The Financial News index (FNI) is designed to track Norwegian GDP growth and the business cycle at high frequency. The underlying indicators are daily time series representing how much the media writes about various topics.
The FNI was last updated 30 September.
The FNI index for the Norwegian economy has been updated with figures up to and including 30 September. The development through September reinforces the impression from August, with continued low growth. The economic situation is better than during the downturn this spring, but still below trend.
The development in FNI was extraordinary this spring. Already at the beginning of March, the index fell sharply and quickly to very low levels. In mid-March, the levels of the index were lower than during the financial crisis and signaled a strong and potentially prolonged recession. This picture started to change at the end of April. Since then, the index has gradually become less negative and approached a more normal situation. During the summer and early autumn, however, growth has leveled off, and the current level of the FNI index for the Norwegian economy ensures that the business cycle is still well below trend.
- FNI Update August – Growth has Slowed Down
- Extra FNI Update: Still well below trend, but improving
- Extra FNI Update: U, V, or Still Declining?
- Extra FNI Update: Approaching the Trough
- Extra FNI Update: Is the Worst Behind us?
- Extra FNI Update: Lowest level since early 1990s
- March 2020 – as Serious as During the Financial Crisis
- Extra FNI Update – The impact of the Corona Crisis
- February 2020 – The Business Cycle is Weakening
- January 2020 – Continuing Around Trend
- December 2019 – Entering 2020 around Trend
- November 2019 – The Index is Stabilizing
- October 2019– The Fall Continues
- September 2019– Signalling a Contraction
- August 2019– Increased Uncertainty
- July 2019– A Stronger Business Cycle
- June 2019– Growth Above Trend