Economists are forecasting that Sweden’s central bank, the Riksbank, will leave the benchmark repo rate unchanged at a negative 0.25 per cent on Thursday, postponing a tightening of monetary policy.
The inflation rate has come in lower than expected in recent months, which leads SEB economist Robert Bergqvist to believe that the repo rate will be raised first in April 2020.
Annika Winsth, chief economist at Nordea, who believes the Swedish economy will slow down this year, does not expect the central bank to raise rates before July 2020.
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