Weekly Focus: ECB, Riksbank and Norges Bank meetings coming up

New research from Danske Bank

Market Movers ahead

In the euro area, we expect the ECB to announce a QE extension by nine months at a pace of EUR30bn. Apart from a scaling down of QE purchases, we do not expect the ECB to make any changes to its forward guidance at the upcoming meeting. For more, see ECB Preview: Ready to scale back QE, 18 October 2017.

We do not expect changes to the Swedish repo rate forecast when the Riksbank meets.

In Norway , we expect Norges Bank to stay on hold as it is one of the intermediate meetings without a Monetary Policy Report and a press conference.

The Chinese 19th Congress of the Communist Party continues and the new Standing Committee (SC) of the Politburo is presented on Wednesday.

The first estimates of Q3 GDP growth are due out in both the UK and US next week.

Global macro and market themes

Risk assets are supported by a long list of favourable factors – not least strong profit growth and cautious central banks.

A moderate slowdown in China will cause some headwind for EM assets but should not derail the global recovery.

Bond yields and EUR/USD are set to stay range bound in the short term.

Weekly Focus: ECB, Riksbank and Norges Bank meetings coming up

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