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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.

SEB encourages great minds to think differently

SEB encourages great minds to think differently

September 2, 2013

Lars Millberg, head of transaction banking at SEB's merchant banking division, discusses the importance of innovation, and describes the bank's unique approach to encouraging out-of-the-box thinking among its employees.

Five a day keeps Barclays healthy

Five a day keeps Barclays bond team healthy

October 1, 2012

Windows for bond issuance were fleeting during the second quarter of 2012, but the Barclays public sector team opted to jump in with five tranches of debt on one day.

Saila Miettinen-Lähde, Talvivaara’s chief financial officer

Convertible bond fuels Talvivaara expansion

February 14, 2011

A London-listed, Finland-based mining company, Talvivaara, needed additional funds to expand the size and scope of its operations. After considering all the options, a speedy convertible bond issue was seen as the way to do it. 

A state of immunity

May 5, 2008

Conservatism, strong deposit bases and past consolidation bode well for Finland’s banks in the global credit squeeze, writes Robert Anderson.

Playing away from home

April 2, 2007

Nordic banks have traditionally adopted decentralised management structures, incorporating collective business practices while eschewing securitisation. Brian Caplen assesses whether this model can be made to work overseas.

Innovation promotion

September 4, 2006

Prime Minister Matti Vanhanen hopes Finland’s EU presidency will allow the technology-savvy nation to spearhead important changes in the way Europe approaches science and innovation.

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