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Transitional solution for continued access to investment services following Brexit
Today the Government will present a bill to the Riksdag to make it possible to exempt companies from the United Kingdom for a limited time from the requirement to hold a licence from Finansinspektionen (the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority) to provide investment services.
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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.
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.
Asylum seekers to have access to bank accounts
On 15 June, Sweden’s Minister for Financial Markets Per Bolund met representatives of banks and government agencies to find ways forward that will make it easier for asylum seekers to gain access to bank accounts. During the meeting, Finansinspektionen (the Swedish financial supervisory authority) presented its response to the European Banking Authority’s opinion.
IMF evaluates financial stability in Sweden
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) will visit Sweden at the invitation of the Ministry of Finance and Sveriges Riksbank both in mid-April and in August to make a special assessment of the financial sector and the public authorities’ work on financial stability, what is known as an FSAP (Financial Sector Assessment Program). The IMF’s report will take up any deficiencies and risks it may detect and propose measures to deal with them.
Bruegel visiting Stockholm
Are we moving towards a European Union where Member States integrate at different speeds? What implications can this bring about for the EU as a whole? And how should we approach such a development? These were issues discussed at a seminar on November 12, 2015, where policymakers, researchers and business representatives from different parts of Europe participated.
Guidelines for central government debt management 2016
Today the Government adopted guidelines for the management of the central government debt. The decision means a slight extension of the maturity of the central government debt; the background is that the cost advantage of short-term borrowing has decreased. Longer maturity results in less variation in the cost of the debt.
Guidelines for central government debt management in 2015
Today the Government adopted guidelines for the management of the central government debt. The actual maturity of the central government debt is retained unchanged, but the direction of the foreign currency debt is changed so that the foreign currency exposure of central government will decrease gradually over the next few years.