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Economic Outlook Seminar helps us to understand the global market situation

Economic Outlook Seminar helps us to understand the global market situation

This Thursday, some of the world's leading business economists and central bank representatives will participate in the Swedbank Economic Outlook Seminar. The aim is to try to understand economic policy during and after the crisis: How can monetary policy be used when the repo rate is already close to zero? Will the fiscal tightening not only create a recession but also a depression in the crisis countries of southern Europe, and how can this be prevented? What regulations are required in the aftermath of the crisis?

Tags: Swedbank Economic Outlook Seminar

11-09-2012 15:53    Comments    Blog

Housing Affordability Index for Batics, Q2 2012

The housing affordability index (HAI) increased to 164.5 in Tallinn, 109.8 in Vilnius, and 138.3 in Riga

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

11-09-2012 10:41    Comments    Publications

The Global Economy - September 11, 2012

Awaiting the central banks

11-09-2012 10:18    Comments    Publications

Flash comment: Latvia - September 10, 2011

Annual consumer price growth remains at 1.7% in August

Tags: CPI, Flash comment, Latvia

10-09-2012 18:10    Comments    Publications

Flash comment: Lithuania - September 10, 2012

Unexpectedly, prices increase by 0.2% in August

Tags: Flash comment, Lithuania

10-09-2012 18:03    Comments    Publications

Weekly comment from Swedbank Investment Center: New European Central Bank (ECB) bailout programme affects markets positively

The Riksbank surprised the markets by lowering the repo rate to 1.25 per cent at its meeting last week. The argument for a cut was that during the summer the krona had strengthened more quickly than previously anticipated.

10-09-2012 17:00    Comments    News

Just how important is a Repo Rate Cut?

Just how important is a Repo Rate Cut?

The Riksbank's announcement was preceded by a high pitched exchange of views. The Riksbank was perceived as being too slow. The vast majority of analysts and players had advocated a rate cut, including myself. A few considered that rates were already low enough and would even need to be raised. What good (or harm) does a monetary policy actually do these days?

Tags: repo rate

10-09-2012 08:58    Comments    Blog

Flash Comment: Latvia - September 8, 2012

Latvian annual GDP growth was 5.9% in 1H 2012

08-09-2012 16:36    Comments    Publications

Flash comment: Estonia - September 7, 2012

Economic growth in 2Q founded on domestic demand

07-09-2012 17:55    Comments    Publications

Martin Tallroth, Fixed Income Strategist at Swedbank, is commenting on ECB' Bond-buying Programme

Martin Tallroth, Fixed Income Strategist at Swedbank, is commenting on ECB' Bond-buying Programme

Martin Tallroth, Fixed Income Strategist at Swedbank, gives his view on ECB's decision to buy bonds to take the pressure off struggling nations in Europe.

Tags: ECB

07-09-2012 14:33    Comments    Videos

Cecilia Skingsley comments on the Swedish Rikbank's Repo Rate Cut

Cecilia Skingsley comments on the Swedish Rikbank's Repo Rate Cut

Cecilia Skingsley, Head of FX and Fixed Income Research at Swedbank is commenting on the Riksbank's decision to cut the repo rate in Sweden by 0.25 percentage points.

Tags: repo rate

06-09-2012 14:58    Comments    Videos

The Lithuanian Economy - September 5, 2012

Prices, productivity, and wages will move in lockstep

Tags: Wages, Lithuania, Monthly letter, Analysis

05-09-2012 16:24    Comments    Publications

A Monthly Outlook - August 2012

A Monthly Outlook - August 2012

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.

Tags: outlook, analysis

05-09-2012 09:54    Comments    Videos

Purchasing Managers´Index - Services: September 5, 2012

Services PMI drops to 50.8 in August: clear signs of lower employment in the service sector

Tags: Purchasing Managers´Index - Services, PMI - Services, Index, Indicator

05-09-2012 08:30    Comments    Publications

Correction: Change of the distribution of shares in Swedbank due to conversion of preference shares to ordinary shares

04-09-2012 16:00    Press releases

Swedbanks Swedish Credit barometer ” Inside the mind of the Swedish bond investor and issuer” released

To increase market transparency and track trends in investor and issuer views and trends, Swedbank will conduct the survey on a quaterly basis.

04-09-2012 11:18    Comments    Publications

Change of the distribution of shares in Swedbank due to conversion of preference shares to ordinary shares

The allocation of shares in Swedbank AB (”Swedbank”) has changed due to owners of preference shares having requested during the month of August, 2012 conversion of an aggregate of 8,266,802 preference shares into ordinary shares pursuant to the conversion clause set forth in Swedbank’s articles of association.

04-09-2012 10:25    Press releases

Roland Nilsson, Interest Rate Strategist, about Ben Bernankes Speech last Friday

Roland Nilsson, Interest Rate Strategist, about Ben Bernankes Speech last Friday

Roland Nilsson, Interest Rate Strategist at Swedbank, is commenting on Ben Bernanke's speech on Friday, August 31

Tags: FED

03-09-2012 11:24    Comments    Videos

Purchasing Managers´Index - September 3, 2012

PMI drops to 45.1 in August – a significant weakening of the industrial economy

Tags: PMI, Purchasing Managers´Index, Indicator, Index

03-09-2012 08:30    Comments    Publications

To the Point - August 31, 2012

China – a potential watershed for global growth

Tags: To the Point, Analysis, Monthly letter, China, Economy

31-08-2012 11:59    Comments    Publications