Riksbank's general council backs extra dividend

SWEDEN - The General Council of Sweden's Riksbank Friday presented a proposal to the Swedish parliament recommending that an additional SEK20 billion of the central bank's net income for 2001 be transferred to the Treasury.

A majority of members on the General Council, mainly Social Democrat and Left Party politicians, supported the extra dividend payment but a minority of Moderates and Christian Democrats entered a reservation against the decision, a Riksbank statement said.

The General Counci

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