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Fast Comment Sweden — Preview of March inflation

  1. Expect a surge in inflation...
  2. ...but the spike is temporary, as the CPI is once again riding the airfares rollercoaster
  3. Underlying inflation on an upward trend, giving the Riksbank an opportunity to stay the course at April meeting

Johan Löf, Senior Economist | jolo22@handelsbanken.se

Fast Comment Norway — Preview: Core inflation in March (Tuesday) and manufacturing output in February (Monday)

  1. CPI-ATE probably rose to 1.5 percent in March from 1.4 percent in February
  2. In line with central bank estimates
  3. Manufacturing output likely returned to growth in February

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

Fast Comment Sweden — March sentiment indicators and new NIER macro forecast

  1. Economic sentiment still elevated, supporting further strenghtening of business cycle in 2018
  2. Employment plans did not fall further - we will revise down our unemployment forecast
  3. The NIER remain more pessimistic than us on inflation, and revise down its Riksbank outlook

Johan Löf, Senior Economist | jolo22@handelsbanken.se

UK Comment — Data supports rate hike in May from the Bank of England

  1. Labour market data stronger than market expectations
  2. New information overall in line with BoE expectations
  3. No change to policy tomorrow, but watch for possible hints of a May hike

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

Fast Comment Sweden — Inflation in February

  1. Gap between the inflation rate and the Riksbank's forecast largely remains... for now
  2. Among the components, upside and downside surprises
  3. More broadly, we expect inflation to trend upward in 2018, closing the gap to the Riksbank's forecast

Johan Löf, Senior Economist | jolo22@handelsbanken.se

Macro Comment Sweden — In defence of inflation

In the midst of an onslaught of renewed pessimism about the consumer price outlook, we once again wave the banner of a sustained positive inflation trend. Judging by questions from clients, talk among fellow analysts and commentary in the media, we would do best writing memos titled All Quiet on the Price Rise Front, Game of One-Offs - Price Hikes Stop Coming, or even Inflation and its Critics. However, after re-examining the cold, hard data, we conclude that a more positive tone is warranted and argue that inflation is still trending upward and is therefore bound to surprise many on the upside. We expect the March CPI to start confirming this, while tomorrow's February outcome will show that inflation was still muted last month.

Johan Löf, Senior Economist | jolo22@handelsbanken.se