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Fast Comment Norway — Preview: Retail sales and registered unemployment

  1. Retail spending expected up 0.7 percent in September
  2. Probably some lower registered unemployment in October
  3. Registered unemployment moving closer to NB's estimate

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

Fast Comment Norway — Norges Bank on track for March hike

  1. Policy rate unchanged at 0.75% at October meeting
  2. Inflation slightly higher than expected, but economic growth somewhat weaker
  3. Outlook unchanged - next rate hike likely in March-19

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

Fast Comment Norway — Unemployment continues to level out; weaker than expected by Norges Bank

  1. LFS unemployment unchanged at 4.0 percent in August
  2. Weaker than expected by Norges Bank (3.7 percent)
  3. The levelling out is driven by a further rise in labour force participation

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

Fast Comment Norway — Preview LFS unemployment and Norges Bank

    We expect the survey unemployment rate (LFS) fell to 3.8 percent in AugustUnemployment (both registered and survey) has basically levelled out this year. The LFS unemployment rate has hovered around 3.9-4.0 percent since January, and it was also 4 percent in July (three months of June-August). The performance so far has been weaker than anticipated by Norges Bank, and in its September Monetary Policy Report, Norges Bank had to make upward adjustments to its near-term unemployment outlook.

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

Fast Comment Norway — Industrial confidence unchanged at a high level in Q3

  1. The industrial confidence indicator for Q3 sideways at 8.9
  2. The fifth consecutive quarter where the indicator was above historical average
  3. Pointing to continued positive developments for manufacturing production

Halfdan Grangård, Senior Economist | hagr11@handelsbanken.no

Fast Comment Norway — Core inflation continues to surprise to the upside

  1. CPI-ATE unchanged at 1.9 pct, above expectations
  2. We had 1.7 pct, consensus 1.8 pct
  3. Norges Bank expecte 1.6 pct

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