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    1. August 25, 2016

      Nordea and DNB to combine Baltic operations

      Sweden’s Nordea and Norway’s DNB plan to combine their operations in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania to create the...

    2. Fast FT

      August 25, 2016

      Nordea and DNB to combine Baltic units

      Sweden’s Nordea and Norway’s DNB plan to combine their operations in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania to create the second...

    1. Fast FT

      August 22, 2016

      Gilts: gold medallists

      There are bond rallies and there are bond rallies. UBS points out that what we’re seeing in gilts at the moment is...

    2. July 29, 2016

      US Q2 GDP disappointment — economists react

      US second quarter growth came in well below expectations today, fuelling a reassessment of rate rise expectations and...

    3. July 22, 2016

      Swedish banks: sensible lenders

      Sweden’s banks are as sensible as Volvos and flat-pack furniture. Net interest income is broadly stable, costs are...

    4. Fast FT

      July 20, 2016

      Fast Europe Open: post-referendum unease continues

      The International Monetary Fund has slashed its forecasts for the UK economy next year following the vote to leave the...

    5. Fast FT

      June 16, 2016

      50 ways to hedge your Brexit: 'Sterling hit won't last'

      fastFT has asked investors and analysts what their plans are for June 24, the day after the UK’s EU referendum,...

    6. Fast FT

      April 27, 2016

      Nordea and SEB miss in Q1 as negative rates bite

      Two Swedish banks missed estimates for their bottom line in the first quarter, as the effect of negative central bank...

    7. Fast FT

      April 27, 2016

      Fast Europe Open: earnings and UK GDP

      Sales at Apple and Twitter have disappointed but there’s barely a moment to pause for breath, with a slew of major...

    8. Fast FT

      April 21, 2016

      The Mario show: The reviews are in

      The euro jumped as much as 1 per cent against the dollar during Mario Draghi’s press conference, before falling back to...

    9. Fast FT

      April 12, 2016

      Sterling rally continues after strong inflation data

      Sterling is rallying for the third consecutive day after fresh inflation data showed core prices rising at the fastest...

    10. March 9, 2016

      Senior European bankers voice concerns over ECB cut

      Some of Europe’s most senior bankers have warned the European Central Bank of the dangers of negative interest rates...

    11. Fast FT

      March 2, 2016

      US rate rise expectations rebuild, but still shy of Fed

      A rethink of the rethink. A string of stronger than expected US economic data (here, here and here) has revived market...

    12. Fast FT

      February 29, 2016

      Swedish economy storms ahead. Your move, Riksbank

      Sweden, land of deeply negative interest rates and a central bank fretting over how to bump up inflation, is...

    13. Fast FT

      February 29, 2016

      Danish economy returned to growth in Q4

      The Danish economy returned to growth in the fourth quarter of 2015 after suffering a sharp contraction in the third...

    14. Fast FT

      February 4, 2016

      BoE holds rates for 83rd month: analysts react

      The BoE held rates at a record low 0.5 per cent for the 83rd consecutive month today. Ian McCafferty, the lone hawk who...

    15. January 27, 2016

      Nordea Bank shares drop 4% as profits slip

      Nordea Bank’s shares are taking a hit despite Scandinavia’s largest lender unveiling a “progressive” new dividend...

    16. Fast FT

      January 27, 2016

      Nordea to raise dividends amid digital push

      Low interest rates and global market ructions are not deterring Nordea, the largest lender in Scandinavia, which set...

    17. Fast FT

      January 27, 2016

      Fast Europe Open: Russia in focus

      Stockmarkets across Asia are diverging, with Japan and Hong Kong following the positive lead set overnight on Wall...

    18. January 22, 2016

      Euro down again in Draghi afterglow

      The euro is edging lower again today as it feels the afterglow of a dovish European Central Bank press conference...

    19. January 12, 2016

      Sweden’s central bank prepares to flex its muscle

      You know what they say: “Don’t fight the central bank.” But that doesn’t seem to apply in Sweden. According to local...

    20. January 5, 2016

      Dollar Index jumps to month high

      New year, same buck… The Dollar Index has climbed 0.5 per cent to a month of 99.38 high today, as the long-running...

    21. December 22, 2015

      Shipping doldrums offer opportunities

      In late November, the Baltic Dry Index, which tracks freight charges for shipments of dry bulk goods, hit an all-time...

    22. December 21, 2015

      Spanish stocks stumbling after election

      Spanish stocks are muttering their disapproval of the election results. Spain’s IBEX 35 stock index is down 1.9 per...

    23. December 13, 2015

      UK MPs urge pension fund to dump fossil fuels

      Twenty-six MPs across five political parties in the UK have called on their pension scheme to ditch fossil fuel...

    24. Fast FT

      December 11, 2015

      Charts of the year: American (income) pie

      A worrying sign? We’ve been asking analysts and investors for their favourite* charts of the year. Aurelija Augulyte...

    25. November 22, 2015

      Sweden: climate impact of investments must be disclosed

      Asset managers operating in Sweden will have to disclose the climate impact of their investments under new proposals,...

    26. November 8, 2015

      Nordea Asset Management looks at suing Volkswagen over losses

      Nordea has become the first asset manager to say it is considering suing Volkswagen over its deceit regarding...

    27. November 1, 2015

      Migrant crisis on pension funds’ radar

      A successful campaign to persuade Australian pension funds to divest from a company accused of human rights abuses in...

    28. October 11, 2015

      Regulators drag their feet over closet-tracking crisis

      Investors could be forgiven for thinking that Europe’s two most influential regulatory bodies have been slow to act...

    29. September 23, 2015

      Nordea bans investments in Volkswagen

      Nordea Asset Management has banned its fund managers from making investments in Volkswagen as the carmaker contends...

    30. August 11, 2015

      Nordea Bank appoints Casper von Koskull as new chief

      Christian Clausen is quitting as chief executive of Nordea after eight years running the biggest bank in the Nordic...

    31. July 21, 2015

      Handelsbanken reports its best quarterly profit

      Handelsbanken, the Swedish bank, reported the best quarterly results in its 143-year history despite the impact of...

    32. June 21, 2015

      Pharmaceutical pollution in India is bitter pill for Nordea

      The largest investment house in the Nordic region has accused the world’s biggest pharmaceutical companies of ignoring...

    33. June 7, 2015

      Movers & shakers: June 8

      • The Financial Conduct Authority has hired Mark Steward (pictured) as enforcement director from the Hong Kong...

    34. June 7, 2015

      Three Swedish banks accused of ‘closet tracking’

      Three of Sweden’s four largest banks have been accused of mis-selling funds to retail investors as the scrutiny on...

    35. May 19, 2015

      Swedish banks fined over lax anti-money laundering controls

      Two of Sweden’s leading banks were fined and heavily criticised over their lax anti-money laundering controls,...

    36. May 3, 2015

      OW bunker bankruptcy back to haunt Carnegie

      Denmark’s largest pension fund has indicated it has reduced or stopped placing trades with Carnegie, the Swedish...

    37. May 3, 2015

      Nordea blacklists Boeing over nuclear arms

      Boeing has been blacklisted by the largest Nordic fund company over concerns that the civil and defence aerospace group...

    38. April 29, 2015

      Nordic banks: hit return

      Nordic banks practise what they preach. Chastened by their own crisis in the nineties, they were better placed when the...

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