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Sweden cuts interest rates to zero - record low

Sweden’s central bank cut interest rates to zero as it stepped up its increasingly desperate fight against deflation. It's a record low.

“The Swedish economy is relatively strong and economic activity is continuing to improve. But inflation is too low. The executive board of the Riksbank has therefore decided that monetary policy needs to be even more expansionary for inflation to rise towards the target of 2 per cent,” the Riksbank said in a statement.

The Riksbank last cut borrowing costs in July seeking to boost inflation, which has been stuck around zero for most of this year, well below the 2% inflation target set for the central bank by lawmakers.

Zero repo rate until inflation clearly picks up
"It is important that inflation rises towards the target of 2 per cent. The repo rate is therefore being cut by 0.25 percentage points to zero per cent. The low repo rate increases demand in the economy, which contributes to higher inflationary pressures. The highly-expansionary monetary policy may also contribute to keeping inflation expectations anchored around 2 per cent by sending a clear signal that monetary policy is focused on inflation approaching the inflation target.

"The repo rate needs to remain at this level until inflation has clearly picked up. Slow increases in the repo rate are expected to begin until the middle of 2016 and it should reach 1.75 per cent towards the end of 2017. This is an unusually low repo rate at a time when economic activity is good, resource utilisation is close to its normal level and CPIF inflation is 2 per cent.

Last Updated (Wednesday, 29 October 2014 11:59)


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