Swedish c.bank surprises with full percentage point rate hike

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STOCKHOLM, Sept 20 (Reuters) - Sweden's central bank hiked rates by a full percentage point to 1.75% on Tuesday in surprise move and warned that more was to come as it sought to get to grips with surging inflation.

The majority of analysts in a Reuters poll had forecast a three-quarter point hike.

Swedish rates and inflation:http://tmsnrt.rs/1qEN4Rz

(Reporting by Stockholm Newsroom; editing by Niklas Pollard)

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