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To the Point, February 28, 2011

We need to accept the "slow fix"   

Tags: To The Point, Analysis, Spain

14-03-2011 13:15    Comments    Publications

Earthquake adds uncertainties to global economy

Earthquake adds uncertainties to global economy

Natural disasters definitely make me humble as a human being and as a forecaster.

14-03-2011 09:02    Comments    Blog

Swedbank ranked highest among pension companies according to compilation from Försäkringsförbundet

Swedbank is in top of the 2010 list concerning return among pension funds, according to a compilation of life insurance companies' total return produced by Försäkringsförbundet (the Insurance Federation).

Tags: pension

11-03-2011 15:55    Comments    News

Where do we head now?

Where do we head now?

The Institute of Private Finances in Lithuania has, despite of our short existence, come a long way already with creating our activities calendar, scheduling regular events and planning periodic surveys.

11-03-2011 13:19    Comments    Blog

Swedbank  has established competence center for entrepreneurship in Latvia

Swedbank has established competence center for entrepreneurship in Latvia

Tags: entrepreneurship

11-03-2011 09:52    Comments    Videos

Swedbank’s monthly market outlook, March 9

Swedbank’s monthly market outlook, March 9

Tags: market outlook

10-03-2011 11:04    Comments    Videos

Contributing to youth's financial literacy

Contributing to youth's financial literacy

In my first post I wrote about the idea of establishing the Institute of Private Finances in the Baltic countries. This is what we have achieved so far. I would like to mention one project in particular that our Institute is really proud of.

Tags: private finances

10-03-2011 10:20    Comments    Blog

The Estonian Economy, No. 1, 10 March 2011

Labour market improving amidst growing imbalances

Tags: Estonia, Economy, Analysis

10-03-2011 00:00    Comments    Publications

Positive profit warning

Positive profit warning

We have today announced a positive profit warning of 1,2 billion SEK due to recoveries in January and February in all Baltic countries, Russia and Ukraine of 540 MSEK. And furthermore 720 MSEK due to a settlement with the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy estate.

08-03-2011 13:13    Comments    Blog

Institutes of Private Finances in the Baltic States - How It All Began

Institutes of Private Finances in the Baltic States - How It All Began

Do you know what compound interest is? Could you tell the amount of money that you would receive after two years, if you deposited 100 euros with 10 percent interest?

Tags: private finances

08-03-2011 08:41    Comments    Blog

Swedbank reports recoveries and positive one-off items amounting to SEK 1.3 bn

Swedbank reports recoveries and positive one-off items amounting to SEK 1.3 bn, of which SEK 720 million refers to the net outcome of a transaction agreed with the bankruptcy estate of Lehman Brothers, and SEK 540 million refers to loan recoveries made during the period January - February 2011.

08-03-2011 07:30    Press releases

Swedbank in Latvia is Establishing an Entrepreneurship Competence Center

According to a survey conducted by Swedbank the competitiveness of the Latvian exporting companies shows that success depends on companies themselves.

Tags: Latvia

07-03-2011 12:58    Comments    News

A spring cleaning is never a bad thing

A spring cleaning is never a bad thing

Long forgotten papers with notes from forgotten meetings can lead to new insights.

Tags: ECB

07-03-2011 10:54    Comments    Blog

ECB leaders in full battle mode

ECB leaders in full battle mode

The economic recovery is in full swing across the globe, although a fair few damages remains in many countries such as high unemployment and eye-watering public debt levels.

Tags: ECB, monetary policy

04-03-2011 11:17    Comments    Blog

Reflections on the turmoil in the Middle East

Reflections on the turmoil in the Middle East

Politicians, journalists, corporate managers, financial investors and general news consumers across the world are trying to figure out the next possible steps in the development in the Middle East.

Tags: Middle East

02-03-2011 10:34    Comments    Blog

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

The allocation of shares in Swedbank AB (”Swedbank”) has changed due to owners of preference shares having requested during the month of February 2011 conversion of an aggregate of 2 553 preference shares into ordinary shares pursuant to the conversion clause set forth in Swedbank’s articles of association.

Tags: preference share

02-03-2011 08:00    Press releases

Swedish Purchasing Managers Index decreased to 60.9 in February

Swedish Purchasing Managers Index decreased to 60.9 in February

Tags: PMI, Purchasing Managers Index

01-03-2011 13:56    Videos

Correction in the global markets

Correction in the global markets

The turmoil in the Middle East looks like a starting point for an overdue correction in the global markets. Looking at the large equity markets, for example S & P 500, we have been hovering close to levels not seen since before the collapse in the US investment bank Lehman Brothers in October 2008.

Tags: ECB

28-02-2011 14:08    Comments    Blog

Reactions on Swedbank’s Capital Markets Day

Reactions on Swedbank’s Capital Markets Day

On Wednesday 23 February we hosted a Capital Markets Day at our head office in Stockholm. About 160 guests attended the event.

Tags: Capital Markets Day, core tier 1 ratio

25-02-2011 16:02    Comments    Blog

Grand finale of the changeover to the euro - Part 2

Grand finale of the changeover to the euro - Part 2

I want to share some of the most important milestones in the euro changeover night.

Tags: Estonia, euro

25-02-2011 09:17    Comments    Blog