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Framework for sovereign green bonds in place
The Government has adopted a framework that will enable an issue of sovereign green bonds. This will be the first time sovereign green bonds have been issued in Sweden. The Swedish framework has been awarded the highest possible environmental grade by the independent reviewer.
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Guidelines for central government debt management 2019
Today the Government adopted guidelines for the management of the central government debt. The maturity steering of the nominal and inflation-linked krona debt are merged. As a result, the maturity interval of the krona debt is changed to between 4 and 6.5 years. The steering of the composition of the debt is left unchanged.
Per Bolund took part in EU conference on financing sustainable growth
The financial sector has a leading role in efforts to move towards a fossil-free society. This role and a new European Commission Action Plan were the subjects of the high-level conference on financing sustainable growth held in Brussels on 22 March, attended by Minister for Financial Markets and Consumer Affairs Per Bolund.
France and Sweden step up their collaboration on green finance to boost the transition towards low-carbon and climate-resilient economies
French Minister for Economy and Finance, Bruno Le Maire, and Swedish Minister for Financial Markets and Consumer Affairs, Per Bolund, commit to strengthen their collaboration to promote green and sustainable finance and to live up to the Paris Agreement.
Guidelines for central government debt management in 2018
Today the Government adopted guidelines for the management of the central government debt. The maturity of the debt is extended slightly, which reduces the risk at a low cost. The steering of the composition of the debt is left unchanged.
Speech by Minister for Financial Markets Per Bolund at UNPRI conference in Berlin
Berlin, 25 September 2017. Check against delivery.
Sweden’s system for combating money laundering and terrorist financing maintains high standards according to FATF
Sweden’s system for combating money laundering and terrorist financing has been evaluated by the international organisation Financial Action Task Force (FATF).
Government proposes strengthening Riksbank’s financial independence
The Ministry of Finance today submitted a proposal that would strengthen the financial independence of the Riksbank by setting down in law a targeted level for its capital. The proposal also contains rules on how the Riksbank is to be recapitalised and how dividends to the State may be paid. In addition, it clarifies that borrowing in advance for the foreign exchange reserve may only be done if there are exceptional grounds. This proposal is in line with the Committee on Finance’s report from June 2016 which had the support of all parties represented in the Riksdag.
Proposal to expand Finansinspektionen’s mandate regarding additional macroprudential tools
The Ministry of Finance proposes that Finansinspektionen should be able to take additional measures to counteract financial imbalances on the credit market. A Ministry of Finance memorandum containing proposals for new legislation is being circulated today for comment.