Sweden Riksbank breaks with Europe, raising rates to 0% in concern over negative rate distortions

by kiwimancy Main repo rate was raised by 25bps from -25bps to 0, not to +25bps. www.ft.com/content/0cb65c7a-223a-11ea-92da-f0c92e957a96www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-12-19/swedish-rate-hike-ends-subzero-experiment-in-global-test-case www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2019-12-19/sweden-s-riksbank-has-had-enough-of-negative-interest-rates Most economists and market participants don’t usually spend much time looking at Swedish monetary policy. Today

Will Concern Consume the Consumer?

Originally published at ExecSpec.net Should U.S. consumers feel consumed by the growing avalanche of negative news? There is an unending tariff war between the world’s two biggest economies, risk of a