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Anna Felländer , Chief Economist at Swedbank, about the Repo Rate Decision

13-02-2014 17:00    Comments    Videos

The Swedish Riksbank: Repo rate unchanged at 0.75 per cent

The prospects for 2014 are good, economic activity is strengthening and the labour market is improving. Nevertheless, inflation is expected to be low over the coming year. The repo rate needs to remain low to enable inflation to attain the target of 2 per cent. The Executive Board of the Riksbank has therefore decided to hold the repo rate unchanged at 0.75 per cent. The repo rate needs to remain at this level until inflation picks up and the recovery is on firmer ground. As before, the repo rate is not expected to be raised until the beginning of 2015  

13-02-2014 09:41    Comments    News

Transfer of own shares to participants in Swedbank Group's remuneration programmes

10-02-2014 18:35    Press releases

Nomination to the Board of Directors of Swedbank 2014

Swedbank AB’s nomination committee proposes Maj-Charlotte Wallin for election as member of the Board of Directors. The nomination committee further suggests re-election of board members Anders Sundström, Ulrika Francke, Göran Hedman, Lars Idermark, Anders Igel, Pia Rudengren, Karl-Henrik Sundström and Siv Svensson. Charlotte Strömberg and Olav Fjell have declared they are not available for re-election due to the new regulations limiting the number of board positions which may be held.

06-02-2014 16:00    Press releases

Purchasing Managers’ Index – Services

Services PMI drops to 55.9 in January: growth in the service sector remains solid

Tags: Purchasing Managers’ Index, Services, PMI, January

05-02-2014 08:30    Comments    Publications

Shares continue to provide higher returns than bonds

Monthly comment from Swedbank: Strong PMIs in developed countries show that the global economy continues to grow. Whilst Swedish and US stock market values are now relatively high, the opposite is true for Europe.  

03-02-2014 17:00    Comments    Publications

Purchasing Managers’ Index - January 2014

PMI rises to 56.4 in January – the industrial economy is looking strong

Tags: Purchasing Managers’ Index, PMI, January

03-02-2014 08:30    Comments    Publications

The price drop for commodities slowed in 2014

Tags: Commodity, Oil, Energy, Food

29-01-2014 11:10    Comments    Publications

CEO Michael Wolf comments on the Year-end Report 2013

Tags: Year-end report

28-01-2014 07:50    Comments    Videos

Year-end report 2013

Tags: Year End Report 2014

28-01-2014 07:00    Press releases

Swedbank Economic Outlook

Global growth at different speeds raises policy-making stakes

Tags: Swedbank Economic Outlook, January, Swedbank, Economic, Outlook

21-01-2014 09:30    Comments    Publications

Unemployment - Fed’s key policy variable harder to read

Central banks face new challenges as the economy recovers. The financial crisis masked structural imbalances on the labour market. Polarised labour markets affect inflation and productivity.

Tags: USA, Fed, Unemployment

20-01-2014 09:27    Comments    Publications

Invitation to presentation of Swedbank’s year-end report 2013

14-01-2014 10:00    Press releases

Monthly Comment from Swedbank: Positive outlook for equities continues

“We are still positive to the stockmarket and believe that shares will give better returns than interest rates going forward. However, stockmarkets are getting more expensive and we therefore do not think that the returns of 2013 will be repeated. In 2014, companies need to start posting profits so that stock prices continue to rise,” says Sara Arfwidsson, market strategist at Swedbank.

Tags: comment, analysis

13-01-2014 17:00    Comments    News

Purchasing Managers’ Index – Services

Services PMI rises to 57.7 in December: the service sector’s recovery has stabilized over the past six months

Tags: Purchasing Managers’ Index, PMI, December, Services

07-01-2014 08:30    Comments    Publications

Purchasing Managers’ Index

PMI drops to 52.2 in December – protracted recovery for industrial sector

Tags: PMI, Purchasing Managers’ Index, December

02-01-2014 08:30    Comments    Publications

Mārtiņš Kazāks becomes a member of the Fiscal Council of Latvia

On December 19th, Mārtiņš Kazāks, Chief Economist of Swedbank Latvia and Group Deputy Chief Economist, was approved by the Parliament of Latvia to become a member of the newly established Fiscal Council.

27-12-2013 14:02    Comments    News

Emerging markets outlook: New medicine for China, a short-term headache

In 2014, the market trend will continue to be characterised by uncertainty surrounding the effects of monetary policy in the US and economic developments in China. In addition to these factors, important national elections will be held in several emerging economies. In general, we expect a tough climate for several currencies in emerging markets, albeit with considerable variation between them. In the US, the Federal Reserve will begin to scale back its monthly bond purchases in January, which risks impacting the global investment climate negatively.

Tags: China, Russia, Poland, Turkey, South Africa, Mexico, Brazil, Indonesia, South Korea, India

20-12-2013 12:00    Comments    Publications

Anna Felländer, Chief Economist at Swedbank, comments on the Swedish Repo Rate Desicion

Anna Felländer about the Swedish repo rate cut by 0.25 percentage points, to 0.75 per cent.

Tags: Repo rate, The Swedish Riksbank

17-12-2013 16:34    Comments    Videos

Repo rate cut in Sweden

Economic activity is developing largely as the Riksbank had forecast earlier. However, inflation has been unexpectedly low and, despite the recovery, inflationary pressures over the coming year are expected to be much lower than in the most recent forecast in October. To contribute to inflation rising towards 2 per cent, the Executive Board of the Riksbank has decided to cut the repo rate by 0.25 percentage points, to 0.75 per cent, and to make a downward adjustment in the repo-rate path for the entire forecast period. Slow increases in the repo rate are not expected to begin until the start of 2015. The risks linked to high household indebtedness remain, but the low inflation rate justifies cutting the repo rate.

Tags: repo rate

17-12-2013 09:23    Comments    News