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UK Comment — Dovish BoE remains on hold

  1. Policy left unchanged; the decisions were unanimous
  2. Weaker global growth and Brexit uncertainty had led to further slowing of UK economy
  3. The BoE likely to remain on hold ahead

Kari Due-Andresen, Chief Economist Norway | kadu01@handelsbanken.no

Fast Comment Norway — Norges Bank hikes policy rate but lowers policy rate path

  1. Policy rate hiked to 1.5 percent, with a 40 percent probability of another hike next year
  2. Solid domestic economy, but weaker foreign factors and domestic inflation trend
  3. The policy rate has now finally reached its peak

Kari Due-Andresen, Chief Economist Norway | kadu01@handelsbanken.no

Fast Comment Sweden — Hesitant housing prices

  1. HOX Valueguard housing prices flat in August, as positive trend stalls
  2. Full-year 2019 still on track to register a price rise
  3. Upbeat mood in housing market remains, with stabilisation not yet affected by poor macroeconomic news

Johan Löf, Senior Economist | jolo22@handelsbanken.se

Morgenmelding Danmark —

Rasmus Gudum-Sessingø, Senior Economist | ragu02@handelsbanken.dk

Morgenrapport Norge —

  1. Fed kuttet som ventet renten med 25 basispunkter; men signaliserer ikke at det er flere kutt på trappene
  2. Inflasjonen falt mer enn ventet i Storbritannia; vi forventer at BoE sitter i ro frem til en avklaring rundt brexit
  3. I forkant av den mest spennende renteannonseringen fra NB på lenge, venter vi at renten holdes i ro

Halfdan Grangård, Senior Economist | hagr11@handelsbanken.no

UK Comment — UK inflation easing markedly in August

  1. CPI inflation down to 1.7% and core CPI inflation down to 1.5 percent in August
  2. Inflation below market expectations, but roughly in line with the BoE forecast
  3. We expect the BoE to sit perfectly still tomorrow

Kari Due-Andresen, Chief Economist Norway | kadu01@handelsbanken.no