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Fast Comment Sweden — Housing prices in August indicate that stabilisation continues

  1. Sideways trend continues after small monthly price rise
  2. Significant house price rise in a couple of regions
  3. Elevated supply to gradually dampen ahead, easing downward pressure on housing prices

Johan Löf, Senior Economist |

Fast Comment Sweden — Inflation in August strengthens our forecast for Riksbank hike

  1. Inflation marginally lower than Riksbank forecast, as we had expected
  2. Stripping out noisy components, underlying inflation is well behaved, pointing to upswing ahead
  3. We stick to our forecast for a Riksbank hike in February 2019

Johan Löf, Senior Economist |

Fast Comment Sweden — Downgrade of GDP growth in last few years; revisions in updated National Accounts

  1. Second quarter GDP growth revised down slightly q-o-q, compared to preliminary accounts
  2. But substantial downgrades to 2016 and 2017
  3. Overall outlook appears intact as underlying details remain quite strong

Johan Löf, Senior Economist |

Fast Comment Sweden — Preview: Housing prices in August

  1. Signs of small price movements in August
  2. The housing market continues to chug along
  3. Regional differences likely to continue

Helena Bornevall, Senior Economist |

Macro Comment Sweden — Political deadlock after inconclusive election

With almost a dead heat between the two blocs after Sunday's parliamentary elections, everything indicates that the process of forming a government will be protracted and complicated. Although the political situation looks to remain uncertain in the coming weeks, it is difficult to see this having a major impact on financial markets or the near-term macroeconomic outlook. However, it is a concern that the next government will probably not command enough support in parliament to really get to grips with some of Sweden's most pressing structural challenges.

Anders Bergvall, Senior Economist |

Fast Comment Sweden — Energy prices soar, still depressed core? Preview of August inflation

  1. Slight disappointment for the Riksbank is on the cards
  2. But CPIF inflation underpinned by persistent energy price rise, that will not turn around anytime soon
  3. Swedish GDP: look beyond consumption roller coaster of second and third quarter

Johan Löf, Senior Economist |