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Fast Comment Sweden

Fast Comment Sweden — Unemployment in August

  1. Unemployment surprises on the downside and falls below the trend
  2. Positive employment trend is waning; unemployment moving sideways
  3. Growth data helps explain lower labour market momentum

Johan Löf, Senior Economist | jolo22@handelsbanken.se

Fast Comment Sweden — Inflation in August

  1. Inflation still above the Riksbank's 2 percent target; marginal upside surprise
  2. Surprise driven by core inflation
  3. An even stronger foundation for the Riksbank to move toward a less expansionary policy

Johan Löf, Senior Economist | jolo22@handelsbanken.se

Fast Comment Sweden — Riksbank monetary policy decision

  1. The Riksbank on hold, as widely expected
  2. Cautious decision not to drive krona stronger
  3. Upward revision in medium-term inflation a sign of upcoming changes in policy stance

Johan Löf, Senior Economist | jolo22@handelsbanken.se

Fast Comment Sweden — August sentiment indicators

  1. Confidence indicators easing sligthly, roughly in line with our estimates
  2. The MCI edges down, in line with previous PMI outcomes
  3. But the ETI still points to a bright GDP outlook

Johan Löf, Senior Economist | jolo22@handelsbanken.se

Fast Comment Sweden — July retail trade

  1. Retail growth roughly in line with our estimate, but on the strong side compared to consensus

Johan Löf, Senior Economist | jolo22@handelsbanken.se

Fast Comment Sweden — Unemployment in July

  1. Unemployment spikes above the recent trend
  2. Job openings bode for further disappointing unemployment readings ahead
  3. Lacklustre unemployment data less of a challenge for the Riksbank than the government?

Johan Löf, Senior Economist | jolo22@handelsbanken.se