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Economic Outlook Seminar: Consensus that there is no consensus

Economic Outlook Seminar: Consensus that there is no consensus

The focus at Swedbank's Economic Outlook Seminar was naturally on the eurozone. We asked the initial question: After the German constitutional court approved the ESM with some minor reservations, politicians started to discuss the forms of a banking union, and the European Central Bank (ECB) announced that they were buying crisis countries' government bonds on condition that reforms are implemented - is the eurozone thus on the right track?

Tags: Swedbank Economic Outlook

18-09-2012 09:59    Comments    Blog

Get insights to the future of global economy from the leading economists of the world

Swedbank Economic Outlook Seminar 2012 gathered some of the world's leading business economists and central bank representatives in Stockholm Thursday 13 September.

Tags: Swedbank Economic Outlook Seminar

14-09-2012 13:30    Comments    News

Banking sector leaders unite for Baltic student education support programme Panākuma atslēga

The leaders of the Baltic State and the Nordic region banking sectors – Nordea, SEB and Swedbank – have set up an education support programme for students of the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga (SSE Riga). Under the Panākumu atslēga programme, students were presented with one of the largest donations in the university’s history – 1.8 million euros (15 million Swedish kroner, SEK). Thanks to the three banks’ donation, 720 scholarships will be granted to students from Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia over five years, so reducing their tuition fees.

Tags: economics

13-09-2012 17:00    Comments    News

Prototron helps give shape to Estonian inventors’ ideas

The start-up facility Prototron is aimed at supporting the development of innovative ideas into a first prototype or finished product. The prototype fund was established by Swedbank, Tallinn Science Park Tehnopol and the Tallinn University of Technology. Swedbank will support the fund in the first three years of operation with a total of 120 000 euro.

12-09-2012 14:25    Comments    News

Economic Outlook Seminar helps us to understand the global market situation

Economic Outlook Seminar helps us to understand the global market situation

This Thursday, some of the world's leading business economists and central bank representatives will participate in the Swedbank Economic Outlook Seminar. The aim is to try to understand economic policy during and after the crisis: How can monetary policy be used when the repo rate is already close to zero? Will the fiscal tightening not only create a recession but also a depression in the crisis countries of southern Europe, and how can this be prevented? What regulations are required in the aftermath of the crisis?

Tags: Swedbank Economic Outlook Seminar

11-09-2012 15:53    Comments    Blog

Housing Affordability Index for Batics, Q2 2012

The housing affordability index (HAI) increased to 164.5 in Tallinn, 109.8 in Vilnius, and 138.3 in Riga

Tags: HAI, Baltic, Riga, Vilnius, Tallinn, Housing, Affordability, Index

11-09-2012 10:41    Comments    Publications

The Global Economy - September 11, 2012

Awaiting the central banks

11-09-2012 10:18    Comments    Publications

Flash comment: Latvia - September 10, 2011

Annual consumer price growth remains at 1.7% in August

Tags: CPI, Flash comment, Latvia

10-09-2012 18:10    Comments    Publications

Flash comment: Lithuania - September 10, 2012

Unexpectedly, prices increase by 0.2% in August

Tags: Flash comment, Lithuania

10-09-2012 18:03    Comments    Publications

Weekly comment from Swedbank Investment Center: New European Central Bank (ECB) bailout programme affects markets positively

The Riksbank surprised the markets by lowering the repo rate to 1.25 per cent at its meeting last week. The argument for a cut was that during the summer the krona had strengthened more quickly than previously anticipated.

10-09-2012 17:00    Comments    News

Just how important is a Repo Rate Cut?

Just how important is a Repo Rate Cut?

The Riksbank's announcement was preceded by a high pitched exchange of views. The Riksbank was perceived as being too slow. The vast majority of analysts and players had advocated a rate cut, including myself. A few considered that rates were already low enough and would even need to be raised. What good (or harm) does a monetary policy actually do these days?

Tags: repo rate

10-09-2012 08:58    Comments    Blog

Flash Comment: Latvia - September 8, 2012

Latvian annual GDP growth was 5.9% in 1H 2012

08-09-2012 16:36    Comments    Publications

Flash comment: Estonia - September 7, 2012

Economic growth in 2Q founded on domestic demand

07-09-2012 17:55    Comments    Publications

Martin Tallroth, Fixed Income Strategist at Swedbank, is commenting on ECB' Bond-buying Programme

Martin Tallroth, Fixed Income Strategist at Swedbank, gives his view on ECB's decision to buy bonds to take the pressure off struggling nations in Europe.

Tags: ECB

07-09-2012 14:33    Comments    Videos

Cecilia Skingsley comments on the Swedish Rikbank's Repo Rate Cut

Cecilia Skingsley, Head of FX and Fixed Income Research at Swedbank is commenting on the Riksbank's decision to cut the repo rate in Sweden by 0.25 percentage points.

Tags: repo rate

06-09-2012 14:58    Comments    Videos

The Lithuanian Economy - September 5, 2012

Prices, productivity, and wages will move in lockstep

Tags: Wages, Lithuania, Monthly letter, Analysis

05-09-2012 16:24    Comments    Publications

A Monthly Outlook - August 2012

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.

Tags: outlook, analysis

05-09-2012 09:54    Comments    Videos

Purchasing Managers´Index - Services: September 5, 2012

Services PMI drops to 50.8 in August: clear signs of lower employment in the service sector

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

05-09-2012 08:30    Comments    Publications

Correction: Change of the distribution of shares in Swedbank due to conversion of preference shares to ordinary shares

04-09-2012 16:00    Press releases

Swedbanks Swedish Credit barometer ” Inside the mind of the Swedish bond investor and issuer” released

To increase market transparency and track trends in investor and issuer views and trends, Swedbank will conduct the survey on a quaterly basis.

04-09-2012 11:18    Comments    Publications