Rosenberg favourite to head Riksbank

Sweden's Riksbank deputy governor Irma Rosenberg is favourite to succeed Lars Heikensten and become the first woman to lead the world's oldest central bank, a survey by Bloomberg found.

The bank's General Council will appoint the new governor in coming weeks following Heikensten's announcement that he will leave. Seven out of eight analysts and investors surveyed by Bloomberg on Monday 3 October said Rosenberg, 60, is likely to get the job. One economist expects First Deputy Governor Eva Srejb