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Monthly comment from Swedbank Investment Center: Overweight in equities despite budget crisis in the US

In recent weeks, the global economy has sent several positive signals. The US economy is increasingly robust, Japan’s stimulus measures have had an effect, and the gradual recovery in the eurozone is spreading to more countries. However, all this is currently overshadowed by the stalemate in the US budget negotiations and the need to raise the debt ceiling.

08-10-2013 15:32    Comments    News

Emerging markets outlook

No bargain but better value

Tags: Emerging markets outlook

07-10-2013 15:00    Comments    Publications

Swedbank wins Best Annual Report prize

Swedbank won the NASDAQ OMX Best Annual Report in Sweden prize for 2012 in the Large Cap category. A pedagogical design and a good risk section were two of the factors contributing to Swedbank being the winner.

Tags: annual report

04-10-2013 11:00    Comments    News

Purchasing Managers’ Index – Services, September 2013

Services PMI drops slightly to 53.3 in September: the service economy is stabilizing

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

03-10-2013 08:30    Comments    Publications

Weekly Comment from Swedbank Investment Center: Turbulent week in global stock markets

- We can expect a turbulent week, says Sara Arfwidsson, market strategist at Investment Center. Disagreement about the US budget and government crisis in Italy are increasing volatility in the stockmarket.

Tags: analysis, comment

02-10-2013 14:56    Comments    News

Purchasing Managers’ Index September, 2013

PMI climbs to 56.0 in September – a more stable industrial economy

Tags: PMI, Purchasing Managers’ Index, September

01-10-2013 08:30    Comments    Publications

Knut Hallberg: "Bond yield will go up worldwide"

Knut Hallberg, senior economist at Swedbank, says in a comment on CNBC that when political uncertainty in the US and Italy calms down, yield will go up.

Tags: comment

30-09-2013 09:51    Comments    News

Weekly Comment from Swedbank Investment Center: Federal Reserve continues its support purchases of government and mortgage bonds

“Stockmarkets were jubilant at the beginning of last week when the US Federal Reserve announced that it would continue its support purchases of government and mortgage bonds at USD 85 billion a month” says Sara Arfwidsson, market strategist at Investment Center. At the same time, long-term rates decreased.

Tags: analysis, comment

26-09-2013 09:42    Comments    News

Swedbank - the most loved financial sector brand in the Baltics

In the annual Most Loved Brand survey Swedbank takes 5th place in the Batics, having the highest score among all financial institutions and also the highest among the companies who are in full-time contact with their customers.

18-09-2013 16:35    Comments    News

Weekly Comment from Swedbank Investment Center: Large trade surplus in China

According to Sara Arfwidsson, market strategist at the Investment Center, last week saw a rise in risk appetite in global markets. There were no new concerns and the existing ones, such as Syria, appear to have dampened somewhat.

Tags: analysis, comment

18-09-2013 16:25    Comments    News

Nomination Committee for 2014

The 2014 Annual General Meeting of Swedbank AB will be held in Stockholm,  Wednesday 19 March, 2014.

17-09-2013 11:45    Press releases

Weekly Comment from Swedbank Investment Center: Fed's report confirms economic recovery in the US

The Riksbank sees more signs of the economy improving and to support the inflation target of two per cent, it decided to leave the repo rate unchanged at one per cent. Inflation and resource utilization are still low and will probably remain so for some time to come, which is another reason behind the decision.

Tags: analysis

13-09-2013 16:21    Comments    News

Monthly Comment from Swedbank Investment Center: Continued overweight in equities

Global data for August has continued to develop positively, especially in developed countries versus emerging countries. The strongest trend is seen in the US and Europe.

Tags: comment, analysis

05-09-2013 11:06    Comments    News

The Swedish Repo Rate unchanged at 1 per cent

There are now increasing signs confirming that economic activity is beginning to improve. The Executive Board of the Riksbank has decided to hold the repo rate unchanged at 1 per cent to give continued support to the economic upturn and to contribute to inflation rising to the target of 2 per cent. The repo rate needs to remain at the current low level until economic activity is showing a clearer improvement and inflation has risen for a while. As before, the repo rate is not expected to be raised until the end of 2014.

Tags: repo rate, The Swedish Riksbank

05-09-2013 11:02    Comments    News

Purchasing Managers’ Index – Services, August 2013

Services PMI drops to 53.7 in August: service sector continues to recover

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

04-09-2013 08:30    Comments    Publications

Purchasing Managers’ Index - August 2013

PMI rises to 52.2 in August – gradual improvement in the industrial economy

Tags: PMI, Purchasing Managers’ Index, August

02-09-2013 08:30    Comments    Publications

Swedbank Economic Outlook - August 27, 2013

“Old” world resurges

Tags: Swedbank, Economic, Outlook, Economic Outlook report

27-08-2013 10:00    Comments    Publications

Weekly Comment from Swedbank Investment Center: Europe on its way out of recession

Last week was a fairly quiet trading week with no major events. The US dollar weakened slightly and Asian stockmarket fluctuations increased as US data further increased the likelihood of the Fed tapering its support purchases of bonds already in September.

Tags: comment, analysis

20-08-2013 10:19    Comments    News

Anders Karlsson - new CRO at Swedbank

Anders Karlsson has been appointed CRO of Swedbank. He succeeds Håkan Berg who is moving to another role at the bank. Anders Karlsson was previously head of risk at Swedbank Treasury and at Large Corporates & Institutions. He takes up his position on 1 September 2013 and will be part of Swedbank's Group Executive Committee.

20-08-2013 08:30    Press releases

Monthly Comment from Swedbank Investment Center: Overweight in equities in the US and Europe

Swedbank Investment Center believes that predominantly positive macro data now confirm a stronger global economy. The risk of interest-rate hikes in the bond markets has increased while short-term interest-rates remain at an extremely low level.

Tags: comment, analysis

14-08-2013 10:54    Comments    News