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The governor of Norway’s central bank says he’s been surprised by the strength of the economic rebound in his country, as he signals an end to crisis interest rates roughly a year earlier than expected.
“The consumption of services is rising markedly, and consumption of goods has maintained itself all along and is growing now,” Governor Oystein Olsen said in a phone interview in Oslo. “The entire picture is a bit of a positive surprise for us.”
Norges Bank kept its benchmark deposit rate at a record low of zero on Thursday, as expected, after delivering three cuts earlier in the year to steer the richest Nordic economy through the Covid-19 crisis.
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