Swedbank’s interim report January – March 2012 will be published at 07.00 CET on Wednesday, 25 April, 2012. You are invited to participate in the following presentations:
During Easter, global financial markets got a shock on learning about the weak labour market figures in the US. A mere 120 000 jobs were created compared with the expected 205 000.
Rising oil prices, but modest price trend for metals
Annual consumer price growth to moderate further
Demand keeps a lid on inflation, but oil will stimulate it
Price growth in March above expectations
Recently, economic commentators and journalists have been presenting how the EMU should be dissolved i.e. how it should be done in practice. The main reason for this is that southern European countries and Ireland would recover more quickly outside the EMU than in.
Martin Bolander, Senior Market Strategist at Swedbank's Investment Center, Jörgen Olofsson, Portfolio Manager at Swedbank Robur and Knut Hallberg, Senior Economist at Large Corporate & Intitutions at Swedbank discuss the current market situations.
Services PMI falls to 52.6 in March: service economy cools somewhat as business activity slows down
PMI - Services,
Purchasing Managers´Index - Services,
Houdini, the innovative Swedish sportswear company, has succeeded in pulling the sustainable growth rabbit out of the hat, and so astonished and delighted us at Swedbank that on 28 March we gave them our Sustainability award.
PMI drops to 50.2 in March – no clear recovery yet for Swedish industry
The paradox is obvious clear. During an election year, interest in the economic policy conference organised by the National Association of Business Economics (NABE) is significant - this year saw record attendance with over 600 participants - at the same time as the invited speakers were tongue-tied and clearly had difficulties in focusing on the policy issues that really concern Americans.
On Saturday evening I will join hundreds of millions of people, governments and businesses (including Swedbank!) around the globe in homes, offices and places of business when I turn off my lights, power down my computer and disconnect from social media. No, it’s not downsizing or cost cutting. It’s Earth Hour, the hour when we say together that we know we have to take care of our planet. During World War II the British used blackouts to avoid attention – we’re using ours to call attention.
It’s the politics, stupid!
Signs of a stronger economy – but revised economic statistics could lead analysis and policies astray
In a guest column in the daily Svenska Dagbladet, Swedbank´s Cecilia Skingsley notes that interest on government bonds is rising again from low levels.
Swedbank has decided to donate the naming rights Swedbank Arena to the organisation Friends, whose mission is to prevent bullying. The arena will be renamed Friends Arena. With the unique decision, Swedbank continues its long-term youth effort and develops the bank’s social engagement.
At today's Annual General Meeting, Charlotte Strömberg was elected as new member to the Board of Directors.
Current Board members Olav Fjell, Ulrika Francke, Göran Hedman, Lars Idermark, Anders Igel, Pia Rudengren, Anders Sundström, Karl Henrik Sundström and Siv Svensson were re-elected. The Annual General Meeting re-elected Lars Idermark as Chair of the Board of Directors. The Annual General Meeting resolved unchanged Board fees.
Information material on the crisis in the euro area and the macro economic effects on our home markets.