Already branded a "sadomonetarist" by Nobel laureate Paul Krugman, the 62-year-old governor of Sweden's central bank cut rates to a record low of minus 0.50 percent, ignoring criticism from analysts and reservations within his own board.
Swedish Bank Move Creates a Global Shudder
New York Times
Why Sweden's Negative Deposit Rate Isn't as Scary as It Looks
Wall Street Journal (blog)