Riksbank needs a capital injection, says governor

Swedish central bank estimates it would need close to Skr80 billion

Erik Thedéen
Erik Thedéen

Sveriges Riksbank needs a capital injection to comply with the central bank’s law, governor Erik Thedéen told the Swedish parliament on October 24.

In 2022 the central bank recorded a loss of over Skr80 billion ($7.2 billion). This contributed to an overall negative result of Skr-18 billion.

The new central bank law that came into force this year establishes a target level for the Riksbank’s equity of Skr60 billion, and a floor of Skr40 billion. The law says the central bank must submit a

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