Swedish Riksbank unanimous in rate hike decision

The Swedish Riksbank's board was unanimous in its 22 February decision to raise the repo rate by 0.25 pct to 2 pct, according to the minutes of the meeting published Wednesday.

The board was also unanimous in the view that increases during the remainder of the year could be at a slightly slower rate than in the interest rate path on which the inflation report was based, the minutes said.

"The members were agreed that increasing the repo rate was the most reasonable course of action at present.

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