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Bloomberg TV: Norway’s Olsen Says Central Bank Is Not Hawkish

Norges Bank Governor Øystein Olsen discusses interest rates, the krone and global economic risks after the central bank kept its deposit rate at 1.50% on Thursday, as expected, and stuck to its main message that a tightening cycle started over a year ago has now been shelved. Olsen speaks with Bloomberg’s Jonas Cho Walsgard in Oslo.

Watch the full interview HERE.

Bloomberg: Oil Riches Put Norway on Divergent Path Toward Higher Rates

Norway’s oil riches are allowing the country to avoid the slow growth, slow inflation trap that’s gripping much of the developed world.

Its central bank on Thursday raised its key interest rate for a second time since September and signaled there’s more to come.

After delivering a rate increase to 1 percent, Norges Bank Governor Øystein Olsen flagged that another hike could come as soon as June, sending the krone soaring. The governor, who also oversees Norway’s $1 trillion wealth fund, acknowledged that his “oil-driven” economy sets his country apart.

Read entire article HERE.