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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

Presentation of Q1 2012 Results from the Analyst Conference

Presentation of Q1 2012 Results from the Analyst Conference by CEO Michael Wolf, CFO Göran Bronner and CRO Håkan Berg

Tags: Q1 results, interim report

25-04-2012 08:43    Comments    Presentations

CEO Michael Wolf comments on the Interim Report for Q1 2012

CEO Michael Wolf comments on the Interim Report for Q1 2012

CEO Michael Wolf and CFO Göran Bronner comment on the Interim Report Q1 2012 and give their view on the future.

Tags: interim report

25-04-2012 08:27    Comments    Videos

Interim Report January- March 2012

25-04-2012 07:00    Press releases

Global Economic Outlook - April 24, 2012

The global economy is headed in the right direction – but long-term challenges are great

Tags: Outlook, Global, US, China, Euro area, Economics

24-04-2012 11:37    Comments    Publications

Swedbank Economic Outlook - April 24, 2012

Continuing on the road to recovery

Tags: Economics, Outlook, Baltic, Sweden, Global

24-04-2012 11:20    Comments    Publications

Knut Hallberg, Macro Economist, Swedbank, comments on today's Repo Rate Decision

Knut Hallberg, Macro Economist, Swedbank, comments on today's Repo Rate Decision

Knut Hallberg, Macro Economist at Large Corporates and Institutions, is commenting on the Riksbank's decision to hold the repo rate unchanged at 1.50 per cent in Sweden.

Tags: repo rate

18-04-2012 15:19    Comments    Videos

Repo rate unchanged at 1.50 per cent

Following the sharp slowdown in the Swedish economy towards the end of last year, it is now possible to discern some positive signs. At the same time, inflation is low and expected to remain so over the coming year. Monetary policy needs to remain expansionary to support the recovery. The Executive Board of the Riksbank has therefore decided to hold the repo rate unchanged at 1.50 per cent. The repo-rate path is also unchanged.  

18-04-2012 09:51    Comments    News

Invitation to presentation of Swedbank’s interim report January – March 2012

Swedbank’s interim report January – March 2012 will be published at 07.00 CET on Wednesday, 25 April, 2012. You are invited to participate in the following presentations:

13-04-2012 15:00    Press releases

New cold spells in the US economy

New cold spells in the US economy

During Easter, global financial markets got a shock on learning about the weak labour market figures in the US. A mere 120 000 jobs were created compared with the expected 205 000.

13-04-2012 10:20    Comments    Blog

Energy & Commodities - April 11, 2012

Rising oil prices, but modest price trend for metals

11-04-2012 12:11    Comments    Publications

Flash comment: Latvia - April 11, 2012

Annual consumer price growth to moderate further

Tags: CPI, Latvia, Flash comment

11-04-2012 11:16    Comments    Publications

The Lithuanian Economy - April 10

Demand keeps a lid on inflation, but oil will stimulate it

Tags: Monthly letter, Demand, Inflation, Lithuania

10-04-2012 11:09    Comments    Publications

Flash comment: Estonia - April 9, 2012

Price growth in March above expectations

Tags: Flash, Estonia, CPI

09-04-2012 10:55    Comments    Publications

I miss a holistic way of looking at the EMU

I miss a holistic way of looking at the EMU

Recently, economic commentators and journalists have been presenting how the EMU should be dissolved i.e. how it should be done in practice. The main reason for this is that southern European countries and Ireland would recover more quickly outside the EMU than in.

Tags: EMU

05-04-2012 12:09    Comments    Blog

A Monthly Outlook - April

A Monthly Outlook - April

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.

05-04-2012 09:27    Comments    Videos

Purchasing Managers´Index Services March 2012

Services PMI falls to 52.6 in March: service economy cools somewhat as business activity slows down

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

04-04-2012 12:08    Comments    Publications

A new breed of environmental magicians

A new breed of environmental magicians

Houdini, the innovative Swedish sportswear company, has succeeded in pulling the sustainable growth rabbit out of the hat, and so astonished and delighted us at Swedbank that on 28 March we gave them our Sustainability award.

03-04-2012 12:53    Comments    Blog

Purchasing Managers´Index March 2012

PMI drops to 50.2 in March – no clear recovery yet for Swedish industry

Tags: PMI, Purchasing Managers´Index, Indicator

02-04-2012 11:46    Comments    Publications

Are US decision makers and academics burying their heads in the sand?

Are US decision makers and academics burying their heads in the sand?

The paradox is obvious clear. During an election year, interest in the economic policy conference organised by the National Association of Business Economics (NABE) is significant - this year saw record attendance with over 600 participants - at the same time as the invited speakers were tongue-tied and clearly had difficulties in focusing on the policy issues that really concern Americans.

30-03-2012 14:17    Comments    Blog