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Fast Comment Sweden — Preview: House prices in April (Wednesday)

  1. A quiet April?
  2. The index mainly captures developments in the larger cities
  3. Dampened demand for new production, but need for construction still exists

Helena Bornevall, Senior Economist |

Fast Comment Sweden — Inflation in April: The last scare before focus shifts back to upward trend

  1. Outcome fully in line with expectations
  2. Further signs of firm underlying inflation
  3. We stick to our forecast of a rate hike in December from the Riksbank

Johan Löf, Senior Economist |

Fast Comment Sweden — Preview of April inflation: Close to target, but somewhat lower than March

  1. Last underlying inflation scare before upward trend is rediscovered
  2. Growth peak might be behind us, but the level of activity will stoke inflation lastingly
  3. Risks to April inflation estimate includes - you guessed it - air fares!

Johan Löf, Senior Economist |

Fast Comment Sweden — Last week's data digest and preview of March business sector production

  1. Retail sales catching up with the sector's relatively optimistic sentiment
  2. Cost pressure firming, but last week sent mixed signals
  3. Production growth expected to have shone brightly in March, but clouds are forming on the horizon

Johan Löf, Senior Economist |

Fast Comment Sweden — Riksbank monetary policy decision: Fully in line with our expectations

  1. No repo rate change, but first rise delayed
  2. Changes in the communication, both on the krona and on preparedness to adjust policy
  3. We expect the first rate rise in December

Johan Löf, Senior Economist |

Fast Comment Sweden — April sentiment indicators

  1. Manufacturing confidence resurgent
  2. Consumer sentiment not particularly upbeat
  3. Labour shortage remains elevated

Johan Löf, Senior Economist |