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Fast Comment Norway — Registered unemployment fell in line with expectations in May

  1. Registered unemployment at 2.2 percent in May, as expected by us and consensus
  2. Still somewhat higher than anticipated by Norges Bank...
  3. ...but the deviation has narrowed, supporting a rate hike in September

Marius Gonsholt Hov, Senior Economist | maho60@handelsbanken.no

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Marius Gonsholt Hov, Senior Economist | maho60@handelsbanken.no

Fast Comment Norway — Preview: Housing prices in May, manufacturing output in April

  1. Housing prices trending higher
  2. But the supply/demand balance and higher interest rates will have a dampening effect
  3. Manufacturing output probably rose in April

Marius Gonsholt Hov, Senior Economist | maho60@handelsbanken.no

Fast Comment Norway — Credit indicator growth in line with market expectations; stable household debt growth

  1. Credit indicator growth at 6.3 percent in April, as expected
  2. Stable household debt growth
  3. Household debt growth lower than expected by Norges Bank, but housing prices on the strong side

Marius Gonsholt Hov, Senior Economist | maho60@handelsbanken.no

Morgenrapport Norge —

Marius Gonsholt Hov, Senior Economist | maho60@handelsbanken.no

Fast Comment Norway — Steady upward pace in retail spending; supports a rate hike

  1. Retail spending up 0.6 percent in April; we expected 0.5 percent (consensus 0.4 percent)
  2. Previous data revised to show a steady upward pace
  3. Supports the case for a rate hike in September

Marius Gonsholt Hov, Senior Economist | maho60@handelsbanken.no