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Global Macro Forecast - Global economy on shaky ground

  • A downturn is imminent
  • Time for politicians to step up
  • Interest rates remain low


Global Konjunkturprognos - Världsekonomin på skakig grund


  • Nu vänder konjunkturen ned
  • Upp till bevis för politikerna
  • Räntorna förblir låga

Christina Nyman

Head of Forecasting

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Fast Comment Norway — Preview: labour market statistics and retail spending

  1. Small changes to overall unemployment; we expect fairly stable LFS and registered unemployment rates
  2. Whopping decline in retail sales in December, but probably some payback in January
  3. We expect retail sales rose by 1 percent m-o-m in January

Marius Gonsholt Hov, Senior Economist |

Fast Comment Sweden — Week ahead: GDP back on its feet, but economic sentiment to cool further

  1. GDP not showing a technical recession, we forecast
  2. Economic sentiment in gradual descent
  3. Stay alert on shaky retail sales

Johan Löf, Senior Economist |

EMU Comment — Finally an increase in PMI

  1. First increase in PMI in six months
  2. Service sector recovers, but German manufactures even more downbeat
  3. Somewhat comforting for the ECB

Rasmus Gudum-Sessingø, Senior Economist |

Fast Comment Norway — Oil and gas survey: Downwardly revised 2019-estimates; also signalling a drop in 2020

  1. Downwardly revised estimates for 2019
  2. Petroleum investments reported to drop significantly in 2020
  3. At face value, weaker than expected by Norges Bank

Marius Gonsholt Hov, Senior Economist |

Fast Comment Sweden — Inflation disappoints, adding to Riksbank worries ahead of April meeting

  1. Inflation well short of expectations
  2. But volatile components explain most of our forecast error - partly temporary?
  3. For the time being, we stick to our view of decent inflation developments in 2019

Johan Löf, Senior Economist |