Swedish firms' borrowing surges
TT/The Local · 4 Jul 2007, 11:04
Published: 04 Jul 2007 11:04 GMT+02:00
The survey, carried out by ALMI Företagspartner, a state-owned body promoting business and entrepreneurship, covered the views of 150 bank managers.
Six out of ten of those interviewed said they expected higher interest rates and many anticipate a significant rise.
"The Swedish economy is really turning over and the demand for labour is high. The fact that banks are less optimistic about continued lending at the same time as loans are at record levels could be a signal that we have reached the top of a boom," wrote Lars Mårdbrant, information director at ALMI, in a press statement.