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Fast Comment Norway — Norges Bank serves up a well-signalled rate hike and brings the next one forward

  1. Norges Bank hikes the policy rate to 1,00 percent and brings next hike forward
  2. Domestic activity and NOK pulling up while international factors and wage growth pulling down
  3. Norges Bank moves closer to our expectation

Halfdan Grangård, Senior Economist | hagr11@handelsbanken.no

Fast Comment Norway — Housing prices sideways in February (S.A.), Oslo recorded a second consecutive month of positive growth

  1. Housing prices sideways in February; Oslo up 0.3 percent (seasonally adjusted)
  2. Prices have risen faster than assumed by Norges Bank over the last few months
  3. Supports our case for a rate hike in March

Halfdan Grangård, Senior Economist | hagr11@handelsbanken.no

Danish Comment — Danske nøgletal - uge 6: Nationalbanken ventes at have interveneret (lidt) igen

  1. Valutareserven ventes at være faldet med ca. 4 mia. kr. i januar som følge af fortsat - om end mere begrænset - intervention fra Nationalbanken
  2. Industriproduktionen ventes at være faldet med 1,5% m/m i december
  3. Vareeksporten ventes at være faldet med 2% m/m i december, mens vi venter en lille stigning i importen

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

Fast Comment Norway — Registered unemployment continues to move sideways; well in line with Norges Bank's projections

  1. Unemployment at 2.6/2.4 percent, unadjusted/seasonally adjusted
  2. In line with Norges Bank’s and our expectation
  3. Neutral to the key policy rate path

Halfdan Grangård, Senior Economist | hagr11@handelsbanken.no

UK Comment — Bank of England in Brexit wait-and-see mode

  1. Policy rate unchanged at 0.75%; QE program also unchanged
  2. BoE says future monetary policy will depend on Brexit and could be in either direction
  3. We believe Brexit will force the BoE to stay on hold for the next two years

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

Fast Comment Sweden — Riksbank monetary policy decision

  1. Dovish hike, but the Riksbank board is not unified in its decision
  2. Krona strengthens after opinions were split ahead of the December announcement
  3. We change our forecast to 0.0 percent at year-end 2019; risk for no hike at all

Johan Löf, Senior Economist | jolo22@handelsbanken.se