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Fast Comment Sweden — Disappointment in headline sentiment data masks broad strength

  1. Consumers worry more about economic outlook
  2. October business survey a strong reading, contrasting yesterday's eurozone PMI
  3. Inflation outlook solid after more bouyant indicators

Johan Löf, Senior Economist |

Fast Comment Sweden — Riksbank monetary policy decision manoeuvres cautiously toward winter hike

  1. Keeps guidance of "December or February" timing for first hike; policy rate today maintained at -0.50 percent
  2. Genuine uncertainty about the timing of first hike remains
  3. Amid this uncertainty, we stick to our February call for now

Johan Löf, Senior Economist |

Fast Comment Sweden — Anticlimax in the making? Riksbank October decision due next week

  1. Main Riksbank scenario is unchanged repo forecast and communication
  2. We see first policy rate hike in February, but will we be forced to revert to our previous December call?
  3. Week ahead: key quarterly sentiment data to set tone for business cycle outlook

Johan Löf, Senior Economist |

Fast Comment Sweden — Unemployment has picked up but labour market still strong

  1. Third quarter unemployment higher than forecast
  2. Driven by rising labour supply
  3. If demand stays high more jobs will be created, keeping unemployment in check

Johan Löf, Senior Economist |

Fast Comment Sweden — Housing prices in September, staying on course for stabilisation

  1. Stable prices, also when heading into autumn
  2. Small dip in house prices in some regions, but overall prices are trending sideways
  3. We maintain our view of stable housing prices in the coming months

Helena Bornevall, Senior Economist |

Fast Comment Sweden — Preview: Housing prices in September

  1. Stable prices expected to continue heading into autumn
  2. Mixed signals in the housing market
  3. Strong sentiment indicators, high supply and close to a repo rate rise

Helena Bornevall, Senior Economist |