OSLO May 4 The latest data from the Norwegian
housing market could point to a further easing of the growth in
house prices, central bank Governor Oeystein Olsen told Reuters
Norwegian seasonally adjusted housing prices were unchanged
in April compared to March, and the year-on-year growth rate
eased to 10.7 percent from 11.7 percent, a real estate industry
association said earlier.
"We had expected a certain softening of house price growth
even before the latest publication. The previous number (for
March) came in a bit lower than we had expected and that view
may have been further solidified by the April number," Olsen
said on the sidelines of a central bank news conference.
(Reporting by Camilla Knudsen, writing by Terje Solsvik,
editing by Gwladys Fouche)