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    1. November 16, 2014

      Nordea chief says bank regulation chokes small-business loans

      The head of the Nordic region’s biggest lender has said banking regulation is making it impossible for small companies to...

    2. October 26, 2014

      Business attacks Sweden’s new government

      Leading Swedish business people have decried what they see as the anti-business rhetoric of Sweden’s new centre-left...

    1. October 14, 2014

      Sweden slides further into deflation

      Sweden experienced its 16th month of deflation in the past two years in September, raising the prospect of another interest...

    2. August 13, 2014

      Russian steelmaker Evraz raises $425m from European lenders

      Evraz, the Russian steelmaker in which Roman Abramovich is the largest shareholder, has raised a $425m loan from a syndicate...

    3. June 29, 2014

      Nordea reveals carbon footprint of funds

      Nordea Investment Management has begun tracking the carbon footprint of its funds in response to investor demand for...

    4. June 15, 2014

      Nordea stands by Israeli bank investment

      Nordea Investment Management will remain invested in two Israeli banks after launching a review of their activities in the...

    5. June 3, 2014

      ECB poised to follow Nordic lights on negative rates

      Since the summer of 2012, Copenhagen has seen an invasion of central bankers from all over the world. They did not come to...

    6. March 24, 2014

      US private equity houses team up to buy Nordic payments firm

      Advent International and Bain Capital have teamed up with Danish pension fund ATP Group to buy Scandinavia’s largest...

    7. February 5, 2014

      Handelsbanken and SEB put in robust showing

      Swedish banks SEB and Handelsbanken surprised investors with higher dividends and better than expected profit figures that...

    8. beyondbrics

      February 4, 2014

      Poland’s PKO BP: eyeing Lithuania?

      Rumours have been rife in Vilnius for months that PKO BP, Poland’s state-owned bank, the country’s biggest, is preparing an...

    9. January 13, 2014

      European banks face tough 2014 as ECB focuses on shipping

      European banks battered by the downturn in the shipping market face a tough 2014: the European Central Bank has vowed to...

    10. October 29, 2013

      Nokia forecasts rise in profit margins

      The core business of the new Nokia reported weaker-than-expected sales and profits but the Finnish group cushioned the blow...

    11. October 24, 2013

      Swedish banks pressed for shareholder payouts

      Investors are increasingly pushing for Swedish banks to start returning cash to them in a sign of how strong their balance...

    12. October 17, 2013

      Brazil federal revenues increase

      Tuesday brought data underscoring the divergent and shaky fundamentals of the economic recovery in Europe, while consumer...

    13. October 7, 2013

      Chile trade deficit narrows

      The US may not be releasing data because of the shutdown but the rest of the world is ticking over. Taiwan’s export orders...

    14. September 26, 2013

      European shares back on US buying list

      American GIs were famously described as “overpaid, oversexed and over here” when they arrived in Britain during the second...

    15. FT Alphaville

      September 25, 2013

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Dan has an in-depth look at Herbalife and the FTC. Izzi sees a world of “inexhaustible...

    16. September 24, 2013

      Sweden to sell out of Nordea after 20 years

      Sweden is selling out of Nordea, cashing in its final stake in the Nordic region’s biggest bank in a divestment that could...

    17. September 22, 2013

      Finland’s former revolutionary

      Björn Wahlroos may be the most important business executive in Finland. Chairman of three of the biggest companies in the...

    18. September 1, 2013

      Nordea silent on US probe into former manager

      Nordea, the Nordic region’s largest asset manager, will not alert its investors to the details of a US investigation into a...

    19. August 21, 2013

      Eurofirst slips to three-day losing streak

      European markets ended lower for a third consecutive day, marking the FTSE Eurofirst 300’s longest losing streak in two...

    20. July 30, 2013

      Sweden’s economy shrinks unexpectedly

      Sweden’s economy shrank unexpectedly in the second quarter as exports fell, weighed down by economic weakness among the...

    21. July 28, 2013

      Nordea accused of silence over SEC investigation

      Former employees of Nordea have accused the Nordic region’s largest asset manager of failing to inform investors about a US...

    22. July 18, 2013

      Publicis and Hermes boost European stocks

      European equity market gains were helped by earnings results with strong second-quarter showings for Publicis Group, the...

    23. July 17, 2013

      Strong sales for ASML boost European chipmakers

      ASML Holding, the Dutch manufacturer of chipmaking equipment, led the tech sector higher on Wednesday after raising its...

    24. July 17, 2013

      Nordic banks report solid quarter and strengthened capital

      Nordic banks reinforced their status as being among the most solid lenders in Europe with strong second-quarter results,...

    25. July 5, 2013

      The Macro Sweep: US, Germany, Malaysia

      The moment US economy watchers have been waiting for: June’s non-farm payrolls have arrived and have beaten expectations,...

    26. June 30, 2013

      Nordea: The benefits of being both a minnow and a whale

      Allan Polack knows what it is like to be a big fish in a small pond, as well as a small fish in a big one. As chief...

    27. beyondbrics

      June 28, 2013

      Argentina bonds: high yielding for a reason

      The legal battle between Argentina and its hedge fund creditors is approaching a finale. Few expect it to end in anything...

    28. June 25, 2013

      States & banks: heading for the door

      They’re doing it in Vienna. They’re doing it in Brussels. They’re doing it in Stockholm and Frankfurt. They’re even thinking...

    29. June 19, 2013

      Nokia jumps on Chinese bid talk

      Merger speculation in the telecommunications sector intensified with talk of bid interest from China for Finnish mobile...

    30. June 19, 2013

      Sweden raises $3bn in Nordea stake sale

      Sweden launched the biggest privatisation in western Europe since 2009 as it sold SKr19.5bn ($3bn) worth of shares in...

    31. beyondbrics

      June 13, 2013

      Poland's PKO gains after Nordea deal

      Shares in state-controlled PKO BP, Poland’s largest bank, gained 2.8 per cent on Thursday following its 2.83bn zloty ($887m)...

    32. April 28, 2013

      UniCredit shies away from derivatives trading with US banks

      UniCredit of Italy has become the biggest bank yet to say publicly it was not trading over-the-counter derivatives with US...

    33. April 23, 2013

      Swedish banks: Stockholm syndrome

      If you were buying bank shares for the long term a decade ago, should you have picked the tortoise or the hare? Aesop would...

    34. March 10, 2013

      Investors win rewards in payout battle

      It is a year since investors began a concerted campaign to secure a greater share of companies’ profits, putting pressure on...

    35. March 7, 2013

      European companies cut dividends sharply

      Dividends paid by European companies have fallen for the first time in three years as economic uncertainty and a challenging...

    36. February 1, 2013

      Northern lenders beat southern peers

      Swedish banks were the top weekly performers in Europe as investors showed a strong preference for northern European lenders...

    37. January 30, 2013

      Swedbank leads Nordic region rally

      Generous dividend payments and better than expected results from two Swedish lenders lifted Nordic markets out of a wider...

    38. January 30, 2013

      Swedish banks held up as blueprints

      Swedbank and Nordea underlined the strength of Swedish banks as they raised their dividends and reported better than...

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