Another set of soft inflation numbers is set to be released from Europe in the coming weeks. We see both GBP and NOK inflation surprisingly low for November, while Swedish evidence is a tad more mixed.
5 Things We Watch – Governor panel discussion, EU Fragmentation, Riksbank, EU Banks & The EM rate cycle
It’s Wednesday, and that calls for us to dissect 5 topics that we follow in Global Macro currently. What to expect from today’s panel discussion between governors? How is it going with the ongoing fragmentation of Europe? And will Riksbank hike 50bps like Norge’s bank? Find out here.
We find risks of a hawkish address from the Riksbank underappreciated and see 50bps as our base-case. The Riksbank needs to stop the bleeding in the SEK or at least attempt to and even the doves such as Flodén know it.
Norges Bank finally made a decent attempt at underpinning the NOK, but the issue is that rates don’t really matter for the NOK. They matter a bit more for the SEK, which makes a SEK long tempting ahead of next week. Is the Scandi bloodbath over?