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Get the latest insights on the economy, industries and emerging trends that can help your business tackle the challenges it faces in today’s market. We share the learnings and perspectives of leading experts and innovators in the Nordics, both from Nordea and beyond.

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Economic Outlook

Lower inflation in Denmark than in the Euro area

Over the past year, the annual pace of inflation in Denmark has slowed much faster than in the Euro area. In 2024, this trend is expected to reverse, so that Danish consumer prices again will rise faster than in the Euro area.

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Economic Outlook

Solid growth for the Danish economy

In the coming years, the Danish economy is expected to continue to grow, especially as households will benefit from significant real wage increases.

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Economic Outlook

Time for adjustment in the Finnish economy

High interest rates have sent the Finnish economy into a recession. Mortgage holders and the public sector are adapting their spending to respond to higher interest rates, which has weakened demand but will lead to more balanced finances.

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Economic Outlook

Can AI boost productivity in Finland?

Initial research suggests that using artificial intelligence can significantly improve productivity. Due to its high digital readiness, Finland is in a good position to leverage AI. After all, AI creates an opportunity for Finnish companies to get back on the productivity growth track.

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Nordea On Your Mind

Navigating capex peaks and harvest periods

In the intricate world of capital-intensive businesses, effective spending decisions can make or break success. Johan Trocmé from the Nordea On Your Mind team sat down with Oskar Hellström, CFO of the aluminium technology group Gränges, to gain insight into their approach to financial decision-making.

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Nordea On Your Mind

Podcast: How to spend it

Don’t fancy reading big research reports? Curious about how large corporates spend their money? Do their spending choices affect their shareholder returns? Hear Johan Trocmé, Viktor Sonebäck and Jonas Ankjaer talk you through the findings from their latest Nordea On Your Mind, ‘How to spend it’.

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Nordea On Your Mind

Nordea On Your Mind: How to spend it

What drives corporate spending? Our Nordea On Your Mind team delves into corporate capital spending trends and the balance between business investment and shareholder rewards. Discover the shift towards more payouts and increased R&D spending, and uncover the potential value creation boosters found in less volatile capex and ambitious payouts.

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Sustainable finance

Signs of slowdown in the Nordic sustainable bond market

Despite record volumes in 2023, early indicators hint at a slowdown in the growth of the Nordic sustainable bond market. For the first time since 2020, 2024 Q1 volume shows contraction both year-on-year and relative to the previous quarter.

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Sustainable finance

Sustainability-linked bonds in sovereign financing: A new frontier

While sovereigns were latecomers to the sustainable bond market, the share of sovereign issuance is growing. Will the sustainability-linked bond format be able to gain a foothold in the growing sovereign sustainable debt market? Nordea’s Sustainable Finance Advisory team takes a closer look.

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Sweden's Rikbank Governor Erik Thedéen

Economy

Riksbank governor: On track for cutting interest rates in Sweden

Interest rate cuts appear to be on the horizon in Sweden. But when and how quickly will they come? One of the country's top monetary policymakers, Riksbank Governor Erik Thedéen, shared his insights with Nordea's institutional clients at an event in Copenhagen.

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Sustainable finance

Financed emissions: A key lever in the net-zero transition

Financed emissions are the emissions produced by the companies Nordea invests in and lends money to. Find out how we as a bank are working to reduce financed emissions in our lending portfolio.

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Sustainable banking

What are financed emissions?

You may have come across the term “financed emissions” in the field of sustainability. What are they, and why do they matter? Here’s an explainer.

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