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Fast Comment Sweden

Fast Comment Sweden — Highest CPIF inflation reading since December 2010

  1. CPIF inflation: 1.9 percent in December (1.6 in November)
  2. CPI inflation: 1.7 percent in December (1.4 in November)
  3. Highest CPIF reading since December 2010

Anders Brunstedt, Economist | anbr42@handelsbanken.se

Fast Comment Sweden — Stronger retail sales in November; higher than expectations

  1. Retail sales growth strengthens to 3.6 percent (from 2.5 percent in October)

Anders Brunstedt, Economist | anbr42@handelsbanken.se

Fast Comment Sweden — Unchanged repo rate in December, as expected

  1. Repo rate unchanged at -0.50 percent, as expected
  2. Unchanged repo rate path, as expected
  3. QE extension: SEK 30bn in H1 2017, as expected

Anders Brunstedt, Economist | anbr42@handelsbanken.se

Fast Comment Sweden — Unexpectedly upbeat Swedish confidence in December

  1. Particularly strong manufacturing confidence - likely overblown
  2. Overall confidence is high due to manufacturing; also overblown, most likely
  3. Private services barometer is stronger; could brighten employment outlook

Anders Brunstedt, Economist | anbr42@handelsbanken.se

Fast Comment Sweden — Slightly lower unemployment rate in November

  1. SA unemployment rate: 6.8 percent in November (6.9 percent in October)
  2. Slow trend decrease in unemployment

Anders Brunstedt, Economist | anbr42@handelsbanken.se

Fast Comment Sweden — November consumer price inflation as expected

  1. Inflation reading supports our view that the Riksbank will not touch the repo rate next week
  2. 'Core services' (excl. housing) inflation in November was 2.4 percent
  3. CPIF inflation rose to 1.6 percent in November (from 1.4 percent in October)

Anders Brunstedt, Economist | anbr42@handelsbanken.se