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Sweden's economy projected to grow as inflation eases and rates drop

EditorNatashya Angelica
Published 01/24/2024, 12:42 AM

STOCKHOLM - Sweden is poised for economic improvement in the latter half of the year, as the country anticipates easing inflation and real wage increases. Handelsbanken, a major Swedish bank, projects that the nation's GDP growth will accelerate, forecasting a 2.4% rise in 2025. This optimistic outlook is supported by the Riksbank's, Sweden's central bank, plan to lower interest rates, with the first rate cut possibly occurring as early as June.

The Swedish government is gearing up for expansive fiscal measures to bolster the economy. These measures include considerable reforms designed to support municipalities, households, and public investments. A significant focus of these reforms will be on climate initiatives and infrastructure development, reflecting Sweden's commitment to environmental sustainability and long-term economic growth.

Despite the high cost of living impacting the housing market, the anticipated rate adjustments by the Riksbank are expected to alleviate household financial stress. This is a welcome development for Swedes who have been facing economic pressures.

Sweden's fiscal strength, characterized by low national debt, provides the government with the flexibility to implement these expansive fiscal policies. This strong fiscal position is a key factor enabling the country to navigate through economic challenges with a proactive approach.

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