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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

Weekly report from Swedbank: Important central bank decisions this week

The focus this week is on the Riksbank's monetary policy meeting and the Fed's meeting on bond purchase tapering. “At Swedbank, we believe that the Riksbank will leave rates unchanged due to strengthening economic indicators,” says market strategist Sara Arfwidsson.

Tags: analysis, comment

16-12-2013 17:00    Comments    News

Weekly Comment from Swedbank: Focus on important economic indicator

Last week, the performance figures of the Purchasing Managers' Indices (PMI) from different parts of the world were published. The PMI is reported for both the service sector and the industrial sector and is an important indicator of economic performance.

Tags: analysis, comment

13-12-2013 09:52    Comments    News

Cecilia Hernqvist appointed head of Communications at Swedbank

Cecilia Hernqvist, Swedbank Group's Chief Legal Officer, has been appointed head of Communications at Swedbank. She will remain in the Group Executive Committee and will take up her new role on 1 January 2014.

13-12-2013 08:30    Press releases

Purchasing Managers’ Index – Services

Services PMI rises to 57.0 in November: service sector recovery continues

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

04-12-2013 08:30    Comments    Publications

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