ECB Inflation, Riksbank Independence, Indonesia Rates: Eco Day

(Bloomberg) -- Welcome to Monday Europe. Here’s news from Bloomberg Economics to help get your week started:

  • Figures this week are forecast to show euro-area inflation could have reached its fastest since early 2017 on the back of more expensive oil and a rebound in travel costs
  • In an interview with Bloomberg, Sweden’s finance minister says it’s time to look deeper into the framework of central bank independence
  • Meanwhile, after almost six years of negative interest rates, Denmark’s government cut its forecast for inflation to well below the targeted level in the euro zone
  • Indonesia’s new central bank governor set the stage for a second interest rate increase in two weeks after calling an early policy meeting for Wednesday
  • Profit growth at Chinese industrial companies accelerated, snapping a streak of slowing expansion since October, as factory output remained robust
  • A shortage of skilled workers in New Zealand has implications for the economy that policy makers will likely have to grapple with

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