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Sweden acts as guinea pig on interest rate cuts, moving before the Fed for the first time this century

Posted on AllSides May 8th, 2024
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Sweden has taken the bold move of cutting interest rates, surprising some analysts and marking a new phase in global monetary policy that could accelerate economic expansion or return countries including the U.S. to a more cautious approach. The Riksbank moved Thursday morning to slash its base interest rate from 4% to 3.75%, following other small European countries including Switzerland and Hungary in declaring the worst was over in the battle with inflation. Sweden’s preferred measure of inflation has fallen to 2.2%, close to the Riksbank’s target of 2%. On...

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