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Christine Lagarde, president of the European Central Bank, says Sweden’s monetary policy reversal does not mean that the ECB will follow suit. Photograph: John Thys/AFP/Getty Images.

It is the biggest monetary policy experiment of modern times. One that has divided economists, central bankers and politicians. But now that Sweden ha(...)

Swedish and EU flag outside the Swedish Parliament. Stockholm on Wednesday sold 1.5 billion Swedish krona (€140 million) of government bonds with an average yield of minus 0.295 per cent

Sweden has joined the club of countries that have sold 10-year debt at a negative yield in a sign of how the dramatic rally in the global fixed-income(...)

Central banks around the world have only begun grappling with the potential benefits and challenges arising from digital currencies

Sweden’s Riksbank is debating whether to become the first significant central bank to issue a digital currency as it responds to an increasing move aw(...)

Stefan Ingves, governor of Sweden’s central bank. The Riksbank has come in for heavy criticism from the likes of Paul Krugman, the Nobel prize-winning economist, for favouring rate increases in 2010 and 2011 to stem what it saw as a nascent housing bubble rather than tackling falling inflation. Photograph: Bloomberg,
Sweden cuts interest rates

Sweden’s central bank has cut interest rates by 0.5 basis points as it tries to head off the threat of deflation amid intense international scrutiny o(...)