Ingves at the Riksdag Committee on Finance: Hearing on monetary policy

Riksbank Governor Stefan Ingves and Deputy Governor Martin Flodén today visited the Riksdag Committee on Finance for the first hearing of the year on monetary policy.

Date: 08/11/2018 09:00

Speaker: Governor Stefan Ingves

Place: Skandiasalen, the Riksdag, Stockholm

Governor Ingves began the hearing by stating the reasons for the Riksbank's latest monetary policy decision to leave the repo rate unchanged at –0.50 per cent. He pointed out that a great deal of support has been required for a long time to bring inflation back to the target of 2 per cent. Now it is a question of keeping inflation close to the target going forward. Inflationary pressures are still rather moderate, but strong economic activity in Sweden and abroad is creating favourable conditions for inflation to stay close to target in the coming years. If things develop as expected, it is appropriate, in Governor Ingves opinion, to start increasing the interest rate at some point over the next few months, in either December or February.

Follow the adjacent link to see the slides Mr Ingves used at the hearing.

Updated 08/11/2018