RTTNews - Wednesday, the latest risk survey by the Swedish central bank showed that almost half of the market participants considered that the financial crisis has peaked, although there remains significant uncertainty. Meanwhile, around one-third of respondents do not believe that the crisis has peaked.
The Riksbank report said, in the short term, developments in the Baltic nations are considered to be the most important factor for developments in the Swedish financial market, whereas for the long term, participants regard economic activity both in Sweden and globally as important factors.
A large proportion of Sweden's fixed income and foreign exchange market participants stated that their risk propensity declined over the last six months, even as this share fell compared to the previous survey in October.
At the same time, a majority of participants said their risk propensity remained largely unchanged or has increased compared to the last six months. The participants also stated that Swedish fixed income market and the foreign exchange markets have functioned poorly over the past six months, but by international comparisons, Swedish markets have performed relatively well.
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