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Purchasing Managers´Index - March 1, 2013

PMI climbs to 50.9 in February – the Swedish industrial economy continues to improve

Tags: PMI, Purchasing Managers´Index, Indicator

01-03-2013 16:07    Comments    Publications

Important building block for a more stable Sweden

Swedbank´s Cecilia Skingsley writes a guest column for Svenska Dagbladet. The Swedish government is currently conducting innovative work to bring together the understanding of the interaction between the financial and real economies. Just like a boxer, states need to be good at predicting problems and being resilient when the blows come.

01-03-2013 12:24    Comments    News

The Latvian Economy - February 27, 2013

Increase in electricity prices compensated by the decrease in transport costs influenced consumer prices the most in February

Tags: Latvia, Monthly letter, CPI

27-02-2013 16:41    Comments    Publications

Study of Baltic countries: food in Latvia is more expensive than in Estonia and Lithuania

Recommended food basket for a four-person family per month in Latvia costs around 14% more than in Lithuania, and around 5% more than in Estonia. These results were revealed by Baltic Institutes for Private Finances, Swedbank, in a study of food prices in Baltic countries.

27-02-2013 13:09    Comments    News

Cecilia Skingsley Comments on the Italian Election

26-02-2013 11:21    Comments    Videos

Flash comment: Estonia - February 22, 2013

Labour costs grew faster than productivity in 2012

22-02-2013 14:55    Comments    Publications

The Riga City Council and Swedbank invites to apply for the grant program TAKEOFF

The Riga City Council and Swedbank invites to apply for the grant program TAKEOFF

On 18 February, Nils Ušakovs, Riga City Council Chairperson, and Māris Mančinskis, CEO at Swedbank Latvia, signed an agreement to continue the implementation of the grant programme “ATSPĒRIENS” (TAKEOFF) in 2013. The competition for new entrepreneurs will take place for the fifth year, and the total amount of grants under the programme for the year 2013 will be LVL 98,000. The size of grant available per one business idea under the programme is up to LVL 8,000. New entrepreneurs are invited to apply for the programme till March 20.

22-02-2013 09:29    Comments    News

Swedbank's annual report is now available on Swedbank’s website

20-02-2013 16:07    Press releases

Weekly Comment from Swedbank Investment Center: Clear signs of a turnaround in Sweden

The global recovery continues led by the US and China. Growth in Europe is slower, but in Sweden there are now clear signs of an economic upturn. This was one of the reasons why the repo rate was not lowered last week.

20-02-2013 13:15    Comments    News

Energy & Commodities - February 14, 2013

More expensive crude lifts commodity prices 

14-02-2013 14:31    Comments    Publications

Flash comment: Lativa - February 14, 2013

The unemployment rate at 13.8% in 4Q 2012

Tags: CPI, Latvia, Flash comment

14-02-2013 14:16    Comments    Publications

Flash comment: Lithuania - February 14, 2013

CPI increased by 0.2% in January, more to come

Tags: CPI, Lithuania, Flash comment

14-02-2013 14:02    Comments    Publications

Flash comment: Estonia - February 14, 2013

Unemployment rate continued to decrease in the 4th quarter of 2012

Tags: Unemployment, Estonia, Flash comment

14-02-2013 13:53    Comments    Publications

Welcome to Swedbank’s annual general meeting on 20 March 2013

The shareholders in Swedbank AB are hereby given notice to the Annual General Meeting at Dansens Hus, Barnhusgatan 14, 111 24 Stockholm, on Wednesday 20 March 2013 at 10:00 am (CET).

13-02-2013 16:45    Press releases

Knut Hallberg comments on the Swedish Riksbank leaving the Repo Rate unchanged

Knut Hallberg, Senior Economist at Large Corporates and Institutions, Swedbank, is commenting on the Swedish Riksbank's decision to leave the repo rate unchanged at 1.00 per cent.

Tags: repo rate

13-02-2013 09:40    Comments    Videos

Repo rate unchanged at 1.0 per cent

Growth in the Swedish economy is still weak and inflationary pressures are low. But there are some positive signs pointing towards stabilisation and strengthening in economic activity over the year. Developments are in line with the assessment made by the Riksbank in December. The repo rate needs to remain low to support the economy and to ensure inflation rises to the target of 2 per cent. The Executive Board of the Riksbank has therefore decided to hold the repo rate unchanged at 1.0 per cent. The repo rate is expected to remain at this low level over the coming year.

13-02-2013 09:33    Comments    News

Swedbank Large Corporates & Financial Institutions is building for the future and integrating its operations

Swedbank’s business unit Large Corporates and Financial Institutions (LC&I) was formed to meet the demand for integrated financial solutions among large corporations, financial institutions and organisations. LC&I is now taking the next step to further advance its client-centric model. By coordinating its operations internally, LC&I will deliver fully integrated advisory and analysis.

11-02-2013 17:10    Press releases

Flash comment: Estonia - February 11, 2013

Economic growth accelerated in the last quarter of 2012

Tags: GDP, Estonia, Flash comment

11-02-2013 13:32    Comments    Publications

Swedbank Monthly Outlook - February 2013

Sara Arfwidsson, Market Strategist at Swedbank's Investment Center, Jörgen Olofsson, Portfolio Manager at Swedbank Robur and Knut Hallberg, Senior Economist at Large Corporate and Intitutions at Swedbank discuss the current market situation.

Tags: outlook

08-02-2013 16:17    Comments    Videos

Flash comment: Latvia - February 8, 2013

Consumer prices down by 0.2% mom in January (up 0.6% yoy)

Tags: CPI, Latvia, Flash comment

08-02-2013 12:15    Comments    Publications