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Strategy for the Government Debt Management Policy

The overall objective of the government debt policy is to cover the central-government financing requirement at the lowest possible long-term borrowing costs, while taking the degree of risk into account. Furthermore, the aim is to facilitate the central government's access to the financial markets in the longer term and to support a wellfunctioning domestic financial market.

The strategy for management of central-government debt is agreed at quarterly meetings between the Ministry of Finance and Government Debt Management. At the meeting in December, the overall strategy for issuance and risk management for the following year is agreed upon. At the following quarterly meetings any further specifications and adjustments of the overall strategy for the year are adopted.

To support the openness and credibility of government debt policy, the government debt strategy is announced to the market immediately after the government debt meetings in June and December. The strategies are assessed on an ongoing basis in order to ensure the best possible fulfilment of the objectives and that Danish government debt management complies with international standards formulated by, among others, the World Bank, IMF and the OECD.

Last update: 03/06/2014

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