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Weekly comment from Investment Center: Excessive concerns regarding stimulus withdrawal in the US

Weekly Comment from Swedbank Investment Center: Lower unemployment in May is a positive signal for the Swedish economy. At the same time, excessive concerns remain regarding the stimulus package withdrawal in the US and the shrinking Purchasing Managers Index in China led to a drop in world stockmarkets last week.

Tags: analysis, comment

25-06-2013 14:18    Comments    News

Weekly comment from Swedbank’s Investment Center: Increased turbulence in global stockmarkets

Is the relative calm of the markets in the last few quarters about to end? The question is timely given the recent weeks' global stockmarket declines.“No, we still believe positive performance will continue although we will see relatively large fluctuations for some time,” says Sara Arfwidsson, market strategist at Investment Center.  

Tags: analysis, comment

18-06-2013 15:00    Comments    News

IC's weekly comment: Unchanged scenario

The outlook presented in “Placeringsnytt” (Investment News) a week ago remains unchanged. We can see improvement in the global economy and an increasingly robust recovery in the US. At the same time, emerging markets are slowing down and the recession in the eurozone continues.

Tags: analysis, outlook

11-06-2013 15:02    Comments    News

Swedbank announces tender offer for government guaranteed notes

Swedbank today announced a tender offer to the holders of certain series of its outstanding notes which are guaranteed by The Kingdom of Sweden.

10-06-2013 14:10    Press releases

Monthly comment from the Investment Center: Continued overweight on shares

“The scenario of an improved global economy remains. We believe that market uncertainty and risk continue to decline. This means we reaffirm our overweight in equities rating for active investors in June,” says Sara Arfwidsson, market strategist at Investment Center.

Tags: analysis, monthly comment

05-06-2013 09:11    Comments    News

Purchasing Managers Index - May 1 2013

PMI climbs to 51.9 in May – industrial economy improves as second half approaches

Tags: Purchasing Managers Index, May 2013, PMI

01-06-2013 16:15    Comments    Publications

Weekly Comment from Investment Center: Weak economic outlook in Europe and continued stimulus in the US and Japan

During  last week stockmarkets around the world has declined. It was mainly about taking profits rather than the beginning of a long-term decline. Continued monetary stimulus by centralbanks in both the US and Japan. The development in Europe and Sweden is still weak.

Tags: analysis, comment

28-05-2013 15:17    Comments    News

Swedbank awarded Gold Status in Latvian Sustainability Index

For the second consecutive year, Swedbank in Latvia has been awarded Gold Status in the national Sustainability Index and the title Family Friendly Company.

Tags: Sustainability Index

27-05-2013 11:31    Comments    News

Weekly Comment from Swedbank Investment Center: Recovery in the the U.S. Continues

The economic recovery continues in the US and it is now only a matter of time before the central bank begins to reduce its stimulus measures in the form of bond purchases. In Sweden, inflation declined which gave the markets hope for a rate cut as early as July.

23-05-2013 17:00    Comments    News

Weekly Comment from Swedbank Investment Center: Unchanged forecast pending new statistical data this week

There have not been any major changes in the global economy since the monthly report "Placeringsnytt" (Placement News) last week. China's growth is still below trend. A positive labour market trend in the US inspires confidence and Europe may be nearing the bottom of the business cycle. China reported mixed figures last week, with a downward trend, which confirms that China’s economic growth remains below trend.

17-05-2013 13:48    Comments    News

Swedbank awarded for its Investor Relations work

The magazine The Covered Bond Report has awarded institutions and deals that have demonstrated the best of the covered bond market in the past year, from April 2012 to March 2013. Swedbank was awarded for its investor relations work.

15-05-2013 15:21    Comments    News

Monthly Comment from Swedbank Investment Center: Improved global business cycle

Reduced political uncertainty in Europe's crisis countries, surprisingly positive order intakes and consumption in the US, and continued monetary policy stimulus mean that the improved global business cycle scenario remains.

07-05-2013 17:00    Comments    News

Anders Eklöf comments the ECB decision to lower the Interest Rate

Anders Eklöf comments the ECB decision to lower the Interest Rate

Anders Eklöf, Chief FX Strategist at LC and I at Swedbank, is commenting on the ECB's decision to lower the interest rate.

Tags: ECB

03-05-2013 16:48    Comments    Videos

Weekly Comment from Swedbank Investment Center: New government in Italy and upwards for the Swedish economy

Italy has a new government, a broad coalition between different parties and with Enrico Letta as Prime Minister. A weak dollar and a large domestic market is boosting the U.S. economy. In Sweden, new orders in industry increase, albeit slowly.

30-04-2013 11:11    Comments    News

FinacialTimesVideos: "Swedbank -- steady as she goes"

Lex's Stuart Kirk and Oliver Ralph discuss around Swedbank and the Swedish bank sector.

29-04-2013 10:32    Comments    Videos

Swedbank Corporate Presentation, March 2013

A short presentation of Swedbank Group, 31 March, 2013.

23-04-2013 15:37    Comments    Presentations

Weekly comment from Swedbank Investment Center: Market climate makes for uncertainty in stockmarkets

Last week was an off-week for stockmarkets. First quarter macro figures came in weaker than market expectations, which resulted in risky assets being sold and profits taken. Most stockmarkets did well in the first three months so there was quite a bit of profit to take. Slower economic growth statistics from China and recurring concerns about growth in Europe also contributed to market uncertainty.

23-04-2013 14:34    Comments    Publications

CNBC interview with CEO Michael Wolf

Swedbank-CEO: Don't over-regulate the banking sector.

23-04-2013 09:50    Comments    Videos

CEO Michaael Wolf is commenting on the Q1 2013 Interim Report

CEO Michaael Wolf is commenting on the Q1 2013 Interim Report

CEO Michael Wolf and CFO Göran Bronner are commenting on the results for the first quarter 2013.

Tags: intrim report

23-04-2013 08:11    Comments    Videos

Presentation of Q1 2013 Results from the Analyst Conference

Presentation of Q1 2013 Results from the Analyst Conference by CEO Michael Wolf, CFO Göran Bronner and CRO Håkan Berg.

Tags: Interim Report

23-04-2013 07:17    Comments    Presentations