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Energy & Commodities - December 18, 2012

Weak economy continues to pressure commodity prices

Tags: Energy, Oil, Crude

18-12-2012 15:10    Comments    Publications

Repo rate cut 0.25 percentage points to 1.0 per cent in Sweden

The Executive Board of the Riksbank has decided to cut the repo rate by 0.25 percentage points to 1.0 per cent, to support the Swedish economy so that inflation rises towards the target of 2 per cent.

18-12-2012 10:10    Comments    News

Swedbank Survey: Swedish Market Credit Barometer

Investors and issuers that are active in the Swedish bond market have a strong interest in bonds, but the appetite has somewhat decreased in the last quarter. Furthermore, investors are unhappy with the current yield levels and expect an increase, while issuers are optimistic and expect a decrease. This is all according to the latest Credit Market Barometer conducted by Swedbank. Read the full survey in the document attached.

18-12-2012 09:55    Comments    News

Swedbank in Estonia Supports Young Entrepreneurs

Swedbank in Estonia has granted 29,438.80 Euros to seven different projects in the twelfth young entrepreneurs’ competition Shining Stars. Before presenting the ideas for an audience, the finalists had to present their ideas for a jury.

Tags: Swedbank Estonia, The Shining Stars Projects

13-12-2012 10:03    Comments    News

The Estonian Economy - December 13, 2012

Fluctuations in manufacturing continues

Tags: Estonia, Monthly letter, Manufacturing

13-12-2012 09:22    Comments    Publications

Weekly comment from Swedbank Investment Center: Reduced uncertainty and less price volatility

The stockmarket is deemed to have done well so far, as we look back on 2012. The global index has risen by about 10 per cent; Europe - with its weak demand, weak currency and poor government finances in several countries - has risen 13 percent; Sweden - with its strong currency and sound government finances - has risen by no less than 14 percent.

11-12-2012 13:01    Comments    News

Housing Affordability Index for Baltics- December 10, 2012

The housing affordability index (HAI) strengthened in Riga and Vilnius, but weakened in Tallinn although from a high level

Tags: HAI, Riga, Vilnius, Tallinn, Index, Housing

10-12-2012 10:25    Comments    Publications

Flash comment: Estonia - December 10, 2012

Growth rebounded on domestic demand in 3Q

10-12-2012 10:25    Comments    Publications

Dark and bright spots in 2012

Dark and bright spots in 2012

The global economy developed more strongly than expected at the start of the year. Quantitative easing by central banks, including stimuli via the European Central Bank's fixed-rate loans, gave rise to greater confidence and a stronger performance by both the financial markets and the real economy.

10-12-2012 10:01    Comments    Blog

Flash comment: Latvia - December 10, 2012

Moderate consumer price growth to continue

Tags: CPI, Latvia, Flash comment

10-12-2012 08:57    Comments    Publications

Flash Comment: Latvia - December 7, 2012

Exports lead the growth, concerns about slowing investment activity

Tags: GDP, Latvia, Comment

07-12-2012 10:50    Comments    Publications

Flash comment: Estonia - December 7, 2012

Falling fuel prices slow price growth in November

07-12-2012 10:42    Comments    Publications

Monthly Comment from Swedbank Investment Center: Positive market for equities

November was a mixed month for equities. A number of weak quarterly reports and concerns about the so-called fiscal cliff has affected the US negatively. Europe has done better, thanks to a continued easing of the debt crisis. In Asia, China's stockmarket lost further ground, while the Japanese stockmarket has risen.

06-12-2012 23:34    Comments    News

Purchasing Managers´Index Services, December 5 2012

Services PMI drops to 46.4 in November – sharpening downward trend in service economy 

05-12-2012 16:38    Comments    Publications

Swedbank’s invests in its’ Debt Capital Markets division – Establishes EUR syndicate and announces Head of EUR Bond Sales

Swedbank Debt Capital Markets (DCM), part of Large Corporates & Institutions (LC&I), has recently increased its focus on EUR new issues by establishing a EUR syndicate function headed by Per-Åke Nyberg. This year, Swedbank has acted as Lead Manager for a number of EUR issues such as Volvo, BNP Paribas Autonoria and Stockmann.

04-12-2012 09:15    Press releases

Purchasing Managers´Index - December 3, 2012

PMI inches up to 43.2 in November – continued contraction of the industrial economy

03-12-2012 16:42    Comments    Publications

The Latvian Economy - November 29, 2012

Why does the Latvian economy keep expanding so fast?

Tags: Latvia, Economics, GDP, Monthly Letter

29-11-2012 15:44    Comments    Publications

Swedbank reorganizes its Swedish operations to offer better digital banking solutions

Swedbank will restructure its Swedish operations as of January 1st 2013 in order to offer better customer experience, sharpen focus on developing digital banking services, and clarify branch offices´ role and responsibilities.

28-11-2012 08:30    Press releases

Flash comment: Estonia - November 26, 2012

Wages continue to grow at moderate speed

26-11-2012 16:31    Comments    Publications

Swedbank Best in Corporate Governance Reporting

Swedbank is Sweden’s best company in terms of corporate governance reporting. PwC arranged the Best Corporate Governance Reporting competition for the eighth time in order to highlight good examples of applying the Swedish Code of Corporate Governance.

Tags: Corporate Governance, PwC, Award

26-11-2012 10:18    Comments    News