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Sweden’s Currency Selloff May Be About to Save the Central Bank

As Sweden’s krona plunges to its lowest point since the financial crisis, the central bank may finally get the economic setting it needs to start raising interest rates. By – Amanda Billner & Rafaela Lindeberg Riksbank Governor Stefan Ingves and his colleagues will be watching the exchange rate closely when they meet this week to discuss monetary policy in the ...

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Sweden Faces Historic Upset in Election

Viking rock music and whole pigs roasting on spits drew thousands of Swedes to a festival hosted by nationalists poised to deliver their country’s biggest political upheaval in a century. By – Amanda Billner  The Sweden Democrats have been led since 2005 by a clean-cut and bespectacled man, Jimmie Akesson. He’s gentrified a party that traces its roots back to the ...

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Sweden’s deadly rape stats for 2017 – The highest level in a decade

The final data from 2017 show that security in Sweden has been going the wrong way in recent years. The country has seen a continued rise in reported rapes, which increased 10 percent last year and are up 35 percent over the past 10 years. The number of reported rape cases was 73 per 100,000 citizens in 2017, up 24 percent in ...

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