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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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Trade finance

Eurobus Nordic: Transforming public transportation one electric bus import at a time

Importing electric buses from China to the Nordics, Eurobus Nordic knows first hand the risks that come with international trade. One tool to help manage those risks is Nordea's trade term loans, which help the company bridge gaps in the trade cycle and improve its working capital.

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Economic Outlook

Optimism is back in Norway's economic outlook

Norwegian economic activity will pick up going forward, and unemployment will stay at a low level. Inflation will gradually decrease, but it will take years before it reaches the 2% target.

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Economic Outlook

Global economic outlook: Different paths

The global growth momentum has improved slightly since the beginning of this year thanks to China’s increased fiscal stimulus and declining inflation numbers in many western economies.

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Helge J. Pedersen

Economic Outlook

Nordea chief economist: Soft landing likely, but risks remain

The global economy has had a decent start to 2024, and a soft landing seems more likely. But strong labour markets place heavy demands on the calibration of monetary policy, and the neutral rate is probably higher than previously assumed. The new geopolitical reality still poses a high risk to the outlook for growth and inflation.

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Economic Outlook

Population shift: Implications for Sweden's economy

Last year, Sweden saw the lowest population growth in more than 20 years. Much suggests that population growth will remain subdued in the coming years. This will impact the need for new homes, other investments as well as the labour market.

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Economic Outlook

Swedish economic outlook: Searching for equilibrium

After several turbulent years the pieces of the puzzle are gradually falling into place for the Swedish economy. Households’ consumption pattern normalises, export companies’ production will balance with demand and inflation will stabilise at low levels.

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Insights

Chief Economist's Corner: Demography is destiny

We are living in an age of historic demographic changes. Changes that place great demands on innovation and reform in Western countries if prosperity is to be maintained, but also changes that lay the foundation for a completely new world order, writes Nordea Group Chief Economist Helge Pedersen.

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Economic Outlook

A more “normal” neutral interest rate?

How many rate cuts will we get over the next two to three years? Forecasts vary more than usual, mainly because of varying estimates of the normal interest rate. We expect fewer rate cuts and a higher normal interest rate than most.

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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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