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Swedish Inflation at a 4-Year High, Russian GDP Contraction Eases
Consumer prices in Sweden rose by 1.1% in July on an annual basis. It was the highest recorded inflation in Sweden since April 2012.
Why Did Swedish Industrial Production Fall?
Swedish industrial production fell by 1.4% in June on an annual basis—compared to a 1.5% drop in the previous month.
Why Did Manufacturing Activity Slow in the Eurozone?
The manufacturing PMI in the Eurozone (EZU) fell to 52.0 in July 2016 from 52.8 in June. It was slightly above the estimated forecasts of 51.9.
Scandinavian Macroeconomic Data Are below Expectations
Sweden’s economy expanded by 3.1% on an annual basis in 2Q16—compared to 4.2% growth in the previous quarter and below expectations of 3.7% growth.
UK Economy Expands: Is a Rate Cut Less Probable?
The United Kingdom’s economy expanded. The GDP rose by 2.2% on an annual basis in 2Q16—from 2% growth in the previous quarter.
German Inflation Rises: Will the ECB Stay Away from Stimulus?
The price growth in Germany could signal an increase in inflation levels. This would lessen some pressure on the ECB to announce fresh stimulus measures.
Scandinavian Indexes Rally as Inflation Rises in Norway and Denmark
The Scandinavian indexes were trading on a higher note towards the end of the day on July 11 following higher inflation numbers in Scandinavian countries.
Weak Data Puts Downward Pressure on European Indexes
On July 6, major European indexes were trading lower for the second day. The fall in the indexes was led by the Italian FTSE MIB and the UK-based FTSE 100.
Do Asian Indexes Point to a Recovery in Global Markets?
Critical Asian indexes were trading on a mixed note on June 27 with the Japanese and Chinese indexes leading the gains. The Nikkei 225 posted a significant gain of 2.4%, while the Dow Jones Shanghai Index rose by 1.5%.
Weak Chinese PMI, ECB Meeting, and Brexit Weigh on Global Indexes
Among European indexes, the German DAX and the French CAC 40 fell by 0.57% and 0.67%, respectively, on June 1, 2016.
European Market Flat as Investors Await G7 Leaders’ Brexit Views
Major European indexes (DBEU) were trading with caution on May 26, 2016, as they awaited G7 leaders’ views on the Brexit referendum.
Strong German Data Helps European Markets Extend Gains
The major European indexes (DBEU) extended their gains from the previous day on May 25, 2016. The rise was primarily attributed to the strong release of German data.
European Markets Rise, Bank of England Keeps Rates Unchanged
Critical European markets were trading higher on May 12, 2016. The BoE (Bank of England) unanimously decided to keep rates unchanged at the record low.
European Markets Trade Lower, United Kingdom’s PMI Disappoints
Major European markets were trading with a negative bias on May 3. The European markets failed to build on the slight rise in the Asian indexes in late trade.
Why European Indexes Fell despite a Decent PMI Release
Critical European indexes continued their downward trajectory on April 1, 2016. The European indexes had a weak opening as they seemed to follow the Asian markets, which were also on a Japan-led downslide.
Swedish Krona Continues to Rise, Release Beat the Forecasts
The Swedish krona rose versus the US dollar on December 22, 2015. The Swedish retail sales grew above the expectations in November.
Swedish Krona Rose as Economic Confidence Improved
The Swedish krona appreciated against the US dollar by more than 0.5% on December 21, 2015. Economic confidence indices released above the expectations.
Swedish Krona and Danish Krone Depreciate after Inflation Reports
The Swedish krona depreciated against the US dollar by more than 1% on December 10, 2015, as inflation levels released below estimates for November.
Swedish Krona Rises on Strong GDP Data
The Swedish krona strengthened against the US dollar on November 30, 2015, as growth in the third quarter GDP rose past expectations, signaling increasing strength in the economy.
Danish Krone Fell and Inflation Was below the Forecasts
The Danish krone fell against the US dollar on November 10, 2015. The inflation figures for October were below the expectations.
Swedish Krona Sees a Volatile Session: More Easing and the FOMC
The Swedish krona ended on a weaker note against the US dollar on October 28, 2015, after trading at a stronger note in the early hours of trading.
Swedish Krona Extends Its Gain Due to Rising Inflation
The Swedish krona appreciated against the US dollar on October 13, 2015. The krona has been on an appreciating trend through October.
Swedish Krona Rises October 5 on Positive Macroeconomic Data
The Swedish krona gained against the US dollar on October 5, 2015, on a slew of macroeconomic releases that provided optimism to the Scandinavian currency.
Swedish Krona Falls on Weak Economic Data
The US dollar–Swedish krona pair increased by 0.65% on September 28, as the trade deficit widened in August. This occurred amid a decrease in exports compared to an increase in imports.
Swedish Krona Gains on Positive Growth Figures
The Swedish krona gained by more than 1.5% against the US dollar and 1.0% against the euro on September 11, 2015, as the economy grew at a faster rate than expected in 2Q15.
US infrastructure is crumbling: Implications for investors
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Why Sweden’s central bank’s unchanged rates affect Swedish stocks
With inflation at 1.3%, the Riksbank is still below its 2% target. Even so, the bank appears to be concerned with housing prices in Sweden.