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Recent Economic Developments and CNB Monetary Policy

Presentation by CNB Governor Jiří Rusnok delivered at the HSBC Global Emerging Markets Forum on 13 October 2021. (pdf, 634 kB)

Supervisory stress tests again prove that banks and insurance companies are resilient

In September, the Czech National Bank completed this year’s round of supervisory stress tests of banks and insurance companies. Their results demonstrated that the two sectors are still prepared to withstand a deterioration in economic conditions. The tests used data as of the end of 2020.

CNB changes capital buffer mitigating risks associated with systemically important institutions

The CNB will newly mitigate risks associated with the systemic importance of financial institutions by setting the capital buffer for other systemically important institutions (hereinafter the “O-SII buffer”) instead of the currently used systemic risk capital buffer (hereinafter the “SRB buffer”). The CNB sets the O-SII buffer for five institutions in the range of 0.5%–2.5% of their total risk exposure. This change is based on the transposition of the CRD V directive into Czech law.

The CNB’s approach to setting the capital buffer for other systemically important institutions: Past and present

This article presents the CNB’s approach to setting the capital buffer and describes the changes to that approach caused by the transposition of CRD V into Czech law.

CNB Board decisions

Transcript of the questions and answers from the press conference

CNB versus coronavirus

The CNB is taking steps to support an economy hit by the coronavirus epidemic. You will find a comprehensive overview of everything that might interest you in connection with the coronavirus and the CNB at a special website.

Visit special website

Key rates

0.50%

Discount Rate

1.50%

2W Repo Rate

2.50%

Lombard Rate

0.50%

CCyB
Rate

Inflation

4.9%

September 2021

CNB current forecast

3.0%

Inflation
2021

2.8%

Inflation
2022

3.5%

GDP
2021

4.1%

GDP
2022

Golden Rules for Bureau-de-Change Clients

  1. Change money only at designated bureaux de change. Before changing money, carefully read all the information given on the exchange rate list.
  2. The terms “purchase and sale of foreign currency” and the corresponding exchange rates, i.e. the information about the direction of the exchange, are given from the bureau de change’s perspective...

More about ten golden rules

CNB resumes operation of services at its branches

  • All branches and regional offices of the Czech National Bank will return to full operation, five days a week, from Monday, 14 December 2020.
  • The standard opening hours for CNB clients and the public will be Monday to Friday from 7.30 am to 2.00 pm, with a lunch break from 11.30 am to 12.30 pm.
  • Before your visit, you can check the opening hours for each of our offices on the CNB website (Prague, Brno, Ostrava, Plzeň, Hradec Králové, České Budějovice and Ústí nad Labem).