Minor changes in the guidelines for central government debt management

11 November 2010 - Press release

The Government today decided the guidelines for central government debt managment to be unchanged

Due to strong government finances the government sees no reason to change the debt policy in the current situation.

However, the Government has decided on some minor changes in the guidelines:

Control of the maturity of the inflation-linked debt will be made more flexible by stating the benchmark for the maturity as an interval instead of a fixed value (8-10 years instead of 8.7 years.

The nominal krona debt´s maturity will be shortened from 3.2 to 3.1 years for operational reasons. The Debt Office will thus be given more latitude in handling unforeseen swings in the government borrowing requirement. The mandate for strategic positions in the krona exchange rate is unchanged at SEK 50 billion.