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Energy & Commodities, No. 3, 14 March 2011

Commodity prices reach new heights with risk of price fall

Tags: Energy, Commodities, Analysis

17-03-2011 08:38    Comments    Publications

Purchasing Managers´ Index Services, February 2011

PMI – Services PMI drops to 62.4 in February: the service economy continues to improve

Tags: PMI – Services, Indicator, Silf

17-03-2011 08:26    Comments    Publications

Swedbank Asia Analysis, No.13, 16 March 2011

Europe and Sweden need a forward-looking China strategy

Tags: China, Analysis, Strategy

16-03-2011 16:06    Comments    Publications

Pull out the ”Black Swan” from your bookshelf!

Pull out the ”Black Swan” from your bookshelf!

Do you remember 9/11 or the financial crisis? Highly improbable events with three principal characteristics: It is unpredictable; it carries a massive impact; and, after the fact, we concoct an explanation that makes it appear less random, and more predictable, than it was. This is how Nassim Nicholas Taleb introduced his book from 2007 about the impact of the highly improbable, the “Black Swan”.

16-03-2011 08:56    Comments    Blog

The Lithuanian Economy, No.2, 9 March 2011

Not too great expectations.

Tags: Lithuanian, Economy, Analysis

15-03-2011 17:30    Comments    Publications

The Swedish Economy, No 2/2011

Mixed economic signals could complicate upcoming wage negotiations

Tags: analysis

15-03-2011 14:38    Comments    Publications

Japan, Middle East and China are all part of the world’s challenges and opportunities

Japan, Middle East and China are all part of the world’s challenges and opportunities

I hold my breath. The Japanese disaster is more than anyone can grasp. The earthquake, the tsunami and the nuclear power plant problems.

15-03-2011 08:19    Comments    Blog

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