5 December 7.5 5.5 2000 January 7.5 5.5 February 7.5 5.5 March 7.5 5.5 Note: NIDR = Norweigian Interbank Deposit Rate, a pure krone interest rate NIBOR = Norweigian Interbank Offered Rate, constructed on the basis of currency swaps

Source: Norges Bank

Table 27. Short-term interest rates(1) for key currencies in the euro-market (per cent per annum)

DEM DKK FIM FRF GBP JPY 1999 March .. 3.3 .. .. 5.3 0.1 April .. 3.0 .. .. 5.2 0.1 May .. 3.0 .. .. 5.3 0.1 June .. 3.0 .. .. 5.1 0.1 July .. 3.1 .. .. 5.1 0.1 August .. 3.1 .. .. 5.2 0.1 September .. 3.1 .. .. 5.4 0.1 October .. 3.6 .. .. 6.0 0.2 November .. 3.7 .. .. 5.8 0.3 December .. 3.6 .. .. 6.0 0.4 2000 January .. 3.6 .. .. 6.1 0.1 February .. 3.9 .. .. 6.1 0.1 March .. 4.1 .. .. 6.2 0.1 Interest rate differential SEK USD ECU/ NOK/ECU(2) NOK/DEM EURO(3) NOK/EURO(3) 1999 March 3.1 4.9 3.0 3.7 .. April 2.9 4.9 2.6 3.8 .. May 3.0 4.9 2.5 4.0 .. June 3.0 5.1 2.6 3.8 .. July 3.1 5.2 2.6 3.6 .. August 3.2 5.4 2.7 3.3 .. September 3.1 5.5 2.7 3.2 .. October 3.7 6.1 3.3 2.9 .. November 3.7 6.1 3.4 2.6 .. December 3.5 6.1 3.4 2.4 .. 2000 .. January 3.6 6.0 3.4 2.3 February 4.0 6.1 3.5 2.3 .. March 4.1 6.2 3.7 2.1 .. (1) Three-months rates, monthly average of daily quotations.

(2) Interest-rate differential between NOK and the theoretical ECU.

(3) From January 1999

Source: OECD and Norges Bank

Table 28. Effective yields on Norwegian bonds(1) (per cent per annum)

3-year 5-year 10-year Govt. Private Govt. Private Govt. Private 1999 March 4.9 5.8 4.8 5.8 4.9 5.9 April 4.6 5.6 4.6 5.5 4.7 5.7 May 4.9 5.6 4.9 5.7 5.0 5.8 June 5.3 5.8 5.4 6.0 5.4 6.3 July 5.7 5.8 5.7 6.2 5.8 6.5 August 5.8 6.2 5.8 6.4 6.0 6.8 September 5.7 6.2 5.8...

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