Riksbank's Persson - Sweden should join EMU

SWEDEN - Sweden should enter European Economic and Monetary Union to offset the risks of price swings and better align the economy with its chief export market, the Riksbank's deputy governor, Kristina Persson, said in a speech Tuesday.

The recent weakness and instability of the Swedish krona has been a "complication for monetary policy in recent times," especially the fact that it has not reflected economic fundamentals and has been difficult to predict, the central banker said.

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