Artwork showing the designs of new folding Swedish krona, or kronor, currency notes due to be issued in 2014 stands on display at the Riksbank in Stockholm, Sweden. (Photographer: Casper Hedberg/Bloomberg)

Swedes Less Optimistic Over Economy Ahead of First Rate Hike

(Bloomberg) -- Swedes have become less upbeat about the economy for the second month in a row, just as the central bank gets closer to raising its key interest rate for the first time in seven years.