|Economy||Measure Code||Measure||Currency Code||Amount (Local)||Amount (USD)||Source||Post Date||Details|
|Finland||01||01 - Liquidity Support||EUR||2,000,000,000||2,212,389,381|
|Finland||01A||01A - Short-term lending||EUR||2,000,000,000||2,212,389,381||IMF. https://www.imf.org/en/Topics/imf-and-covid19/Policy-Responses-to-COVID-19 (accessed 15 April 2020).||
March, (i) EUR1 billion of the Bank of Finland's liquidity support by investing in short-term Finnish corporate commercial paper; (ii) EUR1 billion for the State Pension Fund investments in commercial paper.
|Finland||01B||01B - Support policies for short-term lending||EUR|
|Finland||01C||01C - Forex operations||EUR|
|Finland||02||02 - Credit creation||EUR||86,080,000,000||95,221,238,938|
|Finland||02A||02A - Financial sector lending/funding||EUR|
|Finland||02B||02B - Support policies for long-term lending||EUR||82,000,000,000||90,707,964,602||IMF. https://www.imf.org/en/Topics/imf-and-covid19/Policy-Responses-to-COVID-19 (accessed 15 April 2020); KPMG. https://home.kpmg/xx/en/home/insights/2020/04/finland-government-and-institution-measures-in-response-to-covid.html (accessed 16 April 2020).||
(i) EUR52 billion in lending capacity due to the 1 ppt reduction in the structural buffer requirements of all credit institutions by removing the systemic risk buffer and adjusting institution-specific requirements; (ii) EUR30 billion in lending capacity due to the decisions of the macroprudential supervisors of other countries.
|Finland||02C||02C - Loan guarantees||EUR||4,080,000,000||4,513,274,336||IMF. https://www.imf.org/en/Topics/imf-and-covid19/Policy-Responses-to-COVID-19 (accessed 15 April 2020); Finnvera. https://www.finnvera.fi/finnvera/uutishuone/uutiset/finnve (accessed 18 May 2020); MInistry of Finance, Finland. https://vm.fi/artikkeli/-/asset_publisher/valtioneuvosto-myonsi-valtiontakausjarjestelyn-finnairin-lainalle (accessed 24 May 2020); Ministry of Finance. https://vm.fi/artikkeli/-/asset_publisher/valtio-takaa-tyollisyysrahaston-lainoja (acccessed 19 June 2020); DBEI. https://dbei.gov.ie/en/News-And-Events/Department-News/2020/July/14072020.html (accessed 16 July 2020).||
(i) Mar 20, EUR600 million of state guarantee for Finnair. On May 20, the fund was finally established for a maximum loan guarantee fund of EUR540 million (the EU Commission authorized only a 90% guarantee on loan, nevertheless, added in the amounts column is the EUR600 million, the total loans available under this fund) ; (ii) EUR600 million of state guarantee for shipping companies; (iii) No amount/estimate: May 7, Finnvera (official export credit agency) increased its guarantee share for SME loans from 80% to 90%; (iv) June 11, EUR880 million, state guarantee for loans and interest from the Employment Fund; (v) July 14, The new COVID-19 Credit Guarantee Scheme (CGS) amounting to EUR2 billion will make low cost loans available to businesses impacted by the pandemic. It will ensure that SMEs, primary producers and small Mid-Caps can access liquidity to keep their businesses operating, as the economy continues to reopen and more and more people get back to work. It will be available for a wide range of products including overdrafts, term loans and working capital .
|Finland||03||03 - Direct long-term lending||EUR||14,200,000,000||15,707,964,602|
|Finland||03A||03A - Long-term lending||EUR||14,200,000,000||15,707,964,602||IMF. https://www.imf.org/en/Topics/imf-and-covid19/Policy-Responses-to-COVID-19 (accessed 18 May 2020).||
(i) EUR 14.2 billion (increased from EUR10 billion) to expand Finland’s Export Credit Agency's lending and guarantee capacity to small and medium enterprises; (ii) no amount/estimate: March 20, easier re-borrowing of pension contributions allowed.
|Finland||03B||03B - Forbearance||EUR|
|Finland||04||04 - Equity support||EUR||710,500,000||785,951,327||MEE. https://tem.fi/artikkeli/-/asset_publisher/ensimmaiset-valtionavustukset-kunnille-yksinyrittajien-tukemiseksi (accessed 3 May 2020); https://vm.fi/en/article/-/asset_publisher/10616/hallitus-paatti-vuoden-2020-neljannesta-lisatalousarvioesityksesta (accessed 9 June 2020); European Sting. https://europeansting.com/2020/06/10/state-aid-commission-approves-e286-million-finnish-measure-to-recapitalise-finnair/ (accessed 15 June 2020); Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment of Finland. https://tem.fi/artikkeli/-/asset_publisher/nordfuel-oy-n-haapaveden-biojalostamohankkeelle-24-5-miljoonaa-euroa-uusiutuvan-energian-suurten-demohankkeiden-investointitukea (accessed 19 June 2020).||
(i) June 6, Further capital funding of EUR250 million is proposed for Tesi (Finnish Industry Investment Ltd), to increase equity financing for companies ; (ii) June 6, Capital funding of EUR 150 million is proposed for strengthening the balance sheet of Finnish Minerals Group ; (iii) June 10, The EU Commission approved Finland's plans to contribute to the recapitalisation of Finnair, amounting to EUR286 million through the subscription of new shares by the State in the rights issue launched by Finnair on 10 June 2020 in the context of the coronavirus outbreak ; (iv) June 15, EUR24.5 million of investment support for NordFuel Oy's Haapevesi biorefinery project for large renewable energy demo projects .
|Finland||05||05 - Health and income support||EUR||27,930,900,000||30,897,013,274|
|Finland||05A||05A - Health support||EUR||1,005,000,000||1,111,725,664||IMF. https://www.imf.org/en/Topics/imf-and-covid19/Policy-Responses-to-COVID-19 (accessed 21 April 2020).||
March 20, (i) EUR1 billion for healthcare and testing, protection and medical equipment, public safety and border controls, and research on the coronavirus epidemic, in particular to develop methods for rapid diagnostics and vaccines and a knowledge base for timely decision-making on coronavirus measures, (especially on the exit strategy; (ii) EUR5 million contribution to international non-profit companies working on the development of a COVID-19 vaccine.
|Finland||05B||05B - Income support||EUR||26,925,900,000||29,785,287,611||IMF. https://www.imf.org/en/Topics/imf-and-covid19/Policy-Responses-to-COVID-19#F (accessed 9 May 2020); MEE. https://tem.fi/artikkeli/-/asset_publisher/ensimmaiset-valtionavustukset-kunnille-yksinyrittajien-tukemiseksi (accessed 3 May 2020); https://vm.fi/en/article/-/asset_publisher/10616/hallitus-paatti-vuoden-2020-neljannesta-lisatalousarvioesityksesta (accessed 9 June 2020); Ministry of Social Affairs and Health. https://stm.fi/en/article/-/asset_publisher/tyottomyysetuuden-suojaosaa-korotetaan-ja-liikkuvuusavustuksen-ehtoja-muutetaan-valiaikaisesti (accessed 19 June 2020); Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment of Finland. https://tem.fi/en/-/hallitus-esittaa-jatkoa-toimille-joilla-on-tuotu-turvaa-ja-joustoa-tyomarkkinoille-korona-aikana (accessed 25 June 2020); Finnish Government. https://valtioneuvosto.fi/en/-/1410877/government-supports-the-recovery-and-development-of-tourism-with-additional-funding-of-eur-4.5-million (accessed 5 July 2020); Valtioneuvosto Statsradet. https://valtioneuvosto.fi/-/valtioneuvosto-antoi-asetuksen-meriliikenteen-tukemisesta (accessed 14 July 2020). Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment of Finland. https://tem.fi/-/lisamaararahaa-jaettiin-elyille?languageId=en_US (accessed 3 September 2020); Valtioneuvosto Statsradet. https://valtioneuvosto.fi/en/-/10616/government-reaches-agreement-on-fifth-supplementary-budget-proposal-for-2020 (accessed 19 September 2020). Valtioneuvosto Statsradet. https://valtioneuvosto.fi/en/-/1410877/temporary-amendments-to-business-development-aid (accessed 17 October 2020). Valtioneuvosto Statsradet. https://valtioneuvosto.fi/en/-/1410877/regions-to-receive-over-eur-100-million-for-coronavirus-recovery-efforts (accessed 24 October 2020).||
March 20, (i) EUR1.05 billion (increased from EUR900 million) in lower pension contributions through the remainder of 2020; (ii) EUR650 million for grants to SMEs and self-employed; and (iii) EUR3 billion for expanded parental allowance, social assistance and unemployment insurance; (iv) EUR4.5 billion in tax and pension payment deferrals; (v) EUR12 billion in increase in fiscal deficit from automatic stabilizers (4-5.0) percentage points of GDP; (vi) April 20, EUR250 million grants for sole proprietors for the cost of running business; (vii) EUR40 million to support restaurants in employing workers and EUR83 million compensation for the imposed restrictions on activities; (viii) EUR5.1 billion (which is part of the fourth supplementary budget of 6 June amounting to EUR 5.5 billion) focusing on aid to municipalities and measures supporting quick economic recovery. This stimulus package is aimed at boosting demand, improving Finland’s long-term growth prospects, combating climate change, promoting biodiversity, and reinforcing the entire country’s capabilities, resilience, self-sufficiency, and skills and competences. The package also includes measures supporting local government that are intended to secure basic services and alleviate the challenges for local government finances resulting from the virus crisis. The supplementary budget proposal also includes a set of measures to support the wellbeing of children and young people; (ix) No amount/estimate: June 11, The exempt amount of the unemployment benefit will be temporarily raised. Eligibility for commuting and relocation allowance for full-time work will be temporarily amended by decreasing the distance required for daily commuting. The aim is to improve the financial security of unemployed persons when they take part-time work or other short-term work in a situation where full-time work is not yet available. Another aim is to help people find full-time work or seasonal work critical for agriculture ; (x) No amount/estimate: June 5, The Government proposes to continue the measures that have secured the livelihoods of jobseekers and entrepreneurs and helped businesses to overcome the worst of the crisis. The measures concern lay-offs and co-operation procedures; the right of laid-off employees and entrepreneurs to unemployment benefit; and start-up funding; (xi) July 1, EUR4.5 million fund to develop tourism in regions (EUR4 million) and domestic campaign to promote domestic tourism (EUR0.5 million) ; (xii) EUR28.4 million compensation for maritime transport; (xiii) August 27, the Government decided in its fourth supplementary budget for 2020 on the regional allocation of employment appropriations for the management of the coronavirus crisis. A total of EUR60 million was allocated to the Centres for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment (Ely Centres). The appropriations will be mainly used for employment services and training for young people as well as for the development of competencies through training and coaching in cooperation with businesses; (xiii) September 3, The government published a fifth supplementary budget proposal for 2020 which included EUR60 million basic income support for persons who have received basic social assistance during the period of restrictions, if they continue to continue to receive basic social assistance during the payment period in autumn 2020 ; (xiv) No amount/estimate: October 15, the Government has enabled the granting of business development aid in the form of so-called temporary state aid for a maximum of EUR 800,000 per company; (xv) October 22, Regions to receive over EUR100 million for coronavirus recovery efforts in projects related to: development of the operating environment, business development, RDI activities, preservation and creation of jobs, prevention of youth unemployment and labour market mismatch, and development of skills .
|Finland||06||06 - Budget reallocation||EUR|
|Finland||07||07 - Central bank financing government||EUR|
|Finland||07A||07A - Direct lending and reserve drawdown||EUR|
|Finland||07B||07B - Secondary purchase: government securities||EUR|
|Finland||08||08 - International Assistance Received||EUR|
|Finland||08A||08A - Swaps||EUR|
|Finland||08B||08B - International loans/grants||EUR|
|Finland||08B1||08B1 - Asian Development Bank||EUR|
|Finland||08B2||08B2 - Other||EUR|
|Finland||09||09 - International Assistance Provided||EUR||5,500,000||6,084,071|
|Finland||09A||09A - Swaps||EUR|
|Finland||09B||09B - International loans/grants||EUR||5,500,000||6,084,071||IMF. https://www.imf.org/en/Topics/imf-and-covid19/Policy-Responses-to-COVID-19 (1 May 2020).||
The Finnish Government agreed to increase funding for the World Health Organization (WHO) to EUR5.5 million .
|Finland||10||10 - No breakdown||EUR|
|Finland||11||11 - Other Economic Measures||EUR||Finnish Government. https://valtioneuvosto.fi/en/-/1271139/amendments-to-pharmaceutical-legislation-aim-to-ensure-availability-and-sufficiency-of-medicines- (accessed 18 July 2020).||
Amendments to pharmaceutical legislation to allow Ministry of Social Affairs and Health has the right to temporarily restrict or authorise the prescription and dispensing of medicines intended for treating infectious diseases .
|Finland||12||12 - Non-Economic Measures||EUR||IMF. https://www.imf.org/en/Topics/imf-and-covid19/Policy-Responses-to-COVID-19 (1 May 2020); IMF. https://www.imf.org/en/Topics/imf-and-covid19/Policy-Responses-to-COVID-19#C (acccessed 13 August 2020); IMF. https://www.imf.org/en/Topics/imf-and-covid19/Policy-Responses-to-COVID-19#C (accessed 3 October 2020); https://www.imf.org/en/Topics/imf-and-covid19/Policy-Responses-to-COVID-19#C (accessed 10 October 2020); IMF. https://www.imf.org/en/Topics/imf-and-covid19/Policy-Responses-to-COVID-19#C (accessed 31 October 2020); IMF. https://www.imf.org/en/Topics/imf-and-covid19/Policy-Responses-to-COVID-19#C (accessed 28 November 2020).||
March 16, the government invoked the Emergency Powers Act, which was used to close borders, restrict domestic movements, and expand service obligations of essential health-, social services-, and security personnel. Restrictions to and from the region of Helsinki were lifted on April 14. On May 4, the government announced a plan to lift broad restrictions in favor of more targeted containment measures, including: on May 14, resumption of primary and lower secondary school and cross-border movement of essential traffic; on June 1, reopening of restaurants and public facilities and limits on public gatherings increased from 10 to 50 people; on July 31, resumption of public events with more than 500 people. Effective June 16, the government repealed the use of powers under the Emergency Powers Act, declaring that the country is no longer in a state of emergency. Barring any significant setbacks, the restrictions on gatherings will be lifted altogether on October 1. On June 23, the government announced the lifting of internal border control and restrictions on traffic between Finland and countries with similar incidence of COVID-19 with a limit value of 8 new cases per 100,000 persons in the previous 14 days. As of July 13, travel between Finland and non-EU countries on the ‘green list’ approved by the Council of the European Union will be permitted subject to restrictions which depend on the incidence of COVID-19. On August 13, the government adopted resolutions on recommendations for wearing face coverings and face masks, and for remote work. On August 18, the government reinstated travel restrictions on traffic between Finland and several countries based on their 14-day incidence rates. This is in addition to entry restrictions for three countries introduced on August 6. The government adopted on September 11 a decision to continue internal border checks and restrictions on border traffic, which entered into force on September 19 and will continue through October 18. The government also adopted a resolution on a hybrid strategy for cross-border traffic and travel which requires a rapid increase in cross-border testing capacity and analysis by 10,000 tests/day. This would allow a more flexible approach to border restrictions. On September 24, the government reintroduced travel restrictions between Finland and several Schengen area countries. The government has imposed new restrictions starting October 22 on the opening and licensing hours of food and beverage service businesses. The government has imposed new restrictions starting October 8 on the opening and licensing hours of food and beverage service businesses. As of November 20, restrictions on the activities of food and beverage service businesses in five regions will continue due to their epidemiological conditions. On November 19, the government decided to extend till December 13 the entry restrictions into Finland due to the acceleration of the COVID-19 epidemic elsewhere. The government continues to recommend that Finnish citizens and residents avoid unnecessary travel to high-risk countries [update].
|Japan||01||01 - Liquidity Support||JPY||99,500,000,000,000||927,368,350,975|
|Japan||01A||01A - Short-term lending||JPY||99,500,000,000,000||927,368,350,975||IMF. https://www.imf.org/en/Topics/imf-and-covid19/Policy-Responses-to-COVID-19 (accessed 27 May 2020); OECD. https://www.oecd.org/coronavirus/en/ (accessed 24 April 2020); BOJ. https://www.boj.or.jp/en/announcements/release_2020/k200427a.pdf (accessed 1 May 2020). BOJ. https://www.boj.or.jp/en/announcements/release_2020/k200522a.pdf (accessed 26 May 2020). BOJ. https://www.boj.or.jp/en/announcements/release_2020/k200616b.pdf (accessed 16 June 2020).||
(i) No amount/estimate: Targeted liquidity provision through special funds-supplying operation to provide loans to financial institutions to facilitate financing of corporates. On May 22, the BOJ stated it is providing ample yen and foreign currency funds without setting upper limits including the conduct of the U.S. dollar funds-supplying operations. As of June 16, JPY60 trillion has been provided under special funds-supplying operations. (ii) March 16, An increase in the annual pace of the Bank of Japan’s (BOJ) targeted purchases of commercial paper with an upper limit of JPY2 trillion. On April 27, the maximum amount of additional purchases of commercial paper was increased to JPY7.5 trillion. (iii) May 22, JPY30 trillion for a new fund-provisioning measure to support financing of SMEs.
|Japan||01B||01B - Support policies for short-term lending||JPY||IMF. https://www.imf.org/en/Topics/imf-and-covid19/Policy-Responses-to-COVID-19 (accessed 6 May 2020); BOJ. https://www.boj.or.jp/en/announcements/release_2020/k200427a.pdf (accessed 1 May 2020); https://www.boj.or.jp/en/announcements/release_2020/rel200508e.pdf (accessed 12 May 2020). https://www.boj.or.jp/en/announcements/release_2020/rel200508e.pdf (accessed 11 June 2020). BOJ. https://www.boj.or.jp/en/announcements/release_2020/rel200909a.pdf (accessed 9 September 2020). BOJ. https://www.boj.or.jp/en/announcements/release_2020/rel201009a.pdf (accessed 28 October 2020). BOJ. https://www.boj.or.jp/en/announcements/release_2020/rel201109a.pdf (accessed 12 November 2020).||
No amount/estimate: (i) Banks have been allowed to draw down the stock of high-quality liquid assets below the minimum liquidity coverage ratio requirement. (ii) April 27, The Bank of Japan (BOJ) strengthened its special funds-supplying operations by (a) expanding the range of eligible collateral to private debt in general, including household debt, and (b) increasing the number of eligible counterparties (to mainly include member financial institutions of central organizations of financial cooperatives). (iii) May 8, Decreased the Benchmark Ratio used to calculate the Macro Add-on Balance in financial institutions' current account balances at the BOJ (to which 0% interest rate is applied) for the May 2020 reserve maintenance period from 32.5% to 30%. On June 9, Decreased the Benchmark Ratio to 28.5% for the June 2020 reserve maintenance period. On July 9, the Benchmark Ratio increased to 31.5% for the July 2020 reserve maintenance period. On August 7, the benchmark ratio decreased to 29.0% for the August 2020 reserve maintenance period. On September 9, the benchmark ratio decreased further to 24.0% for the September 2020 reserve maintenance period. On October 9, the benchmark ratio declined to 20.5% during the October 2020 reserve maintenance period. On November 9, the benchmark ratio declined to 15% during the November 2020 reserve maintenance period.
|Japan||01C||01C - Forex operations||JPY||IMF. https://www.imf.org/en/Topics/imf-and-covid19/Policy-Responses-to-COVID-19 (accessed 6 May 2020).||
No amount/estimate: (i) The exchange rate has been allowed to adjust flexibly. (ii) See (i) May 22 in Measure 1A.
|Japan||02||02 - Credit creation||JPY||10,500,000,000,000||97,862,991,811|
|Japan||02A||02A - Financial sector lending/funding||JPY||10,500,000,000,000||97,862,991,811||IMF. https://www.imf.org/en/Topics/imf-and-covid19/Policy-Responses-to-COVID-19 (accessed 6 May 2020); OECD. https://www.oecd.org/coronavirus/en/ (accessed 19 May 2020). BOJ. https://www.boj.or.jp/en/announcements/release_2020/k200427a.pdf (accessed 26 May 2020).||
March 16, An increase in the annual pace of the Bank of Japan’s (BOJ) targeted purchases of corporate bonds with an upper limit of JPY3 trillion, respectively. On April 27, the maximum amount of additional purchases of corporate bonds was increased to JPY7.5 trillion.
|Japan||02B||02B - Support policies for long-term lending||JPY||IMF. https://www.imf.org/en/Topics/imf-and-covid19/Policy-Responses-to-COVID-19 (accessed 6 May 2020); BOJ. https://www.boj.or.jp/en/announcements/release_2020/k200427a.pdf (accessed 1 May 2020).||
No amount/estimate: (i) The government expanded the volume of concessional loan facilities (interest free without collateral) primarily for micro, small, and medium enterprises affected by COVID-19 through the Japan Finance Corporation and other institutions; (ii) The government will also enhance access to loans with the same conditions from local financial institutions, such as local banks; (iii) To support borrowers during this period of stress, the Financial Services Agency has reassured that banks can assign zero risk weights to loans guaranteed with public guarantee schemes, use their regulatory capital as needed to support funding of affected businesses, and draw down their capital conservation and systemically important bank buffers to support credit supply; (iv) April 27, In relation to Measure 1B, the BOJ applied a positive interest rate of 0.1 percent to the outstanding balances of current accounts held by financial institutions at the Bank that correspond to the amounts outstanding of loans provided through special funds-supplying operation.
|Japan||02C||02C - Loan guarantees||JPY||Nikkei Asian Review. https://asia.nikkei.com/Economy/Nissan-s-record-loan-guarantee-spotlights-lack-of-transparency?utm_campaign=RN%20Free%20newsletter&utm_medium=JP%20update%20newsletter%20free&utm_source=NAR%20Newsletter&utm_content=article%20link&del_type=4&pub_date=20200908090000&seq_num=2&si=02106253 (accessed 8 September 2020).||
No amount/estimate: As of July 2020, loan guarantees from the Japan Finance Corp. for JPY130 billion in emergency response loans extended by the Development Bank of Japan to Nissan Motor between March and July.
|Japan||03||03 - Direct long-term lending||JPY|
|Japan||03A||03A - Long-term lending||JPY||IMF. https://www.imf.org/en/Topics/imf-and-covid19/Policy-Responses-to-COVID-19 (accessed 6 May 2020)||
Concessional loans from public and private financial institutions (included in the amount of the Emergency Economic Package Against COVID-19; see Measure 5).
|Japan||03B||03B - Forbearance||JPY|
|Japan||04||04 - Equity support||JPY||12,180,000,000,000||113,521,070,501||IMF. https://www.imf.org/en/Topics/imf-and-covid19/Policy-Responses-to-COVID-19 (accessed 6 May 2020); OECD. https://www.oecd.org/coronavirus/en/ (accessed 6 May 2020).||
An increase in the annual pace of the Bank of Japan’s purchases of Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) and Japan-Real Estate Investment Trusts (J-REITs) up to about JPY12 trillion (2.2% of GDP) and JPY180 billion (0.03% of GDP), respectively.