Sweden's Riksbank unanimous on recent rate rise

Minutes released Tuesday 2 January showed Swedish central bank policymakers were unanimous in raising the repo interest rate by 25 basis points to 3.00 percent on 14 December.

The Riksbank raised rates six times in 2006 and is widely expected to continue to do so this year.

One member said the executive board saw inflation close to target two years ahead, although in the short term it may be slightly lower than expected mainly due to lower energy prices.

The members were in "substantial" agreeme

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