Norges Bank leaves policy unchanged, its benchmark lending rate staying at 1.50% following...

|By:, SA News Editor

Norges Bank leaves policy unchanged, its benchmark lending rate staying at 1.50% following December's 75 basis point cut. "Activity in the Norwegian economy is slightly higher than expected, but tensions in international financial markets have flared up again,” says Deputy Governor Jan F. Qvigstad. NORW +6.1% YTD.