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    Increased borrowing in USD

    Swedish issuers had a total debt in debt securities of SEK 6 565 billion nominally at the end of September. This is an increase of SEK 107 billion compared to August. Money market instruments as well as bonds contributed to the increase; money market instruments rose by SEK 49 billion, or 5 percent, while bonds rose by SEK 58 billion, or 1 percent.

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    Software largest IT expense for enterprises

    Enterprises' expenses on IT amounted to SEK 42 billion last year. Compared to 2012 the largest enterprises increased their expenses by a total of 25 percent. Nearly half of the IT expenses were for purchases of software. For the largest enterprises, those with 250 employees or more, software accounts for 65 percent of the expenses. Among the smaller enterprises, expenses are largely unchanged.

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    Inflation rate -0.4 percent

    The inflation rate was -0.4 percent in September, down from -0.2 percent in August. The Swedish Consumer Price Index (CPI) increased by 0.2 percent from August to September (0.4 percent increase from August to September 2013).

  • 09

    House prices continue to increase

    Real estate prices for one- or two-dwelling buildings increased by more than 3 percent during the third quarter of 2014, compared with the second quarter of 2014. Prices increased by 7 percent on an annual basis during the last quarter, compared to the same quarter 2013.

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