The stockmarket has fallen slightly in recent weeks. The Q3 reporting season has just started and seems to be in line with subdued expectations.
Sun is shining on manufacturers, but households remain in the shade
There are several reasons for remaining positive towards the equity markets going forward. Low bond yields and undervalued equity markets in Europe, for example, are two examples.
Swedbank’s interim report January – September 2012 will be published at 07.00 CET on Tuesday, 23 October, 2012. You are invited to participate in the following presentations:
Latvia is likely to have fulfilled Maastricht price stability criterion in September 2012
Consumer prices increased by 0.7% in September
Demography and its economic consequences in the Baltics: The case of Latvia
Anders Eklöf, Currency Strategist at Swedbank, is commenting on last Friday's US employment numbers.
On Wednesday, 3 October, at an awards ceremony of the City Enterprise Board of Tallinn recognising socially active companies and organisations, Swedbank was presented with the title of 'Most Responsible Company of the Year'.
Stockmarkets have reacted positively to the ending of the uncertainty that had previously weighed on financial markets thanks to significant measures taken by European and US central banks. This is the topic covered by Swedbank Investment Center’s latest monthly comments.
Services PMI drops to 47.3 in September: activity in the service sector is on the decline
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.
Close-by crisis raises reform pressures in the Baltic Sea Region
PMI drops to 44.7 in September – the downward trend in industry continues
On Friday 21 September the Ethics Centre of the University of Tartu, the University of Tartu Foundation and Swedbank in Estonia signed an agreement for the awarding of business ethics scholarships to doctoral students.
When is the right time to pursue expansionary fiscal policy - when Sweden is doing well and has a surplus or when the economic cycle weakens and you need stimulus to strengthen it? Should the government be cautious during bad times to ensure it has reserves for even worse times?
The Swedish Business Award will be held in Vilnius today. Swedbank's CEO Michael Wolf will talk about the future of the banking sector. Follow the ceremony online.
The 2013 Annual General Meeting of Swedbank AB will be held in Stockholm, Wednesday 20 March, 2013.