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Swedbank best in equity derivatives

Swedbank is best in Sweden in equity derivatives, according to TNS SIFO Prospera’s first ranking of equity derivatives trading in Sweden. The study, which is based on interviews with 42 institutions, includes 10 Nordic and 12 international brokerages.

16-05-2012 09:00    Press releases

Flash comment: Estonia - May 15, 2012

Employment up by 3.9% in the first quarter

Tags: Estonia, Employment, Flash comment

15-05-2012 13:27    Comments    Publications

What is the way forward in Europe - austerity or growth?

What is the way forward in Europe - austerity or growth?

We are increasingly hearing that Europe must choose between tightening government finances and creating growth. Naturally, growth sounds friendlier than austerity. Not so long ago, the financial markets wanted budget consolidation. Without a fiscal pact with budget discipline, the European Central Bank (ECB) was unable to lend to banks to prevent credit tightening and to stabilise the situation. Now, when the financial markets are calmer - and recession is a fact - growth is wanted instead.

14-05-2012 15:28    Comments    Blog

Falling commodity prices when the global growth is losing speed

Falling commodity prices when the global growth is losing speed

The recovery in the global economy has lost momentum during the spring, particularly in EMU-area but also in the emerging markets. Uncertainties about the strength in the global economy has also affected the commodity market, where we have seen a broad price decrease in April, from crude oil, metals to soft commodities like food. The Swedbank total commodity price index fell by 3,3% in April compared with the previous month. The largest price decreases was for metals and crude oil, which however could be a positive impact on the global economy.

14-05-2012 15:12    Comments    Videos

Swedbank in Lithuania awarded National Responsible Business Award

This week Swedbank in Lithuania received the Responsible Business Award in the Environmental category for engaging and educating clients and suppliers in the area of sustainable development. The selection committee considered implementation of the sustainability analysis in the credit process, the suppliers' assessment of quality and environment form in procurement as important steps in raising awareness of sustainability issues in the country.

14-05-2012 10:56    Comments    News

Flash comment: Estonia - May 11, 2012

Economic growth in 1Q supported by recovering domestic demand

Tags: Estonia, Flash comment, GDP

11-05-2012 13:19    Comments    Publications

Energy & Commodities - May 11, 2012

Lower commodity prices as the economic recovery loses speed

Tags: Energy, Commodities, Oil, Index, Analysis

11-05-2012 11:48    Comments    Publications

Flash comment: Latvia (CPI) - May 10, 2012

Annual price growth continues to slow down

10-05-2012 15:05    Comments    Publications

Flash comment: Latvia (GDP) - May 10, 2012

GDP annual growth accelerated in the first quarter of 2012

Tags: GDP, Latvia, Flash comment

10-05-2012 15:01    Comments    Publications

Flash comment: Lithuania - May 9, 2012

Prices increased by 0.6% in April, in line with our expectations

Tags: CPI, Lithuania, Flash comment, Consumer prices

09-05-2012 09:47    Comments    Publications

A Monthly Outlook - May

A Monthly Outlook - May

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.

08-05-2012 15:50    Comments    Videos

European election creates uncertainty - Monthly comment from Swedbank Investment Center

The development on many stock exchanges, including the Swedish one, was negative in April. Oil prices fell slightly, but remain at a high level. The weak Purchasing Managers' Index has led to fears that the German recovery is too slow. In addition, there is uncertainty following the elections in France and Greece, and concern surrounding Spanish growth and the budget deficit.  

08-05-2012 10:44    Comments    News

Flash comment: Estonia - May 8, 2012

Inflation slowing according to expectations

Tags: CPI, Estonia, Inflation, Flash comment

08-05-2012 09:25    Comments    Publications

Purchasing Managers´Index - May 2, 2012

PMI remains unchanged at 50.2 in April – the industrial economy lacks momentum

Tags: PMI, Purchasing Managers´Index, Indicator

07-05-2012 16:51    Comments    Publications

Purchasing Managers´Index Services - May 4, 2012

Services PMI drops to 48.6 in April – recovery of the service economy comes to a halt

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

04-05-2012 08:30    Comments    Publications

To the Point, April 30, 2012

The US: A risky negligence of structural factors

Tags: To the Point, US, Labour

30-04-2012 09:50    Comments    Publications

Global Economic Outlook: The world economy on the right track – but the long term challenges are vast

Global Economic Outlook: The world economy on the right track – but the long term challenges are vast

Global Economic Outlook: Last year the global economy came to a halt. The Euro zone are in a recession and the recovery in the US economy is still slow. The emerging market are growing slower due to the restrictive politics in the west.

Tags: Global Economic Outlook

30-04-2012 09:32    Comments    Videos

Swedbank Economic Outlook: Bumpy road to recovery.

Swedbank Economic Outlook: Bumpy road to recovery.

Swedbank Economic Outlook, Swedbank’s analysis of the economies in Sweden and the Baltic countries. Presenter, Magnus Alvesson, Head of Economic Forecasting at Swedbank.

27-04-2012 14:40    Comments    Videos

Swedbank Corporate Presentation 31 March 2012

A short presentation of Swedbank Group, 31 March 2012.

Tags: corporate presentation

27-04-2012 09:43    Comments    Presentations

Improved growth outlook -  yet significant vulnerability

Improved growth outlook - yet significant vulnerability

In our latest Swedbank Economic Outlook, we forecast that global GDP will grow by 3.1% this year and by 3.4% next year. This would also mean an improvement in Sweden where GDP shrunk more than expected at the end of last year.

Tags: Economic Outlook

26-04-2012 11:00    Comments    Blog