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The Swedish central bank – Riksbank Governor Stefan Ingves crossed the wires in the last hour and said that the central bank may change the number of meetings from 2020.

Key quotes:

   “¢   Think that 5 meetings a year about the right number to be able to conduct a well balanced monetary policy.  
   “¢   Reducing the number of meetings would free some resources.
   “¢   Repo rate path is forecast, not a promise.
   “¢   Should not focus too much on January inflation figures.  
   “¢   It is reasonable that SEK will slowly strengthen.
   “¢   Do not have a target for the exchange rate.