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Results: listing 1 - 6 of 540 for “Monetary Policy”

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

EMU Comment — ECB: "Continuous confidence with increasing caution"

  1. The end of asset purchases is a fact
  2. Risks are still broadly balanced
  3. ECB delivered a vague dovish signal

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

Fast Comment Norway — Norges Bank keeps policy rate at 0.75 percent, as expected, and lowers policy rate trajectory slightly

  1. The two planned interest rate hikes in 2019 intact, while one hike is removed from the period 2020-21
  2. International factors pull down, while domestic factors pull slightly up
  3. We believe all hikes after 2019 eventually will be postponed

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