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Fast Comment Sweden — Preview: Housing prices in November

  1. Nothing new under the sun, it seems
  2. Many newly-produced homes for sale, meaning longer selling times and lowered prices
  3. Higher incomes and employment to stimulate housing prices

Helena Bornevall, Senior Economist | hebo12@handelsbanken.se

Fast Comment Sweden — Preview of November CPI: Riksbank target reached, but underlying inflation continues to frustrate

  1. Inflation stays below the Riksbank forecast...
  2. ...But outlook for 2019 remains positive, so will it matter?
  3. More risks than usual to this November-CPI?

Johan Löf, Senior Economist | jolo22@handelsbanken.se

Fast Comment Sweden — Business sector production in October: Growth starts Q4 in surprisingly strong fashion

  1. Production growth rebound; a tentative pickup after bleak Q3
  2. Services revised upward and manufacturing appears robust
  3. Industrial orders add to our view that economic boom has more to give

Johan Löf, Senior Economist | jolo22@handelsbanken.se

Fast Comment Sweden — Negative growth in Q3 less of a concern that it might appear; expect a rebound in Q4

  1. GDP growth temporarily turned negative; outcome close to lower end of expectations range
  2. Weak headline GDP masks underlying strengths
  3. Will the Riksbank care? Perhaps. We stick with February hike

Johan Löf, Senior Economist | jolo22@handelsbanken.se

Fast Comment Sweden — Retail sales plummeted, but sentiment strong in decoupling from recent global tendency

  1. Pickup in manufacturing orders helps underpin economic sentiment
  2. Construction sector cooling as expected - no drama
  3. Puzzling drop in retail does not square with sector confidence

Johan Löf, Senior Economist | jolo22@handelsbanken.se

Fast Comment Sweden — Week ahead: negative GDP growth in third quarter? We think not, and near-term outlook is bright

  1. Strong economy, weak quarter
  2. Reasons to stay positive on third quarter growth...
  3. ...as well as the GDP outlook

Johan Löf, Senior Economist | jolo22@handelsbanken.se