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Results: listing 1 - 6 of 505 for “Monetary Policy”

Fast Comment US — Employment disappoints

  1. Payrolls rise by 103,000 people in March; weaker than expected
  2. Unempoyment rate unchanged at 4.1%; wage growth picks up to 2.7% (2.6%)
  3. Weak report does not alter our outlook for three more Fed hikes this year

Jes Asmussen, Chief Economist Denmark | jeas01@handelsbanken.dk

Fast Comment US — Stellar employment but wage growth declines

  1. Payrolls increased 313,000 in February - markedly above expectations
  2. Unemployment rate was unchanged at 4.1 percent due to an increase in the participation rate
  3. Wage growth declined from 2.8 percent to 2.6 percent, which will take the edge off rate hike fears and support equity markets

Jes Asmussen, Chief Economist Denmark | jeas01@handelsbanken.dk

EMU Comment — ECB takes another baby step toward tightening

  1. ECB drops easing bias
  2. Minor tweaks to verbal intervention and ECB projections

Rasmus Gudum-Sessingø, Senior Economist | ragu02@handelsbanken.dk

Fast Comment Norway — Inflation target in Norway lowered to 2.0% from 2.5%

  1. Ministry of Finance sees no argument for a higher inflation target than other countries
  2. Goes against international discussion and academic advice
  3. In practice this could lead to a flatter yield curve

Kari Due-Andresen, Chief Economist Norway | kadu01@handelsbanken.no

Fast Comment US — Fed Chairman Powell strikes a bullish tone on the economy

  1. Powell says rates can continue to rise gradually
  2. Outlook for growth remains strong, aided by fiscal policy and firmer global demand
  3. March rate increase appears to be 'a done deal'; risk of four increases this year is increasing

Jes Asmussen, Chief Economist Denmark | jeas01@handelsbanken.dk

Fast Comment Norway — Oil and gas investment survey upgrades the outlook for 2018

  1. Investments in 2018 adjusted upward
  2. Survey suggests 10 percent volume growth for oil investments in 2018
  3. Investment survey implies some upside to Norges Bank's projections

Halfdan Grangård, Senior Economist | hagr11@handelsbanken.no