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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

Flash comment: Lithuania - November 23, 2012

Real net wages continued contracting in the third quarter

23-11-2012 16:11    Comments    Publications

Can China's economy achieve a soft landing?

China is in the process of appointing members to the presidium and the pressure is great, especially in the longer term, for China's new politicians to implement growth-enhancing reforms. Everything possible will be done to maintain China's growth at relatively high levels.

22-11-2012 14:47    Comments    News

The Swedish Economy - November 22, 2012

The outside world makes itself heard – rapid slowdown in the Swedish economy

Tags: Sweden, Monthly letter, Economics

22-11-2012 09:40    Comments    Publications

Swedbank Executives to Be Followed by Job Shadowers on Thursday

Thursday, November 22, is the nationwide Job Shadow Day in Estonia involving the Job Shadow Day Crown. This year, the Job Shadow Day Crown involves the shadowing of 29 top players, including Andrus Ansip (Prime Minister), Priit Perens (Chairman of the Board of Swedbank Estonia) and Robert Kitt (Member of the Board of Swedbank Estonia).

21-11-2012 13:50    Comments    News

Swedbank Asia Analysis - November 21, 2012

China’s strained economy – the new political leaders should focus on reforms rather than stimulus

21-11-2012 09:50    Comments    Publications

These are taking over power in China - but are they the right people to tackle the many challenges?

These are taking over power in China - but are they the right people to tackle the many challenges?

On Thursday 15 November - with the 18th Party Congress in Beijing having ended the day before – it was announced whom the party had chosen as members of the new Politburo Standing Committee i.e. the real political power in China.

19-11-2012 09:48    Comments    Blog