Sveriges Riksbank cuts repo rates to 2.0%

At its meeting on 31 March, the Executive Board of the Riksbank decided to lower the repo rate by 0.5 percentage points to 2.0 per cent. This decision was based on the picture of future inflation in the Riksbank's latest Inflation Report.

International economic activity has recently strengthened, largely as expected. The assessment of future developments in the United States, as well as Asia, Latin America and central and eastern Europe is now slightly more positive than in December. On the ot