BRIEF-Guangdong Shirongzhaoye unit to sell 51 pct stake in pharma industry JV for 15.1 mln yuan
* Says its unit will sell entire 51 percent stake in a pharma industry JV for 15.1 million yuan, dropping out of the cooperation project
STOCKHOLM Feb 15 Sweden's central bank held its benchmark interest rate at -0.50 percent and its quantitative easing programme unchanged as expected on Wednesday, but indicated that it could still loosen policy further if necessary.
"The Executive Board is still prepared to make monetary policy more expansionary if the upward trend in inflation were to be threatened and confidence in the inflation target weakened"," it said in a statement.
The Riksbank said that economic activity was strengthening, but there was considerable political uncertainty abroad and the risks of setbacks had increased.
With underlying inflation in December within touching distance of the central bank's 2 percent target, all 18 analysts in a Reuters poll had forecast no change in current policy. (Reporting by Stockholm Newsroom; Editing by Toby Chopra)
* Says it plans to set up a joint venture (JV) Mobility Finance Cambodia Plc. with SBI holdings Inc, in August, in Cambodia
* Says it will issue 11th series and 12th series unsecured corporate bonds worth 10 billion yen respectively, with subscription date on May 24 and payment date on May 31