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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

Nordic banks braced for Baltic slowdown

August 4, 2008

As recessions loom in the Baltic states, Scandinavian banks have reason to be grateful for their reliable domestic earnings, reports Karina Robinson.

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.

Eastward expansion

August 7, 2006

Nigel Dudley reports on the favourable fortunes of those Swedish banks that have set up shop beyond their borders, venturing into Russia and even China.

Sweden

January 2, 2006

Nordea
Lars G Nordström, CEO

‘Operation Big’ heralds the era of hybrid capital

August 1, 2005

Corporates’ historic avoidance of hybrid capital is giving way to enthusiasm following a change of heart by rating agencies. Now Sweden’s Vattenfall is leading the charge with a groundbreaking deal, structured by Citigroup. Edward Russell-Walling explains.

Dynastic prince is not averse to risks

December 2, 2002

SEB chairman Jacob Wallenberg talks to Karina Robinson about family business Investor AB and about the many strategic ventures that SEB has tried out.

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