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MNI BRIEF: Riksbank Hikes 25bps, Front- Loads Tightening

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The Riksbank Executive Board hiked by 25 basis points at its April meeting and looking ahead sees tightening early, then slowing.

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The Riksbank hiked by 25 basis points to 0.25% Thursday, publishing a collective forward rate path showing a high probability of three more hikes this year and two more in 2023. The path showed the board planning to front-load tightening in response to the inflation shock.

The repo rate -- to be renamed the policy rate from June -- was shown rising swiftly to 1.18% by the second quarter of 2022, with the rate path on MNI calculations showing a June hike fully priced in and a high probability of 25 basis point hikes at each subsequent meeting this year, with the Riksbank stating that there were likely to be two or three more hikes in 2022.

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The Riksbank hiked by 25 basis points to 0.25% Thursday, publishing a collective forward rate path showing a high probability of three more hikes this year and two more in 2023. The path showed the board planning to front-load tightening in response to the inflation shock.

The repo rate -- to be renamed the policy rate from June -- was shown rising swiftly to 1.18% by the second quarter of 2022, with the rate path on MNI calculations showing a June hike fully priced in and a high probability of 25 basis point hikes at each subsequent meeting this year, with the Riksbank stating that there were likely to be two or three more hikes in 2022.

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