Riksbank at odds with proposals to limit capital, analysts say

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Proposals to limit the capital that can be held on Sveriges Riksbank's balance sheet were met with scepticism today, as Swedish analysts suggested they clashed with the central bank's desire to hold adequate reserves.

The proposals, commissioned by Sweden's ministry of finance and released on January 30, suggested decreasing the Riksbank's capital from its current level of 415 billion krona ($65 billion) to 200 billion krona ($31.4 billion), not including Sweden's loan to the IMF of up to 180 bi

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