Swedish business outlook positive – finance chiefs

The future business climate in the country is looking strong, according to a report released Friday by one of Sweden’s largest banks.

“With this positive message from the Finanschefsindex, there is good reason to be optimistic for the economic outlook,” said Robert Bergqvist, SEB spokesman.

SEB’s Finanschefsindex is compiled from a poll of 50 finance heads of Sweden’s largest companies and took place May 9-12.

The purpose of the index is to measure the changing climate in the financial environment. Financial chiefs are strategically positioned in multinational companies, said SEB, to sense global trends.