STOCKHOLM Sweden's central bank kept key policy unchanged on Tuesday and forecast the benchmark repo rate would remain at zero in coming years, showing little sign of being in a hurry to tighten monetary conditions despite a rapid recovery from the pandemic.
STOCKHOLM Magdalena Andersson is favourite to become Sweden's prime minister when her Social Democrat colleague Stefan Lofven steps down in November, but major challenges face the current finance minister if she is to keep the top job longer than a few months.
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STOCKHOLM, Aug 26 Sweden's economy is recovering
strongly, but the government will continue to boost spending in
its upcoming budget to support the upturn and enhance long-term
competitiveness, Finance Minister Magdalena Andersson said on
Sweden's economy has bounced back rapidly from the effects of
the COVID-19 crisis, surpassing its pre-pandemic size during the
quarter, ahead of most of the rest of Europe.
STOCKHOLM Sweden's Social Democrats will pick a new leader in November to replace Prime Minister Stefan Lofven, needing to find a flag-bearer who can convince voters the party can stop a tide of gang violence and restore the welfare state after the pandemic.
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) -Sweden's caretaker Prime Minister Stefan Lofven was handed the task of forming a new government on Thursday after the country's right-wing opposition leader said he had failed to secure enough parliamentary votes to become premier himself.
* Riksbank says inflation pressure "moderate" but rising
STOCKHOLM Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven resigned on Monday, handing the speaker of its split parliament the task of finding a new government to deal with the continuing COVID-19 pandemic.
STOCKHOLM For years, Jimmie Akesson travelled Sweden talking to tiny far-right crowds, belting out nationalist anthems with the pop group Adorable Kids and being frozen out of mainstream politics.
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) -Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven's hopes of surviving a political crisis looked slightly brighter on Wednesday after his allies in the Centre Party said they would drop a contested proposal for rent reform.