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Fast Comment Norway — Retail spending up 1.8 percent in April, well above expectations

  1. Retail spending up 1.8 percent in April, above consensus at 0.3 percent and our estimate at 0.8 percent
  2. Making up for a surprisingly weak trend earlier this year
  3. Rate hike in June, and we also stress an increased probability of a third hike during H2

Marius Gonsholt Hov, Senior Economist | maho60@handelsbanken.no

Fast Comment Norway — Preview: registered unemployment and retail spending

  1. Registered unemployment trending lower, although the decline in April was probably a bit exaggerated
  2. Retail spending probably rebounded a bit further in April, but overall trend still tame
  3. Overall, figures are supporting Norges Bank's arguments for a rate hike in June

Marius Gonsholt Hov, Senior Economist | maho60@handelsbanken.no

Fast Comment Sweden — Week ahead: GDP recoils after the growth spurt toward the end of last year

  1. GDP growth cooling, but Q1 in isolation expected to be an overstatement of this trend
  2. For the near-term GDP outlook, housing investment is key - more hard data tomorrow!
  3. In other news, retail sales and economic sentiment indicators are also easing, we expect

Johan Löf, Senior Economist | jolo22@handelsbanken.se

Fast Comment Norway — Still weak trend in retail spending; LFS unemployment higher than expected by NB

  1. Retail sales up 0.6 pct in Mar, following a severe drop in Feb; slightly negative pace in Q1
  2. LFS unemployment unchanged at 3.8 pct in Feb, higher than anticipated by NB
  3. We still believe it is too soon for Norges Bank to hike its policy rate in Jun; we stick to Sep

Marius Gonsholt Hov, Senior Economist | maho60@handelsbanken.no

Fast Comment Sweden — Green shoots early this year - March retail sales surprise somewhat to the upside

  1. Retail sales growth trend picking up
  2. But April can go either way with possible Easter effects
  3. We forecast healthy household consumption this year, including OK retail sales growth

Johan Löf, Senior Economist | jolo22@handelsbanken.se

Fast Comment Norway — Preview: Labour market data and retail spending

  1. Small changes to registered unemployment; survey unemployment probably down (rates)
  2. Retail spending probably picked up in March following a severe drop in February
  3. We stick to our forecast of a rate hike in September

Marius Gonsholt Hov, Senior Economist | maho60@handelsbanken.no