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Corporate insights

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

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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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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Economy

Denmark’s finance minister: ‘We’re not yet out of the woods’

At a recent event for Nordea’s institutional clients, Danish Finance Minister Nicolai Wammen shared the economic outlook and the government’s 2030 reform plan, while Kristine Rasmussen from Danmarks Nationalbank discussed the country’s funding needs in the coming year.

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Open banking

What are PSD3 and PSR?

The third Payment Services Directive (PSD3) and the Payment Services Regulation (PSR) are a new set of legislative proposals from the European Commission that will have a significant impact on banks, fintechs, payment service providers and customers, both from a legal and operational perspective.

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Nordea On Your Mind

Being euro-denominated is a benefit

What are the benefits of reporting in euros for a company that operates globally? In the Nordea On Your Mind report, "Euro in the Nordics 2.0," Tomi Hintikka, Group Treasurer of Finnish crane maker Konecranes, shares his perspectives on managing FX risk in a euro-denominated country.

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Sustainability

Chief Economist's Corner: A greener agricultural country

Denmark will soon be one of the first countries in the world to introduce a CO2e tax on agricultural emissions. Perhaps others will follow suit given the massive climate challenges, writes Nordea Group Chief Economist Helge J. Pedersen.

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Corporate insights

Beijer Ref: Shaping the future of sustainable heating and cooling

Beijer Ref is on a mission to be preferred provider of sustainable and energy-efficient heating and cooling technology. Nordea has supported the company for over 20 years and recently helped facilitate the company's entry into the US market.

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Sustainable finance

Supporting Pandora’s sustainability journey

Sustainability is a strategic priority for the world’s largest jewellery brand, Pandora. The company aims to lead the way by becoming a low-carbon, circular, inclusive and fair business.

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