Riksbank Bergstrom: Scope for easier policy

Deputy Governor of the Sveriges Riksbank Villy Bergstrom said in a speech on Friday 26 March that the latest Swedish economic data show that there is "some scope" to ease monetary policy further.

Bergstrom said that the moderate wage increases included in the wage deals reached so far this year helped increase leeway for monetary policy.

"This year's wage bargaining rounds, which cover the greater part of the private sector and the entire central government sector, are in full swing," he said.