Nordic & Swiss Economics

Nordic & Swiss Economics Focus

12 December, 2017

Will housing bubbles prompt early rate hikes?

Macro-prudential policies to cool the housing markets in Switzerland and Norway will allow their central banks to keep monetary policy loose, boosting inflation from its current low rates. By contrast, inflationary pressures in Sweden suggest that tighter policy is needed. Regardless of the measures to tame the housing market, we think that the Riksbank will raise interest rates in the second half of next year.

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