FNI Update February – FNI around Trend

The FNI was last updated 28 February.

The FNI index for the Norwegian economy has been updated with figures up to and including 28 February. Given the international geopolitical uncertainty over the past weeks, one might have expected a fall in the FNI index, but the development indicates a growth around trend-levels at the end of February. With the exception of some periods with a greater decrease, the FNI index has been around trend since mid-2021. The uncertainty in the estimates are large, as it has been during great parts of the pandemic situation.

The figure graphs the Financial News Index (FNI) with 68 percent confidence bands. Please use the citation “FNI – Retriever/CAMP_BI” when using the index.
  • To read more about the FNI, visit our website.
  • To read more about the use of textual data, we recommend: Thorsrud, Leif Anders (2018), “Words are the new numbers: A newsy coincident index of the business cycle”, Journal of Business & Economic Statistics.

For more information, contact Associate Professor  Leif A. Thorsrud, BI Norwegian Business School, +47 988 37 976,  leif.a.thorsrud@bi.no or Professor Hilde C. Bjørnland, BI Norwegian Business School, +47 464 10 767,  hilde.c.bjornland@bi.no.

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