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ING Bank is offering Swedish investors a product that has the classic benefits of allowing access to an unusual and potentially risky underlying while changing its return profile. The product is based on the East Capital Russia Fund, giving local investors...
Nordea Bank, the largest bank in the Nordic region, has launched two exchange-traded certificates (ETCs) on the Nordic Derivatives Exchange (NDX) in Sweden. The certificates follow the OMXS30 index with a constant daily leverage of two. The bull OMX...
A radical proposal to slash Latvian mortgage borrowers' liabilities has focused attention on the exposure Nordic banks have to the Baltic countries. Risk managers at these institutions say they can withstand the pain, but state support might be needed...
Countries that sit outside the eurozone should be allowed to set their own risk-free rate for discounting purposes under Solvency II, according to the Swedish Financial Services Authority. Bertil Sjöö, acting director of insurance at Stockholm-based...
Norway and Sweden have agreed on a joint green electricity certificates market from January 1, 2012. The scheme promotes green energy by offering producers of electricity from renewable sources a green certificate for every MWh of electricity produced,...
They say that the early stages of a love affair are often the most exciting. Although Sweden has flirted with credit markets, the two have not had much of a history. But that is all changing now. Swedish investors have suddenly woken up to the ample returns...
This handy guide reviews the various steps banks are taking to improve their risk management techniques, looking at the benefits and pitfalls of each one.
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