Swedish Finance Minister Anders Borg Low Economic Growth Rate Forecast for Sweden Share Published måndag 4 augusti 2008 kl 10.14 The Swedish minister of finance says the new lower economic forecast for this Nordic nation does not worry him – and that the Swedish economy is basically sound. He blames the low growth rate on the sluggish international economy. Our journalism is based on credibility and impartiality. Swedish Radio is independent and not affiliated to any political, religious, financial, public or private interests. Find out more about how we work (in Swedish).