(Bloomberg) -- Central bankers may do well to pay less attention to the bond market and their own forecasts than they do to newspaper articles.

That’s the somewhat heretical finding of a new algorithm-based index being tested at Norway’s central bank in Oslo. Researchers fed 26 years of news (or 459,745 news articles) from local business daily Dagens Naringsliv into a macroeconomic model to create a “newsy coincident index of business cycles” to help it gauge the state of the economy.

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