Vollgeld Referendum

The rise of cryptocurrencies and e-currencies has been a major theme in markets over the last year and as the popularity (and price) of many major digital currencies has soared, they have been pushed further and further into mainstream focus. This focus has now grown to the extent that many central banks and governments have been debating whethe...

2018-05-07 James Harte Read more
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Riksbank meeting minutes from October released; Minutes show a cautious stand from the central bank as QE purchases likely to end in December 2017. Summary: Riksbank releases meeting minutes from the October 26 policy meeting Rate hike expectations still a far way off Riksbank could end QE as the current course of bond purchases ex...

2018-01-25 John Benjamin Read more
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Sweden's unemployment data is expected to be released today. According to the economists polled, the unemployment rate is expected to remain steady at 6%, unchanged from the month ago. The unemployment rate fell from 6.6% that was registered in July this year. [caption id="attachment_40294" align="aligncenter" width="730"] Sweden Unemployme...

2017-12-12 John Benjamin Read more
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Sweden's unemployment data is expected to be released today. According to the economists polled, the unemployment rate is expected to remain steady at 6%, unchanged from a month ago. The unemployment rate fell from 6.6% that was registered in July this year. [caption id="attachment_40294" align="aligncenter" width="730"] Sweden Unemployment...

2017-12-12 John Benjamin Read more
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Riksbank Governor Stefan Ingves and Øystein Olsen, Governor of the Central Bank of Norway. Image: Nils S. Aasheim/Norges Bank Summary: Riksbank proposes switching from targeting Consumer Price Index (CPI) to Consumer Price Index with Fixed Interest Rate (CPIF) Riksbank proposes (re) introducing tolerance band of +/-1% from the 2% ta...

2017-07-26 John Benjamin Read more
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The Swedish krona was seen trading mixed as the currency gave up the gains logged since mid-December. USDSEK was in a prolonged decline from a 16-year high that was posted late last year near 9.4100. The USDSEK is currently caught between a hawkish Federal Reserve and a dovish Riksbank. Although interest rates were left unchanged at the monetar...

2017-02-23 John Benjamin Read more
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Investors will be looking to the monthly inflation reports from across the key economies. In particular, the U.S and the UK’s inflation reports will be under focus as consumer prices stand close to the respective central bank’s target rates. The Eurozone takes a step back as the Fed’s Yellen gives her semi-annual testimony to the U.S. Congress a...

2018-02-14 John Benjamin Read more
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Sweden's central bank announced an increase to its bond purchase program while leaving the benchmark interest rates unchanged, following the conclusion of the monetary policy meeting on Wednesday as the central bank continues to target its policies towards achieving the 2% inflation target rate. The policy decision, however, showed a split amon...

2016-12-22 John Benjamin Read more
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At their recent meetings, both the Riksbank and the Norges Bank kept rates unchanged though a clear gap has opened in terms of policy bias with the Riksbank sounding increasingly Dovish and Norges Bank sounding more optimistic. Riksbank Signal Further Easing Whilst the Riksbank kept rates unchanged as expected the development of them lower...

2016-11-02 James Harte Read more
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Image via Riksbank Riksbank Remain On Hold Despite Weak Inflation Sweden’s Riksbank kept rates on hold today at -0.5% in line with market expectations. The meeting had a broadly Dovish Tone with the bank noting that they expect to keep rates lower for six months longer than previously anticipated. The bank also noted that they are “ready to ...

2016-10-27 James Harte Read more