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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

Anders Eklöf comments the ECB decision to lower the Interest Rate

Anders Eklöf comments the ECB decision to lower the Interest Rate

Anders Eklöf, Chief FX Strategist at LC and I at Swedbank, is commenting on the ECB's decision to lower the interest rate.

Tags: ECB

03-05-2013 16:48    Comments    Videos

Weekly Comment from Swedbank Investment Center: Last-minute solution for Cyprus

The situation in Cyprus created significant concern last week and most markets tumbled. Cyprus is now getting its emergency loan of EUR 10 billion from the troika (EU, ECB and IMF) but with a pistol pointed to its head. The solution in Brussels was reached in the early hours of Monday and just hours before the European Central Bank’s deadline of stopping the flow of money to Cypriot banks.

Tags: Emergency loan, EU, ECB, IMF, Cyprus

25-03-2013 15:42    Comments    News

Martin Tallroth, Fixed Income Strategist at Swedbank, is commenting on ECB' Bond-buying Programme

Martin Tallroth, Fixed Income Strategist at Swedbank, is commenting on ECB' Bond-buying Programme

Martin Tallroth, Fixed Income Strategist at Swedbank, gives his view on ECB's decision to buy bonds to take the pressure off struggling nations in Europe.

Tags: ECB

07-09-2012 14:33    Comments    Videos

Brighter economic signals – or is it the banknote printing presses creating a deceptive dawn?

Brighter economic signals – or is it the banknote printing presses creating a deceptive dawn?

An appetite for risk has returned in recent times, stock exchanges and commodities prices have climbed, while at the same time, the situation on the credit market has improved somewhat in Europe. The central bank printing presses are running hot, and since the European Central Bank, the ECB, has also chosen to give its balance sheet a big boost, financial institutions have begun to breathe a bit more easily.

Tags: ECB, Cecilia Hermansson, euro zone, depression

29-02-2012 10:09    Comments    Blog

Merry Christmas and A Happy New Economic Year!

Merry Christmas and A Happy New Economic Year!

2011 is drawing to a close. The year opened with continued recovery all round the world, but has since been marked by ever graver debt crises, falling stock markets, rising risk premiums and growing economic gloom. Gazing into the crystal ball for 2012 is a challenge. There is a risk that the economic year will not be as good as the headlines suggest.

Tags: structural policy, economic year, ECB

22-12-2011 15:30    Comments    Blog

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

ECB leaders in full battle mode

ECB leaders in full battle mode

The economic recovery is in full swing across the globe, although a fair few damages remains in many countries such as high unemployment and eye-watering public debt levels.

Tags: ECB, monetary policy

04-03-2011 11:17    Comments    Blog

Correction in the global markets

Correction in the global markets

The turmoil in the Middle East looks like a starting point for an overdue correction in the global markets. Looking at the large equity markets, for example S & P 500, we have been hovering close to levels not seen since before the collapse in the US investment bank Lehman Brothers in October 2008.

Tags: ECB

28-02-2011 14:08    Comments    Blog