Riksbank starts corporate bond purchases

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Sveriges Riksbank started buying corporate bonds today (September 14) as part of the quantitative easing programme it has implemented to tackle the Covid-19 crisis.

It is the first time the Swedish central bank has purchased this asset. The programme is designed to buy Skr10 billion ($1.1 billion), with bond purchases running until June 30, 2021.

Some critics have argued the programme comes too late, as financial markets have stabilised and corporate bond spreads have narrowed.

“The situation

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