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Fast Comment US — CPI data keep inflation jitters alive

  1. Core CPI surprised on the upside with an increase of 0.3% m-o-m; consensus: 0.2% m-o-m
  2. Keeps the possibility of more aggressive Fed tightening alive
  3. Expect USD and yields to rise and stocks to fall

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

CPI-ATE clearly undershoots expectations in January —

  1. CPI-ATE at 1.1 percent in January, down from 1.4 percent in December
  2. Clearly weaker than Norges Bank's estimate of 1.4 percent
  3. Air fares and clothing and shoes pulled down the y-o-y rate

Halfdan Grangård, Senior Economist | hagr11@handelsbanken.no

Fast Comment US — Fed leaves rates on hold, door open for March hike

  1. Fed leaves rates on hold as expected
  2. Minor tweaks to press statement - door open for March hike
  3. Further upside to market rates

Claes Måhlén, Chief Strategist | clma02@handelsbanken.se

EMU Comment — Stronger confidence and minimum verbal intervention

  1. Stronger confidence in a rise in inflation
  2. Draghi made the minimum verbal intervention
  3. March meeting probably more interesting

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

Fast Comment Norway — No new signals from Norges Bank

  1. Unanimous decision to leave policy rate unchanged at 0.5 percent, in line with December strategy
  2. Board concludes there is not enough new information to change assessment

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

Fast Comment US — Government shutdown still unresolved

  1. Efforts to end government shutdown continue
  2. Economic impact of short-lived shutdown should be limited
  3. Larger, more serious issues loom

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