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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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Nordea On Your Mind

No more euro introductions likely – for now

What is best for a small, open economy: the euro, a fixed exchange rate or a floating currency? Nordea's chief economists Helge Pedersen, Annika Winsth, Juho Kostiainen and Kjetil Olsen offer us insights on currency choices in the Nordics.

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Trade finance

Unlocking opportunities: Working capital offering fuels international trade

A new working capital solution from Nordea allows companies to bridge gaps in the trade cycle by extending credit from the production or purchase of goods to the final sale. The key benefits include improved working capital, flexibility and global reach.

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Sustainable finance

Nordea named world’s best bank for sustainability-linked bonds

Global Finance has once again recognised Nordea’s sustainability leadership in its annual Sustainable Finance Awards for 2024 – this time at the global, regional and Nordic country levels.

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Sustainability

A new dawn for nuclear energy

Over the past few years, interest in nuclear energy has made a comeback, with its inclusion in the EU Taxonomy and a COP28 pledge to triple nuclear capacity. In a new report, Nordea’s ESG Research team examines this renewed interest.

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Nordea On Your Mind

Nordea On Your Mind: The euro in the Nordics 2.0

The Nordea On Your Mind team revisits the merits of the euro in the Nordics, which are currently split between the euro and floating currencies.

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Economic Outlook

Growth pause for the Danish economy

After several years of high growth, Danish economic activity has slowed down. The dampening is expected to be relatively mild and soon to be replaced by renewed progress during this year.

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Economic Outlook

Household debt burden on the decline in Sweden

Swedish household debt relative to income is falling for the first time since the mid-1990s – contributing to resilience in the long term, but raising questions about household spending and housing market trends in the near term.

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Economic Outlook

Public finances are rock-solid in Denmark

The trend in Denmark is opposite to that of many other countries where large public deficits have taken hold. The solid finances help to ensure stable, low interest rates in Denmark.

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Economic Outlook

The Norwegian economy and an energy price shock

In the next couple of years, activity in the Norwegian economy will be less affected by petroleum price changes than previously. But large energy shocks will impact price growth and thus Norges Bank’s interest rate decisions.

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Sustainable finance

Nordic sustainable bond market hits all-time high in 2023

2023 was another banner year for the Nordic sustainable bond market, with over USD 60 billion in sustainable issuance for the year and record volumes in three quarters.

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Sustainable finance

Sustainable finance outlook for 2024: It’s all about transition

"Transition finance" has gone from being a bullet point in a list of key themes to being the overarching theme in sustainable finance, says Nordea Sustainable Finance Advisory's Jacob Michaelsen. He explains why and shares the main topics on the agenda in 2024.

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Economic Outlook

Nordea Chief Economist: Increased chances of a soft landing

The prospects for the global economy are still relatively good despite significant monetary policy tightening. Inflation has fallen sharply, and central banks will likely start cutting rates this year. This increases the chances of a soft landing, but uncertainty is high.

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