*Inditex had reported +15 pct in 5 weeks from Feb. 1. *H&M Dec-Feb sales 43.7 bln SEK vs fcast 44.0 bln. STOCKHOLM, March 15- Swedish budget fashion firm Hennes& Mauritz's sales growth missed forecasts in February, despite a pick up due to price cuts that are expected to dent its quarterly profit. » Read More
Stefan Ingves, governor of Sweden's central bank, defends the bank's decision to cut interest rates, shocking the markets.
Sweden's central bank has left its rates unchanged. Stefan Ingves, governor of the Riksbank, explains the thought process behind not cutting rates further.
Thomas Harr, global head of FICC research at Danske Bank, says the latest policy decision by Sweden's Riksbank is an "interesting move."
Swedish lender, SEB, has reported an 18% rise in Q1 operating profit. CFO Jan Erik Back says there's been "swings and roundabouts."
Some central banks have cut interest rates into negative territory to eke out economic growth, but unintended, counterproductive outcomes may emerge.
Amid a low inflationary environment worldwide, central banks will likely do more hence the rate cut by Sweden's central bank wasn't totally unexpected, says Dominic Bunning, FX strategist at HSBC.
Buying negative-yield bonds -- or paying to lend money -- looks like a fool's game, but six types of investors have joined the play, JPMorgan said.
Swedes would like more substantial welfare benefits, said Prime Minister of Sweden Fredrik Reinfeldt.
Daryl Guppy, CEO, Guppytraders.com looks at Nymex versus Brent crude, and finds that there is convergence in the trading behavior, but not in prices.
Fiscal cliff talks sink the dollar, easing hopes dent the yen, and debt sales buoy the euro - it's time for your FX Fix.
The euro hangs on fiscal cliff news and the pound feels pressure from rating cut worries — it's time for your FX Fix.
Japan could face aggressive new stimulus moves and the euro zone is back in recession — it's time for your FX Fix.
Hedge funds are loading up down under. This strategist thinks you should, too.
Northern European economies feel a chill and China reins in the yuan — it's time for your FX Fix.
Polls suggest a Romney win would be the bigger surprise, this pro says, and the dollar would feel the effects.
The Swiss National Bank has trimmed its big euro position, taking downward pressure off the currency.
Easing hopes hit the yen and British GDP rebounds — it's time for your FX Fix.
Yen selling seems to be slowing down, and this strategist sees a possible turning point.
Five central banks will meet in the next week, and this strategist has a trading plan.
Don't look now, but Norwegian housing prices are on a tear.