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In view of Mikael Milhoj, Senior Analyst at Danske Bank, both Scandinavian currencies are expected to stabilize in the next weeks.

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“Both SEK and NOK have lost moderate ground in recent sessions, as USD/Scandies have returned bid amid the USD rebound”.

“As in the middle of July, liquidity remains fairly thin, leaving the two currencies vulnerable to large single orders. We expect both to stabilise as the USD momentum eases and liquidity improves”.

“On balance, we expect today’s data releases in Norway to be NOK positive but emphasise that markets have already bought into the story of a strong labour market and a rebounding housing market. NOK support is therefore likely to be fairly muted, even if we are right in our calls. We still deem the cooling Swedish house market as a headwind for the SEK. We see signs of a continued sluggish market over the summer”.