From Budget Shock to Surplus: Sweden's Handling the Refugee Boom

But negative rates and sound governance also help

MALMOE SWEDEN - Around two hundred people gathered in the Swedish city of Malmoe in February to demonstrate for human rights and the rights of refugees.

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Sweden is doing well: gross domestic product is expanding twice as fast as the euro zone’s and its budget deficit is shrinking more rapidly than expected. 

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