Pressreleases and news

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...

Surplus for Swedish central government in October 2019

Press release 7 November 2019 Report – Central Government Borrowing

Swedish central government payments resulted in a surplus of SEK 31.9 billion in October. The Debt Office's forecast was a surplus of SEK 30.2 billion. The difference was mainly due to the Debt Office’s net lending being lower than expected.

Correction: Old news item published in error

News 4 November 2019 About the Debt Office

On Monday afternoon 4 November, an old news item "Debt Office takes ownership of Saab Parts" was sent out in error. This news item was originally published at the end of 2012. The technical problem that caused the publication error has now been corrected.

Economic slowdown and increased borrowing from 2020

Press release 23 October 2019 Central Government Borrowing, Government Debt

The Swedish economy slows and the central government budget is expected to shift to a deficit starting next year. The deficit and large bond redemptions cause the central government borrowing requirement to increase. Therefore, starting in January 2020, the Debt Office will progressively increase...

We are now launching our new website

News 21 October 2019 About the Debt Office

Today, the Swedish National Debt Office is launching a new website to better meet the needs of our target audiences. The new riksgalden.se features increased accessibility, an improved structure and more modern design.

Terms for switches in inflation-linked bond SGB IL 3102

Press release 18 October 2019 Central Government Borrowing

The Swedish National Debt Office offers switch auctions in inflation-linked bond SGB IL 3102 with the aim of decreasing the outstanding volume to around SEK 25 billion before the bond’s time to maturity is shorter than one year. The switch auctions will be held on 15, 18 and 19 of November.

Deficit for Swedish central government in September 2019

Press release 7 October 2019 Central Government Borrowing, Government Debt

Swedish central government payments resulted in a deficit of SEK 3.6 billion in September. The Debt Office's forecast was a surplus of SEK 5.0 billion. The difference was mainly due to lower tax income than expected.

Sweden appoints structuring advisor for green bond

News 3 October 2019 Central Government Borrowing

The Swedish National Debt Office has appointed SEB as structuring advisor for its green bond, which will be issued in 2020. The proceeds from the issuance will be allocated to selected budget expenditures on sustainable investments and projects.

Swedish National Debt Office proposes review of foreign currency exposure of central government debt

Press release 16 September 2019 Central Government Borrowing

Conditions for managing the central government debt have in recent years been characterised by a continued low level of debt, strained liquidity in the government securities market and an increased focus on sustainability. This is evident in the Debt Office’s proposed guidelines for central...

Surplus for Swedish central government in august 2019

Press release 6 September 2019 Central Government Borrowing, Government Debt

Swedish central government payments resulted in a surplus of SEK 30.1 billion in August. The Debt Office's forecast was a surplus of SEK 25.7 billion. Higher tax income than expected was the primary reason for the deviation from the forecast.

Update to questions and answers about MREL

News 29 August 2019 Financial stability, Deposit Insurance

In February 2017, the Debt Office published a decision memorandum on the minimum requirement for own funds and eligible liabilities (MREL). A compilation of the Debt Office’s answers to questions about specific details in the memorandum is available on our website. Today, we have published an...

New EU agreement on crisis management regulations

News 29 August 2019 Financial stability, Deposit Insurance

The EU Ministers of Finance confirmed an agreement yesterday on a revised regulatory framework for crisis management in the banking sector – the EU Crisis Management Directive.

Debt Office comments on bonds with maturities of up to 100 years

News 27 August 2019 Central Government Borrowing

In light of the currently low interest rates, also on very long-term loans, the Swedish National Debt Office is evaluating whether there are grounds and conditions for issuing bonds with longer maturities, such as 100 years.