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Our headquarters go black

Our headquarters go black

On Saturday evening I will join hundreds of millions of people, governments and businesses (including Swedbank!) around the globe in homes, offices and places of business when I turn off my lights, power down my computer and disconnect from social media. No, it’s not downsizing or cost cutting. It’s Earth Hour, the hour when we say together that we know we have to take care of our planet. During World War II the British used blackouts to avoid attention – we’re using ours to call attention.

30-03-2012 10:54    Comments    Blog

To the Point - March 30, 2012

It’s the politics, stupid!

Tags: US, Politics, Monthly letter, Discussion paper

30-03-2012 09:59    Comments    Publications

The Swedish Economy - March 29, 2012

Signs of a stronger economy – but revised economic statistics could lead analysis and policies astray

29-03-2012 15:18    Comments    Publications

Swedbank Arena Becomes Friends Arena

Swedbank Arena Becomes Friends Arena

28-03-2012 17:21    Comments    Videos

Cecilia Skingsley in a column in Svenska Dagbladet: A bit brighter for bond owners

In a guest column in the daily Svenska Dagbladet, Swedbank´s Cecilia Skingsley notes that interest on government bonds is rising again from low levels.

28-03-2012 13:20    Comments    News

Swedbank Arena becomes Friends Arena

Swedbank has decided to donate the naming rights Swedbank Arena to the organisation Friends, whose mission is to prevent bullying. The arena will be renamed Friends Arena. With the unique decision, Swedbank continues its long-term youth effort and develops the bank’s social engagement.

28-03-2012 12:05    Press releases

Swedbank's Annual General Meeting 2012

At today's Annual General Meeting, Charlotte Strömberg was elected as new member to the Board of Directors. Current Board members Olav Fjell, Ulrika Francke, Göran Hedman, Lars Idermark, Anders Igel, Pia Rudengren, Anders Sundström, Karl Henrik Sundström and Siv Svensson were re-elected. The Annual General Meeting re-elected Lars Idermark as Chair of the Board of Directors. The Annual General Meeting resolved unchanged Board fees.

27-03-2012 15:15    Press releases

The Euro Area Crisis - 99 Q & A

Information material on the crisis in the euro area and the macro economic effects on our home markets.

Tags: Euro area, Macro, Crisis, Economics

27-03-2012 11:19    Comments    Publications

The relationship with customers is the most important part of our work

It is only in close cooperation we can provide the service that gives relevant value to the customer. Whether it is one of our senior customers who need to learn to use a card, a young family embarking on their first house or a corporate customer running the business expanding into new markets and needing finance as well as payment services. our customers and the businesses they run.  

26-03-2012 15:07    Comments    Blog

Questionable economic-political choice of path in the BRIC countries

Questionable economic-political choice of path in the BRIC countries

While the west is licking its wounds after the financial crisis, recession and the ongoing deleveraging , the BRIC countries ought to be able to enjoy a more comfortable time. While India's public debt is relatively high and China’s debt is possibly far higher  than the official statistics say, there is not the same urgency for crisis management as in the Euro zone.  However, the question is whether the BRIC countries are under performing in various ways in terms of economic policy given the circumstances.

22-03-2012 17:08    Comments    Blog

Invitation to Swedbank's Annual General Meeting

On Tuesday 27th of March at 11.00 CET, Swedbank´s Annual General Meeting will be held at Dansens Hus, Barnhusgatan 14 in Stockholm. The doors will open at 09.00 CET.

21-03-2012 09:50    Press releases

Energy & Commodities - March 19, 2012

Rising commodity prices as oil prices reach new heights

Tags: Crude, Oil, Energy, Monthly letter

19-03-2012 16:43    Comments    Publications

Swedbank winner of the special award in "Public Relations Award 2011"

The special award for increasing the popularity of the public relations sector was granted to Swedbank's internal communications project "A Week of Communications at Swedbank".

Tags: awards, communication

19-03-2012 14:02    Comments    News

Housing Affordability Index for Baltics

The housing affordability index (HAI) increased to 145.6 in Riga and 154.3 in Tallinn, but decreased to 101.7 in Vilnius

Tags: Affordability, HAI, Baltic, Housing

15-03-2012 16:38    Comments    Publications

Swedbank Mortgage Annual report 2011

Swedbank Mortgage Annual Report 2011 is available at  www.swedbank.com/ir or in the enclosed pdf

15-03-2012 08:10    Press releases

China's lower growth targets  – good news or bad?

China's lower growth targets – good news or bad?

The stock markets reacted very negatively to the news that China is revising down its growth targets, something the country had flagged its intentions to do much earlier and which therefore should not have been news.

Tags: analysis

13-03-2012 13:21    Comments    Blog

Flash comment: Estonia - March 9, 2012

Economy declines in 4Q

Tags: Estonia, Flash comment, GDP

09-03-2012 16:30    Comments    Publications

Flash comment: Latvia - March 9, 2012

Latvian GDP rose by 5.5% in 2011

Tags: Flash comment, Latvia, GDP

09-03-2012 16:18    Comments    Publications

Knut Hallberg about US employment and unemployment figures

Knut Hallberg about US employment and unemployment figures

Knut Hallberg, Senior Economist at Swedbank's Fixed Income & FX Research, comments on US figures regarding employment and unemployment in February.

Tags: analysis

09-03-2012 16:13    Comments    Videos

The Lithuanian Economy - March 9, 2012

Growth surprises this year, but we are not out of the woods yet

Tags: Lithuania, Economy, Monthly letter, GDP

09-03-2012 16:06    Comments    Publications