Measures in response to financial turmoil
Times of turmoil and high uncertainty in financial markets are often characterised by large price fluctuations and reduced liquidity. This means that it can be both more difficult and more expensive for financial agents to make necessary financial transactions and obtain the funding they need. When there are frictions in financial markets, this in turn can lead to severe consequences for the economy.
Financial stability measures
To counter serious shocks in the financial system in Sweden and to ensure that it can maintain its basic functions, the Riksbank has several ways it can supply liquidity to the system.
Read more: Managing a financial crisis
Measures for monetary policy purposes
In the event of financial turmoil or crisis, the Riksbank can also take general liquidity measures for monetary policy purposes.
Read more: Complementary monetary policy measures