Sweden

Sovereign of the year: Riksgälden

Sweden's national deficit forecast roughly trebled at the start of this year, after the central bank decided to boost its US dollar reserves. The Riksgälden publicly questioned the need for the money - but had to go through with the financing. This year…

Turning points: SEB's Torbjörn Iwarson

While many investment banks are having a tough time in commodity markets, Swedish bank SEB is going against the grain by increasing its appetite for risk. Torbjörn Iwarson, the bank’s head of commodities, talks to Jay Maroo