Heikensten likely new Riksbank governor - report

SWEDEN - Lars Heikensten currently First Deputy Riksbank Governor, is most likely to be appointed to the top rank at the Riksbank when Urban Backstrom resigns as Governor at the end of the year, Nordea wrote in its weekly market letter Friday.

The appointment will demand both professional and political merits and Heikensten appears well qualified on both counts, according to the bank.

Heikensten belonged to the group of well-educated economists working under former Finance Minister Kjell-Olof

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