How does a central bank tackle consumer price deflation and a potential credit-driven asset bubble at the same time?
Karolina Ekholm argued for looser monetary policy for almost three years on the Swedish Riksbank’s board. Her perseverance, grounded in scholarly analysis of global trends, is now bearing fruit.
A week of riots in Stockholm has torn a hole in Sweden’s image as a beacon of social harmony.
Sweden’s central bank will need to compensate for keeping rates too high by delaying a planned tightening cycle as its actions keep inflation below target, Deputy Governor Martin Floden said.
Sweden’s central bank may be on the path toward monetary easing after naming two board members who signaled they will focus more on below-target inflation than credit growth.
As the euro region tightens its belt to draw a line under its three-year debt crisis, the architect of Sweden’s budget framework says it’s time for the Scandinavian nation to go the other way.
Zimbabwe may become the world’s first country to pass a law requiring that women hold at least 50 percent of posts in parliament and other government bodies, according to a new constitution.
Sweden risks damaging its status as a haven for international investors as opposition parties put up their biggest fight yet to block a key part of the minority government’s budget.
Jimmie Aakesson , the leader of Sweden’s anti-immigrant party, had the makeup lounge all to himself before an election-night television appearance. The reason was that a rival party head refused even to be in the same room.
Sweden’s central bank will probably keep its main lending rate unchanged at its April meeting, Riksbank Deputy Governor Barbro Wickman-Parak said.