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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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Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden sign Memorandum of Understanding on significant branches
The Finance Minister of Norway and Finland, the Minister for Business of Denmark and the Minister for Financial Markets and Consumer Affairs of Sweden sign Memorandum of Understanding in order to facilitate the cooperation regarding cross-border banking groups containing one or more significant branches.
Speech by Minister for Financial Markets Per Bolund at Singapore Fintech Festival - RegTech Forum
Singapore, 18 November 2016. Check against delivery.
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.
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.