The Swede smell of a property boom?

Swedish property investments are proving a solid business opportunity, writes Diarmaid Condon.

14th September, 2013
Handelsbanken, Vanersborg: a 13.5 per cent IRR over six years.

Ireland has a lot more in common with Sweden than most may realise, particularly when it comes to property. In the late 1980s, Sweden endured a major credit driven boom and in the early 1990s a consequent bust. In 1992, the government guaranteed all bank deposits and creditors of the nation's 114 banks.

Asset management companies took on the problematic loans, eventually selling off shares at a profit to the state.

It sounds very familiar, apart from...

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