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Piet Christiansen, Senior Analyst at Danske Bank, noted the Norwegian Krone is seen appreciating further in the next months.

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“In the Scandies, this week will bring both sets of the Norwegian unemployment reports (LFS and NAV)”.

“Last week, Norges Bank surprised markets by lowering the rate path slightly which – despite an actual rate hike – led to a weaker NOK”.

“One of the arguments that Norges Bank used for lowering the rate path was somewhat weaker capacity utilization than previously expected. As a result, the labour market releases this week will be important for markets in evaluating the validity of this argument”.

“We remain short the EUR/NOK spot outright as we highlight other factors than just Norges Bank’s rate setting supporting a lower cross”.