Infographics: What Rising Interest Rates Mean for You

One of the main themes that is dominating business news nowadays is interest rates. More specifically the question on everyone’s mind is when will the Federal Reserve increase the fed funds rate from the ultra-low rates now. The talking heads, pundits, fed watchers and other experts debate this  issue on a daily basis in the media, …

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The Top 10 Swedish Companies

Sweden is home to some world-class companies. As a Scandinavian country outside of the Eurozone, investors can explore the Swedish market for potential investment opportunities. The following are ten of the large Swedish firms that appear in the FT Global 500 list: Hennes & Mauritz Nordea Bank Ericsson Atlas Copco Investor Svenska Handelsbanken TeliaSonera Swedbank …

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Skanska ADR Conversion To Sponsored ADR

Sweden-based Skanska AB, the world’s leading project development and construction group,  converted its American Depositary Receipt (ADR) from an unsponsored program to Sponsored program on June 28,2013.  Previously the ADR used to trade under the ticker SKSBY. The new sponsored ADR ticker is SKBSY. The ratio of ADR to ordinary remains the same at 1:1. Founded in 1887, …

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New ADR: Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB

Swedish bank Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB, also known as SEB, started trading on the US OTC markets as an unsponsored ADR effective Nov 12, 2013 under the ticker SVKEY. The ADR to Ordinary ratio is 1:1. SEB mainly serves corporations in the Nordic and other areas. From the corporate website: We are different from other Nordic banks …

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The Top 10 Swedish Companies by Sales

The ten largest publicly-listed Swedish companies based on 2009 sales that appear in the Forbes Global 2000 list for 2010 are listed below: Rank Company Industry Sales ($bil) 1 Volvo Group Consumer Durables 30.49 2 Ericsson Technology Hardware & Equip 28.83 3 Nordea Bank Banking 22.81 4 Skanska Construction 19.1 5 SCA-Svenska Cellulosa Household & …

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Time To Consider Swedish Bank Stocks

Some of the Swedish bank stocks fell hard during the credit crisis due to their large exposures to the former Soviet states in the Baltic region. However in the past few months these banks have rebounded nicely. Sweden’s fourth largest bank Swedbank (OTC: SWDBY) is also the biggest bank in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. In …

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