Sweden's Signal, China's Bond Burst, Creeping Inflation: Eco Day

(Bloomberg) -- Welcome to Monday, Europe. Here’s the latest news from Bloomberg Economics:

  • Sweden’s central bank could next week give a clearer signal that it’s ready to tighten in December as policy makers seek to end almost four years of negative interest rates
  • Debt difficulties. China’s burst of local bond issuance to pay for infrastructure and support the flagging economy is being hampered by a lack of available projects and the negative effect it’s having on private sector funding
  • At the same time, as China braces for the full impact of the trade war it’s seeking to learn from Japan’s economic battles with the U.S. during the Reagan years
  • Little room. Finding 50 billion rand ($3.5 billion) for a stimulus package is the unenviable task facing South African Finance Minister Tito Mboweni in the mid-term budget -- and he’s only two weeks into the job
  • Finally here. Inflation that’s been elusive for almost a decade is starting to materially crop up in the U.S., Euro area and Japan -- signaling that the long-delayed healing from the financial crisis is boosting price growth, at last.
  • Meanwhile, Australia’s central bank has an open mind on what constitutes full employment

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