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Fast Comment Norway — Norges Bank on hold, but clearly signals hike in September

  1. Norges Bank kept the policy rate at 0.5 percent
  2. Outcome expected by both us and consensus
  3. The central bank clearly signals that a rate hike in September is still on

Halfdan Grangård, Senior Economist | hagr11@handelsbanken.no

Fast Comment Norway — Norges Bank to reinforce expectations of September hike

  1. Norges Bank to keep policy rate unchanged in August, in line with strategy
  2. Summer months are volatile - picture broadly in line with Norges Bank's forecast
  3. Norges Bank to indicate rate hike in September

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

Fast Comment Norway — Core inflation increases more than expected in July

  1. The CPI-ATE at 1.4 percent in July, up from 1.1 percent in June
  2. Above consensus’ and Norges Bank’s expectations
  3. Volatility is high over the summer, but inflation supports Norges Bank's strategy from June

Halfdan Grangård, Senior Economist | hagr11@handelsbanken.no

UK Comment — Bank of England hikes in line with market expectations

  1. MPC with unanimous hike
  2. Outlook broadly unchanged – conditioning path implies two more hikes by the end of 2020
  3. We believe today’s hike was the last one for the next tow to three years

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

EMU Comment — Weaker growth but higher inflation

  1. GDP growth slowed to 0.3% q-o-q in Q2 - weaker than expected
  2. Inflation rose further above the ECB's goal in July
  3. Unemployment steady at 8.3% in June

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

UK Comment — Preview Bank of England: A close call

  1. BoE surprisingly hawkish in June
  2. New data somewhat on the weak side of BoE expectations
  3. A close call in August

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