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Flash comment: Lithuania - June 8, 2012

CPI increased by 0.1% in May, deflation is likely in summer

Tags: Flash comment, Lithuania, CPI

08-06-2012 15:54    Comments    Publications

Swedbank Analysis, June 8, 2012

“Against the Odds – Lessons from the Recovery in the Baltics”

Tags: IMF, Baltic, Riga, Recovery

08-06-2012 13:59    Comments    Publications

Crisis hastens reshaping of eurozone institutions

Crisis hastens reshaping of eurozone institutions

It is obvious that the eurozone does not function during a crisis. It is not possible, under the terms of the treaty, to support countries at risk of suspending payments under the no bail-out clause, and the European Central Bank (ECB) cannot print money to finance member states' debts (monetary financing). At the same time member states cannot print their own money. A payment crisis can arise either because of a country's failure to exercise fiscal discipline and, so to speak, overdraw its account with ever-increasing budget deficits that drive up the national debt. Or a payment crisis may occur because the financial markets distrust the country which causes the risk premium and interest rates to rise so much that the situation becomes untenable. It usually is a combination of both of these causes.

07-06-2012 18:00    Comments    Blog

Monthly comment from Swedbank Investment Center: Greece and Spain drive down stockmarkets

US macro data was mixed in May and early June while both Asian and European figures were disappointing. The political problems in Greece and increasing concerns about Spain pushed down stockmarkets around the world. Investors’ reduced risk appetite also meant that the the already record-low market interest rates in many countries fell even further.

Tags: comment, analysis

07-06-2012 10:57    Comments    News

Purchasing Managers´Index Services May 2012

Services PMI falls to 47.7 in May: service sector economy continues to lose steam

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

05-06-2012 08:30    Comments    Publications

Flash comment: Latvia - June 1, 2012

Real average net wage up by 0.3% in 1Q 2012 from a year ago

Tags: Flash comment, Latvia, Wage

01-06-2012 16:38    Comments    Publications

Flash comment: Estonia - June 1, 2012

Census shows population decline by 5.5% during the last decade

Tags: Estonia, Flash comment, Population

01-06-2012 16:27    Comments    Publications

The Lithuanian Economy - June 1, 2012

Broad-based growth in the beginning of 2012

Tags: Lithuania, GDP, Monthly Letter, Analysis

01-06-2012 15:54    Comments    Publications

Swedbank’s Financial Planner was voted best Estonian Banking Act of 2011

In the Best Banking Act contest organized by the Estonian Banking Association, the jury voted Swedbank’s Financial Planner as the best banking service of 2011.

01-06-2012 10:49    Comments    News

Swedbank opens Europe’s first social media based branch of a bank

Swedbank opens a virtual branch on Draugiem.lv, which is the first virtual bank branch on a social networking site in Europe. At this branch, any registered uiser of Draugiem.lv will have fast, convenient and safe access to online aadvice about their finances from Swedbank's experts. This virtual branch will be opened for business with customers on Friday, 1 June.

Tags: virtual bank, social media

01-06-2012 09:11    Comments    News

Purchasing Managers´Index - May 2012

PMI drops to 49.0 in May – industrial economy flags as new orders numbers sag

Tags: PMI, Purchasing Managers´Index, Index

01-06-2012 08:30    Comments    Publications

Reduction of number of shares and votes in Swedbank AB (publ)

Swedbank’s Annual General Meeting decided on March 27, 2012 to reduce the share capital through cancellation of shares. The reduction was registered by the Swedish Companies Registration Office and the shares were cancelled in May 2012. As per May 31, 2012 there are 1,132,005,722 shares and votes in Swedbank AB.

31-05-2012 08:00    Press releases

To the Point - May 29, 2012

Too little policy adjustment in the euro area

Tags: Policy, Euro area, Economics

29-05-2012 11:50    Comments    Publications

Swedbank has been awarded the Gold Status and Family Friendly Business title in the Sustainability Index

On 25 May, Latvia’s Sustainability Index assessment results for 2012 were announced and Swedbank in Latvia was awarded the Gold Status. Swedbank also received the Family Friendly Business title which is awarded by the Ministry of Welfare in cooperation with the Sustainability Index.

Tags: Sustainability, Award

28-05-2012 16:20    Comments    News

Swedbank Baltic Sea Analysis - May 28, 2012

Europe’s ‘growth star’ is losing luminosity – but remains among the region’s strongest economies

Tags: Poland, Economics, Analysis

28-05-2012 14:40    Comments    Publications

Flash comment: Estonia - May 25, 2012

Average real wage up for the third quarter in a row

Tags: Wage, Estonia, Flash comment

25-05-2012 16:28    Comments    Publications

Flash comment: Lithuania - May 25, 2012

The real net wage still negative in the 1Q 2012, but expected to enter the positive territory later this year

Tags: Lithuania, Flash comment, Wage

25-05-2012 16:19    Comments    Publications

Swedbank in Estonia reputation leader

Swedbank in Estonia has been elected the Most Reputable Large Company in Estonia 2012. This is the fifth consecutive year that Swedbank holds the position of being reputation leader and the best-known company among large companies in Estonia.

25-05-2012 12:00    Press releases

EMU: The anticipated straitjacket became a loosely fitting cardigan

EMU: The anticipated straitjacket became a loosely fitting cardigan

In the mid 1990s the question of Sweden joining the future EMU was investigated. Economists and political scientists said there were several advantages with a monetary union but also disadvantages.

24-05-2012 14:46    Comments    Blog

Swedbank Economic Outlook April 2012 - animated version (in Swedish)

Swedbank Economic Outlook April 2012 - animated version (in Swedish)

Three times per year, Swedbank Economic Research Department publishes a forecast of global economic development; Swedbank Economic Outlook. We now present the latest edition, from April 2012, in a brand new way – as an animated short film, presented by Cecilia Hermansson, Chief Economist at Swedbank. The forecast covers international, Swedish and Baltic economic development over the next two to three years.

24-05-2012 14:30    Comments    Videos