OECD Sovereign Borrowing Outlook


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Publication date
28 March 2014


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Sovereign borrowing set to fall in 2014, says OECD

28/03/2014 - Borrowing operations by OECD governments are set to decrease, as their borrowing needs continue to decline, according to a new OECD report. Net borrowing needs are projected to fall from USD 2.0 trillion in 2013 to USD 1.5 trillion in 2014, the lowest level since 2007Full text of news release | version française

This report provides updates of trends and developments associated with sovereign borrowing requirements and debt levels from the perspective of public debt managers for the OECD area and country groupings. This includes gross borrowing requirements, net borrowing requirements, central government marketable debt, funding strategies and instruments and distribution channels.


  • Executive summary
  • Sovereign borrowing overview
  • Outlook for sovereign stress
  • Central bank asset purchase programmes
  • Challenges in primary and secondary markets
  • The pros and cons of direct bidding
  • Assessing the cost effectiveness of index-linked bond issuance - A methodological approach, illustrated using UK examples
  • Methods and sources



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