*Rates held at -0.50 pct. *QE program unchanged at 245 bln SEK. STOCKHOLM, Oct 27- Sweden's central bank kept ultra-low rates and its bond purchase program unchanged on Thursday, but said a recent slowdown in inflation meant the chance of a rate cut had risen and it was ready to expand quantitative easing at its next meeting in December.
*Rates held at -0.50 pct. *QE program unchanged at 245 bln SEK. STOCKHOLM, Oct 27- Sweden's central bank kept ultra-low rates and its bond purchase program unchanged on Thursday, but said a recent slowdown in inflation meant the chance of a rate hike had risen and it was ready to expand quantitative easing at its next meeting in December.
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