Ministry of Finance
The Ministry of Finance is responsible for issues concerning central government finances, including coordination of the central government budget, forecasts and analyses, tax issues, and management and administration of central government activities. The Ministry is also responsible for matters concerning financial markets and consumer legislation.
News from Ministry of Finance
Swedish economy still strong
Sweden demonstrates continued economic strength, with positive and stable growth, reduced unemployment and substantially strengthened public finances with a surplus also this year. This is the message from Minister for Finance Magdalena Andersson as she presents the Ministry of Finance’s latest economic and public finances forecast today.
Inquiry to promote the market for green bonds
The Government has appointed an inquiry to identify ways to promote the market for green bonds. “There is a great deal of demand for investments in green bonds. We want to look into how the market can be developed to facilitate investments that can build a sustainable World", says Minister for Financial Markets and Consumer Affairs Per Bolund.
Strategy for sustainable consumption
How can consumption be made more sustainable? What can be done to make it easier for consumers to make climate-smart choices? These are some of the questions in focus in the Government’s strategy for sustainable consumption. The aim is for the strategy to contribute to environmentally, socially and economically sustainable consumption.
Guidelines for central government debt management 2017
Today the Government adopted guidelines for the management of the central government debt. Its decision means that the maturity of the central government debt is extended slightly. Doing so reduces the risk in the central government debt at a low cost. The steering of the composition of the central government debt is left unchanged.
Broad political agreement on expanded mandate for Finansinspektionen
Following broad political discussions with the centre-right parties and the Left Party, the Government has agreed to expand the ability of Finansinspektionen (the Swedish financial supervisory authority) to take measures to counteract financial imbalances on the credit market, e.g. with regard to household indebtedness.
Review of surplus target completed
Today, the Government received the parliamentary inquiry report ‘A review of the surplus target’ (SOU 2016:67), led by Jens Henriksson. The Inquiry proposes, among other things, that the level of the surplus target be amended to 0.33 per cent of GDP, that follow-up of the surplus target is tightened and that the framework be supplemented with a debt anchor.
IMF review of the economic situation in Sweden completed
A team from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) visited Sweden in autumn 2016 to conduct its annual review, or Article IV consultation, of the economic situation in Sweden and has now published its results. A complete report will be discussed by the IMF board in November 2016 and subsequently published.
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