Sveriges Riksbank Archives - The Industry Spread

New challengers on the mortgage market

January 16, 2020

A new Economic Commentary describes the development of these new players in Sweden and draws comparisons with mortgage markets in other countries.

Repo rate raised to zero per cent

December 20, 2019

Inflation has been close to the Riksbank’s target of 2 per cent since the start of 2017, and the Riksbank assesses that conditions are good for inflation to remain close to the target going forward. Therefore, in line with the assessment in October, the Executive Board has decided to raise the repo rate from –0.25 per cent to zero per cent. The forecast for the repo rate is unchanged, and the repo rate is expected to remain at zero per cent in the coming years.

Opinion still divided on the functioning of the fixed-income market

December 3, 2019

Opinion remains divided on how the fixed-income market is functioning, but more participants consider that the market generally functions poorly or very poorly than consider that it functions well. This is shown by the Riksbank’s Financial Markets Survey conducted in October