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Riksbank to front-load rate hikes and accelerate “QT”

As expected, this morning’s 50bp interest rate hike by the Riksbank, to +0.75% saw it join the ranks of the “50bp club”. But while policymakers resisted the urge to join “Club Fed” with a 75bp hike today, they indicated that they will front-load the pace of tightening over the next 6-9 months and accelerate their efforts to shrink the balance sheet.

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