Heikensten - Policy could move in either direction

SWEDEN - The first deputy governor of Sweden's Riksbank, Lars Heikensten, on Tuesday noted that inflation should fall to target levels in the long-term, but near-term uncertainties mean monetary policy could either be eased or tightened in the months ahead.

In the text of a speech in Stockholm, Heikensten said, "In many respects the situation is unusually difficult to assess. It is easy to see that developments could quickly take a different turn from the main scenario. That in turn could led