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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.

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.

Anders Borg

Europe issues hang heavy over Sweden's finance minister

February 1, 2013

It may not be part of the struggling eurozone but Sweden is suffering its very own Europe-related problems. Its finance minister, Anders Borg, tells The Banker why he does not want the UK to leave the EU, what difficulties could be posed by the formation of a banking union and where the responsibility for bailing out banks should lie.

TEASER-Green energy feels the chill

Green energy feels the chill

December 3, 2012

Tighter bank financing, falling government subsidies and rising US shale gas production are all putting the squeeze on the renewable energy industry.

Basel risk weights leave banks with unequal burdens

March 26, 2012

The process of risk-weighting assets will become even more crucial to calculating bank capital adequacy under Basel III than it is already. Which is why there is growing dissent about the unexplained discrepancies between how different banks are measuring the same risks.

Goldman's team on the Con Hem deal

Goldman's variety pack helps Com Hem defy eurozone mayhem

December 1, 2011

Issuing in Europe in 2011 has been a hazardous task, but Com Hem's highly leveraged buyout bridge underwritten by joint mandated lead arranger Goldman Sachs managed to defy the odds, thanks in no small part to the diverse elements of the deal.

Nordea

Sweden's banks emerge from the crisis in good health

May 4, 2011

The Swedish economy has bounced back well from the crisis, with banks among the main beneficiaries. Leading bankers at three of the country's biggest banks - Nordea, Swedbank and Handelsbanken - explain how they have achieved such impressive results. 

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Counting the cost: Volatile Times

May 5, 2009

The aggressive increase in residential and commercial real estate lending in the three Baltic states by Swedbank and SEB has left the two institutions painfully exposed to the market crash. Robert Anderson reports

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