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Government guarantee programme for companies now accepting applications

Press release 3 April 2020 Financial stability, Guarantees and Lending, Covid-19

To mitigate the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic, the Government has set up a programme for emergency economic relief that involves state guarantees for loans to companies affected by the virus outbreak. Banks now have the opportunity to participate in the guarantee programme.

The Debt Office prepares guarantee programme for Swedish companies

Press release 27 March 2020 Financial stability, Guarantees and Lending, Covid-19

The Government is authorising the Swedish National Debt Office to establish state credit guarantees for companies in Sweden that have been financially impacted by the coronavirus.

Sweden raises USD 2 billion at 0.753 % in two-year bond sale

Press release 24 March 2020 Central Government Borrowing

Kingdom of Sweden today raised USD 2 billion (approximately SEK 20.5 billion) at a yield of 0.753 per cent issuing a two-year benchmark. The bond sale is part of the Debt Office’s funding plan and the proceeds will be used to refinance loans to the Riksbank.

Debt Office receives mandate to prepare credit guarantee programme for Swedish airlines

Press release 17 March 2020 Financial stability, Guarantees and Lending, Covid-19

The Swedish National Debt Office has been tasked by the Government to take preparatory actions for issuing state credit guarantees for Swedish airlines. The guarantee programme is a measure for mitigating the economic impact of the new coronavirus.

Debt Office is well-prepared for financing crisis package

Press release 16 March 2020 Central Government Borrowing, Covid-19

The Swedish National Debt Office is well-prepared to meet the increased borrowing requirement resulting from the Government’s crisis package to mitigate the economic impact of the virus outbreak. The crisis package is funded initially by the Debt Office increasing short-term borrowing.

Surplus for Swedish central government in February 2020

Press release 6 March 2020 Central Government Borrowing, Government Debt

Swedish central government payments resulted in a surplus of SEK 58.9 billion in February. The Debt Office's forecast was a surplus of SEK 45.5 billion. Higher tax revenues than expected was the main reason behind the deviation between the forecast and outcome.

The Debt Office’s report on how banks are complying with MREL requirements – Q4 2019

News 5 March 2020 Financial stability

As of the end of the fourth quarter 2019, all banks complied with the requirements for own funds and eligible liabilities (MREL requirements) set by the Debt Office.

Central government debt continued to decline in 2019

News 21 February 2020 Central Government Borrowing, Government Debt

Today, the Swedish National Debt Office is submitting its basis for evaluation of debt management in 2019 to the Government. The year was characterised by a continued decline in the debt, still lower interest rates, strained liquidity in the government bond market and an increased focus on...

Terms for switches to new government bond SGB 1062

Press release 21 February 2020 Central Government Borrowing

The Swedish National Debt Office introduces a new ten-year government bond, SGB 1062, in March 2020. The Debt Office will issue SEK 2 billion in an initial auction and then offer switches to SGB 1062 for a total of SEK 4 billion.

Deficit in central government budget as economy slows

Press release 18 February 2020 Central Government Borrowing

The slowdown in the economy is becoming increasingly evident, and withdrawals of capital investments from tax accounts weigh on the budget balance. Altogether, the central government budget shifts to a deficit this year. The Debt Office’s plan to increase bond borrowing remains unchanged.

Terms for switches to inflation-linked bond SGB IL 3114

Press release 13 February 2020 Central Government Borrowing

The Swedish National Debt Office will offer switches to government bond SGB IL 3114 from SGB IL 3104 and SGB IL 3109 during the period 20 March–24 March. The total volume offered of SGB IL 3114 is SEK 5 billion.

Deficit for Swedish central government in January 2020

Press release 7 February 2020 Central Government Borrowing, Government Debt

Swedish central government payments resulted in a deficit of SEK 3.0 billion in January. The Debt Office's forecast was a deficit of SEK 2.3 billion. A lower primary balance than expected was offset by lower net lending to government agencies.

Central government surplus of SEK 112 billion in 2019

Press release 10 January 2020 Central Government Borrowing, Government Debt

Swedish central government payments, as well as the central government budget balance, resulted in a surplus of SEK 112 billion for 2019. The Debt Office's forecast from October was a surplus of SEK 113 billion.

New Board of Directors for the Swedish National Debt Office

News 19 December 2019 About the Debt Office

The Government has appointed three new members of the Board of Directors of the Swedish National Debt Office starting in January. Three current Board members will leave the Board when their appointments are completed.

Annual decisions taken on planning for crisis management of Swedish banks

Press release 18 December 2019 Financial stability

Nine Swedish institutions currently conduct operations that are critical to the financial system. This has been established by the Swedish National Debt Office in its annual decisions on plans for managing Swedish banks and other institutions in crisis.

Terms for switches to inflation-linked bond SGB IL 3114

Press release 12 December 2019 Central Government Borrowing

The Swedish National Debt Office introduces a new inflation-linked bond – SGB IL 3114 X% 1 Jun 30 – in February 2020. The auction details and the coupon will be published on Thursday 30 January 2020 at 16.20.

Surplus for Swedish central government in November 2019

Press release 6 December 2019 Central Government Borrowing, Government Debt

Swedish central government payments resulted in a surplus of SEK 25.2 billion in November. The Debt Office's forecast was a surplus of SEK 16.9 billion. The difference was mainly due to higher tax income during the month than expected.

Debt Office leaves foreign currency exposure unchanged

News 3 December 2019 Central Government Borrowing, Government Debt

The Swedish National Debt Office, in accordance with the current guidelines for central government debt management, will stop buying foreign currency for the purposes of reducing the currency exposure of the debt.

The Debt Office publishes information on how banks are meeting requirements

News 29 November 2019 Financial stability

For the first time, the Swedish National Debt Office is publishing a report on how Swedish banks comply with their requirements for own funds and eligible liabilities (MREL). These liabilities can be written down or converted into equity if the Debt Office manages a bank in crisis through...

Foreign currency exposure of the central government debt remains unchanged

News 14 November 2019 Central Government Borrowing, Government Debt

The Swedish Government issued a decision today on the guidelines for central government debt management. In accordance with the Swedish National Debt Office’s proposal, the foreign currency exposure of the debt is to be left unchanged and the term to maturity steered towards a combined target for...