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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

Energy & Commodities - November 16, 2012

Commodity prices fall broadly

Tags: Oil, Crude, Commodities

16-11-2012 13:40    Comments    Publications

Flash comment: Lithuania - November 16, 2012

Unemployment rate fell to 12.3%, further improvement is less certain

Tags: Unemployment, Lithuania, Flash comment

16-11-2012 11:23    Comments    Publications

China's transfer of power: Western world's expectations of a rapid transformation are unreasonably high

China's transfer of power: Western world's expectations of a rapid transformation are unreasonably high

China's 18th Party Congress ends today and tomorrow, 15 November, we will know who will hold supreme power in the Politburo i.e. the people who will govern the country in the coming decade.

14-11-2012 15:42    Comments    Blog

Flash comment: Estonia - November 14, 2012

Unemployment rate falls to 9.7% in 3Q

Tags: Flash comment, Estonia, Unemployment

14-11-2012 11:55    Comments    Publications

Flash comment: Latvia - November 14, 2012

Annual employment growth at 3.4% in the third quarter of 2012

Tags: Employment, Latvia, Flash comment

14-11-2012 11:42    Comments    Publications

Swedbank receives two Baltic PR Awards 2012

Two out of 10 Baltic PR Awards were received by Swedbank in the ceremony held in Riga on November 12. Swedbank Latvia was recognized in the Issues & Crisis Communication category for handling of the Swedbank rumor case in December last year and Swedbank Lithuania has received an award in Digital Communication for social media pioneering in Lithuanian banking sector.

13-11-2012 15:19    Comments    Videos

Flash comment: Estonia - November 12, 2012

Economic growth accelerates in 3Q

12-11-2012 17:07    Comments    Publications

Flash comment: Latvia - November 9, 2012

Latvia is the fastest growing EU economy for the third consecutive quarter

Tags: GDP, Latvia, Flash comment

09-11-2012 16:44    Comments    Publications

Flash comment: Lithuania - November 9, 2012

CPI declined by 0.2% in October, but don’t hold your breath

Tags: CPI, Lithuania, Flash comment

09-11-2012 16:25    Comments    Publications

Flash comment: Latvia - November 8, 2012

Latvian consumer prices remain unchanged in October

08-11-2012 16:10    Comments    Publications

US gives President Obama another four years

US gives President Obama another four years

It’s now official that President Barack Obama has been re-elected. Moreover, the Democrats again appear to have a majority in the Senate, whilst Republicans continue to lead the House of Representatives. Thus the status quo prevails - USD 6 billion later. Despite this expensive campaign and no major change in the powers that be, this election result is to be preferred for the US and for the global economy.

Tags: election

07-11-2012 19:51    Comments    Blog

Flash comment:Estonia - November 7, 2012

Consumer price growth accelerates in October

Tags: CPI, Estonia, Flash comment

07-11-2012 15:45    Comments    Publications

Knut Hallberg and Thomas Jellvik comment on the Presidential Election in the USA

Knut Hallberg, Senior Economist, and Thomas Jellvik, Equity Strategist, both at Swedbank, comment on the reelection of President Obama in the US.

Tags: comment, election

07-11-2012 09:10    Comments    Videos

Swedbank launches a digital platform Business Network

On 5 November Swedbank launched a digital platform developed in Latvia - Business Network.The Business Network innovatively combines a customer relations management (CRM) system and social networking functionality, as well as providing other opportunities. The Business Network will be available from 12 November and will allow making contacts with all companies that are Swedbank customers and have registered with the network. This opens an opportunity for every entrepreneur to meet over 75 000 other businesses from all over Latvia. 

Tags: Business Network

05-11-2012 21:18    Comments    News