This year began well. The macro outlook improved and market sentiments looked like a oneway street with strong equity trends and investors positioned for rising bond yields. But anxiety has come back. An oil price spike in association with the Middle Eastern turmoil and the Japanese earthquake on March 11th has been replaced as market themes by another series of crisis management mishaps with Greece.
The global economy is slowing and political risks are becoming even more critical
Slower economic outlook is pressuring commodity prices
Ahhh, a sunny sky, a warm breeze and the open road- today Swedbank, together with several other organizations, kicks off a week-long summer tour on teaching Private Finance in Swedish public schools, a topic we have been actively promoting for 190 years! “So what?” you say, “nothing new there!” Oh but it’s a brave new world we live in and our sons and daughters are more in need of guidance than ever…let me explain.
Anna Nilsson, Head of sustainability analysis at Swedbank Robur, has today been awarded the Chartered Financial Analysts (CFA) prize to the person/organization that has meant the most to raise awareness of ESG *- issues in the investment process.
Perceived inflation after euro cash changeover: the case of Estonia
Hazy inflation trends in the Baltic countries: it’s time to get lucid
Swedbank has appointed Magnus Gagner Geeber as new head of the business area Large Corporates & Institutions (LC&I). Magnus Gagner Geeber is currently deputy head of LC&I, with special responsibility for large corporates. He will assume his new position with immediate effect and will remain as a member of Swedbank’s Group Executive Committee.
Latvia: GDP growth driven by investments in 1Q 2011
Latvia: CPI annual growth is about to peak
Swedbank is working actively to manage the bank’s capital structure and as a part of this process has applied for, and been granted, approval by Finansinspektionen (SFSA) to buy back issued, subordinated Tier 2 loans amounting to SEK 5bn. SFSA’s approval is valid until 31 August 2011.
Services PMI drops to 57.1 in May: Slower growth in service sector
Purchasing Managers´Index - Services,
PMI - Services,
PMI drops to 56.1 in May 2011 – signs of a downturn in the industrial economy
Estonia: CPI growth is continuously driven by food prices
As CEO for Swedbank Robur, the largest asset management company in Sweden, I want to highlight the importance of the financial industry having a sustainable investment strategy; from a financial perspective, an ownership perspective and a customer perspective.
Last week I participated in a panel on diversity in business together with Azita Shariati, head of Sodexo Sweden, and Sara Kullgren, CEO of Oriflame Sweden at a seminar arranged by financial weekly Veckans Affärer. Swedbank was one of the sponsors of this event, which featured speakers like Canadian Ambassador Alexandra Volkoff and our own Minister for Integration, Erik Ullenhag.
Economy blooming despite sketchy labour market developments