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Nordic FX: volatility ahead?

May 1, 2018

The Nordic countries’ currencies are renowned for stability and low risk, but concerns are surfacing around the currencies of Norway and Sweden, nicknamed the 'nokkie' and the 'stocky'. Joy Macknight reports.

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Will Nordic equity markets maintain their hot streak?

May 1, 2018

Property companies in the Nordic region have favoured the equity market recently as investors responded to low interest rates. Can the outlook remain positive despite Sweden's declining house prices? Stefanie Linhardt reports.

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Why do Nordic property companies take the high road on LTVs?

May 1, 2018

When compared with the rest of Europe, Nordic property companies tend to operate with higher loan-to-value ratios. Stefanie Linhardt looks at why this approach works in the region.

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Direct investment enjoys Nordic upswing

May 1, 2018

Private equity funds are expressing ever-greater interest in the Nordic property market, and listed companies are next on their shopping list, writes Stefanie Linhardt.

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Sweden financial markets minister looks to build on momentum

March 1, 2017

Sweden’s minister for financial markets and consumer affairs, Per Bolund, explains to Stefanie Linhardt how the country maintains its stable economy, and why the European Banking Association would be better off located in Stockholm.

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Is Sweden’s stellar economy creating a housing bubble?

March 1, 2017

Sweden is enjoying impressive economic growth, reflected in rising house prices and an increase in household debt. Now, fears of a property bubble are fuelling calls for the government to speed up measures to cool the market. Stefanie Linhardt reports.

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Could tax and regulatory reform derail Sweden's strong showing?

March 1, 2017

Sweden’s banks have survived the recent low interest rate environment and remain profitable. But a payroll tax on financial institutions and ongoing regulatory uncertainty threaten to take their toll. Stefanie Linhardt outlines the likely headwinds.

Banking on negative rates

December 9, 2015
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Negative rates stunt interest income as banks are reluctant to pass the costs onto depositors.

Sovereign debt weighs on Sweden’s banks

November 3, 2015
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With capital now required for government bond holdings in Sweden, The Banker looks at the sovereign debt exposure at the country’s top four banks.

Hybrid drives Volvo to a steadier credit profile

Hybrid drives Volvo to a steadier credit profile

January 5, 2015

With credit ratings on negative outlook, Swedish car manufacturer Volvo chose a hybrid issue to smooth the road ahead.

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