Norway central bank leaves key rates unchanged

NORWAY - Norges Bank, the Norwegian central bank, Wednesday left its key deposit rate unchanged at 6.50%, in line with market expectations.

At the same time, the central bank stuck to a neutral policy stance, as it did at last month's policy meeting.

The other key rate, the overnight lending rate, was also left unchanged at 8.50%.

"According to Norges Bank's assessment, with an unchanged interest rate ahead, the probability that inflation two years ahead will be higher than 2.5% is the same as t