Denmark focuses on long-dated issuance amid low rates

Central bank accepts higher costs to lower interest rate risks

The National Bank of Denmark

The National Bank of Denmark is focusing on maintaining the long duration of the country's debt, it says in a document outlining its 2016 debt management strategy, published on February 24.

Danish debt is in an enviable position among developed economies. The sovereign is rated triple-A, with debt of just 22% of GDP, and since interest rates are at record lows, the government can borrow very cheaply. At short maturities, some bonds have negative yields.

In such an environment, the central bank

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