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Monthly Comment from Swedbank: Positive outlook for equities in December as well

Swedish economic indicators have improved, despite them not being visible yet in actual numbers. “We believe in a gradual improvement of growth for Sweden in 2014,” says Martin Bolander, market strategist at Swedbank. However, this implies that European and even global business cycles continue to improve.

Tags: analysis, comment

03-12-2013 14:49    Comments    News

Purchasing Managers’ Index - November 2013

PMI rises to 56.0 in November – industrial economy on firmer ground

Tags: PMI, Purchasing Managers’ Index, November

02-12-2013 08:30    Comments    Publications

Swedbank Growth Days to Umeå 2014

The 21st to 23st of May 2014, Swedbank will arrange the annual event Growth Days in Umeå, Sweden.

Tags: Tillväxtdagarna, seminar

28-11-2013 11:21    Comments    News

Weekly Comment from Swedbank: Positive trend in the US

Last week saw the publication of PMI data from several different markets. The figures show that the US economy is becoming more stable and that quantitative easing has been effective. China, however, reported a reduction in the pace of new orders in the industrial sector and a PMI below expectations. In Europe the PMI for the services sector declined.

Tags: comment, analysis

28-11-2013 11:09    Comments    News

Baltic Sea Report 2013

Integrate. Compete. Grow.

Tags: Baltic Sea Report, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Sweden, 2013

28-11-2013 10:00    Comments    Publications

Executive Management changes at Swedbank

Anders Ekedahl, currently head of Savings Banks Business at Swedbank, has been appointed head of Group IT, a new position with overall responsibility for Group IT. Anders Ekedahl succeeds Mats Engstrand as member of Swedbank's Group Executive Committee. Mats Engstrand will continue his role as CIO. Johan Smedman has been appointed head of Savings Banks Business. He is currently head of Swedbank's Central Region.

19-11-2013 07:30    Press releases

Weekly Comment from Swedbank: Downward inflation trend may affect rate

The Riksbank is finding it increasingly difficult to justify unchanged interest rates, given that the European Central Bank (ECB) cut its benchmark rate last week and inflation in Sweden is on a downward trend.

Tags: analysis, comment

18-11-2013 17:00    Comments    News

New Chief Economist and new head of Macro Research at Swedbank

Anna Felländer, previously head of Macro Research, has been appointed Chief Economist and Olof Manner has been recruited as head of Macro Research at Swedbank.

14-11-2013 09:30    Press releases

Executive management changes at Swedbank - Jonas Erikson appointed head of Group Products

Jonas Erikson, currently head of Group Treasury at Swedbank, has been appointed head of Group Products. He succeeds Catrin Fransson who is leaving Swedbank to become President and CEO of the Swedish Export Credit Corporation.  Helo Meigas, currently head of Russia & Ukraine, has been appointed head of Group Treasury. The changes will take effect at the turn of the year.

13-11-2013 07:30    Press releases

Weekly Comment from Swedbank: Interest rate cuts in Europe and continued concern in the US

On 7 November, the European Central Bank (ECB) unexpectedly announced an interest rate cut from 0.5 per cent to 0.25 per cent. This was mainly due to declining inflation and far too high unemployment. At the same time, concerns about the US fiscal and monetary policies remain.

Tags: analysis, comment

11-11-2013 17:00    Comments    News

ECB rate cut, comment by Swedbank Head of Economic Forecasts, Magnus Alvesson

ECB rate cut, comment by Swedbank Head of Economic Forecasts, Magnus Alvesson

A short interview with Swedbank Head of Economic Forecasts, Magnus Alvesson concerning the ECB rate cut

Tags: ECB, rate cut

08-11-2013 14:51    Comments    Videos

Swedbank Lithuania receives National Responsible Business Award

On November 6, during the ceremony of the “National Responsible Business Award” Swedbank was awarded as “Environmental Enterprise 2012” among international enterprises operating in Lithuania. The award was received for complex solutions implemented by Swedbank to minimise adverse environmental impact.  

08-11-2013 09:00    Comments    News

Weekly comment from Swdbank: Global economy continues to improve

The US has once again postponed decisions on the debt ceiling and a new budget. At the same time, the eurozone is in a recovery phase after a long recession. Even China's third-quarter growth improved further, compared with previous quarters.

Tags: comment, analysis

06-11-2013 13:43    Comments    News

Purchasing Managers’ Index – Services

Services PMI rises slightly to 53.7 in October: stable growth in the service sector

Tags: Purchasing Managers’ Index – Services, PMI, Services, October

05-11-2013 08:30    Comments    Publications

Purchasing Managers’ Index - October 2013

PMI falls to 52.0 in October – stable industrial economy with subdued momentum

Tags: PMI, Purchasing Managers’ Index, October

01-11-2013 08:30    Comments    Publications

Weekly Comment from Swedbank: Continued stimulus measures in US and unchanged interest rate in Sweden

The Fed’s bond purchases will probably continue well into next year, in order to stimulate the economy. However, in Sweden there will not be any stimulus measures in the form of an interest rate cut. And it may take until next autumn for the Riksbank to start increasing rates.

Tags: analysis, comment

28-10-2013 17:00    Comments    News

Anna Felländer comments on the Repo Rate Decision in Sweden

Anna Felländer comments on the Repo Rate Decision in Sweden

The Swedish Riksbank's repo rate decision - Anna Felländer, Group chief economist (acting), Swedbank comments

24-10-2013 17:06    Comments    Videos

Repo rate in Sweden unchanged at 1 per cent

Following the slowdown in recent years, the outlook for the Swedish economy is brightening. There has been some improvement in the labour market and this is expected to become clearer during 2014. At the same time, inflation is low. The Executive Board of the Riksbank has decided to hold the repo rate unchanged at 1 per cent, to enable inflation to rise towards 2 per cent and to support the economic upturn. The repo rate needs to remain at this low level until economic activity is stronger and inflation rises. As before, the repo rate is not expected to be raised until the end of 2014.

Tags: repo rate

24-10-2013 10:15    Comments    News

Swedbank Economic Outlook - Update October 2013

Choppy waters – but a gradual improvement ahead

Tags: Swedbank, Economic, Outlook, October 2013

23-10-2013 08:30    Comments    Publications

CEO Michael Wolf is interviewed by CNBC

CEO Michael Wolf in CNBC after the publishing of Swedbank's Q3 2013 results.

22-10-2013 15:23    Comments    Videos