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  • James Boston
    Forex » Sweden Heading For Deflationary Period
    James Boston - November 11, 2014, 10:11 GMT

    Price growth activity in Sweden remains in negative territory according to the latest inflation data just published for the month of October. The Consumer Price Index (CPI) for the month is showing a -0.1% fall in prices when measured year on year, this compares to the -0.4% fall experienced in September and a market expectation

  • James Boston

    The Swedish Central Bank, the Riksbank, has just announced that it has cut it’s benchmark interest rate to a record low of 0%. The 25 basis point cut to the Bank’s repo rate comes in an effort to stimulate inflation which has been running mostly negative for over a year now. There was a consensus

  • James Boston
    Forex » Swedish Sentiment Shifts With Election
    James Boston - September 24, 2014, 08:34 GMT

    Consumer Confidence in Sweden has taken a jump this morning but Business Confidence is not faring so well according to the latest sentiment surveys published this morning. The Consumer Confidence number, which has been falling consistently in recent months has managed to post a gain in the as presented in the September release. The indicator

  • James Boston
    Forex » Increase In Swedish Retail Sales
    James Boston - July 25, 2014, 07:53 GMT

    It is too early to expect to see signs of a pick up in the Swedish economy following last month’s surprise interest rate cut by the central bank of 50 basis points to just 0.25%. The Riksbank has been battling persistent deflation over the past two quarters and the despite the a series of rate