Sweden: Selected Issues

Publication Date: August 29, 2014
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Summary: Sweden’s banking system meets most standard measures of financial soundness. But with its very large and wholesale-dependent banking sector, high and increasing household debt, and resurgent house price growth, additional measures are needed to contain mounting financial stability risks. On the supply side, this means continuing to strengthen capital and liquidity requirements. However, theoretical and empirical evidence points to a need to also limit credit demand, including through effective steps to increase the rate of mortgage amortization.
Series: Country Report No. 14/262
Subject(s): Macroprudential Policy | Labor markets | Housing | Inflation | Monetary policy | Selected Issues Papers | Sweden

Publication Date: August 29, 2014
ISBN/ISSN: 9781498318204/1934-7685 Format: Paper
Stock No: SWEEA2014002 Pages: 53
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