LHV aiming for wealthier EstoniansEconomy
- Big banks «wait and see» regarding new credit reference systemEconomy
- Estonians introduced to terrorism travel insuranceLocal News
- The ups and downs of Tallinn Stock ExchangeEconomy
- Listed companies go generous with dividendsEconomy
- Granny gives crook over €30,000Local News
- Three banks for sale in Baltics. Maybe moreEconomy
- Estonian money mules made own bank cardsLocal News
- Banks trusted to prevent office building boomEconomy
- New budget head sees trouble ahead in economy of EstoniaEconomyAs Estonia's veteran budget watchdog Andrus Säälik assumed post as permanent Estonian adviser at OECD in Paris, his chair in September was filled by Sven Kirsipuu with 18 years at finance ministry under his belt. Tomorrow, state budget undergoes its first reading at Riigikogu. To mark the occasion, we thought we'd ask him how Estonian economy is doing?
- Confused, banks erraneously move money of hundreds of thousandsLocal News
- Swedes pull €550m from Estonian SwedbankEconomy
- Swedbank helps Estonians lose €8.5m in RomaniaLocal News
- Swedbank raises Estonia's economic growth estimate to 2.1 pctEconomy
- So it’s here — deposit interests drop to zeroEconomy
- Feels like farmers have perhaps survivedEconomy
- Banks suffer initial setbacksEconomyFor quite some time, banks have been bemoaning the record-low interest rates. By now, these have begun to show. Yesterday, packaged with last year financial results, Danske Bank in Estonia announced closure of half its branches and lay-off of near 80 of staff – 17 percent of people on payroll. The bank’s profits fell by more than a half to €22.7m.
- Impact of Russian crisis on Estonian businesses smaller than anticipated - SwedbankEconomy
- Editorial: the good and not so good ideasOpinionAt end of last century, Hansapank used to advertise itself by «Good Ideas Always Come to Pass». The campaign was supposed to make the boring financial institution look like a dynamic organisation moving along with the society and radiating positive energy towards the client. Obviously, the slogan worked as the current Swedbank has had the sentence appear in its communication.
- Swedbank: Reasons behind economic growth in Baltics slowing down are structuralEconomy
- Editorial: Reform Party – the Swedbank of Estonian politicsOpinionToday, Reform Party has a party: it turns twenty. Glancing in the rear view mirror, chief squirrels may get some satisfaction – the project launched by a midnight talk between Heiki Kranich and Siim Kallas in the Vienna hotel De France has evolved into a corner stone, a market leader and a power hub of Estonian politics. Easily, its position strikes a comparison to that of Swedbank in banking – 43 percent of all deposits at half year mark. Reform holds a third of the parliament and half the government, matching the impact.
- Among Baltic states' residents Estonians have the most savings - Swedbank surveyEconomy
- Swedbank raises Estonia's 2014 growth forecast to 2 pctEconomy
- Editorial: street pluralismOpinionAt first glance, the increase of demonstrations in Estonia might be seen as sign of civil displeasure. In reality, this needs to be taken as development in democracy and civil society. Lately, our streets have seen slogans not against state and local government alone, but a private bank has also been targeted (protests against Swedbank, in Haapsalu). At University of Tartu, defence of classical faculties has taken on a virtual storm form. The Estonian is getting increasingly active.
- ECB acts decisive in deflation threatEconomyEven before stepping into office, European Central Bank president Mario Draghi was nicknamed Super Mario. Now, nearly three years into his term, the ECB council under his leadership has managed to act decisive on several occasions. For starters, two years ago, eurozone was saved from breaking apart, or, at least, from a very bad crisis. Now, the central bank is set to do battle for boosting economy and defeating deflation.
- Editorial: banking on a placeOpinionIn Postimees today, Swedbank Estonia director general Priit Perens tells a truth at first glance shocking. Most of their branches – such as are outside of Tallinn and Tartu – are loss-making. Little local branches aren’t good for the bank to keep, all they do is swallow money. Still, the banker vows to keep the unprofitable doors open as long as people keep coming.
- LHV and Nordea lead the packEconomy
- Swedbank blesses state with dozens of millionsEconomyAlong with its quarterly economic results, Swedbank yesterday declared its new rules starting this year. Namely: in Estonia, as in other subsidiaries in the Baltics, a new dividends policy will apply, pursuant to which 60 percent of profits will be drawn out. For the Estonian state, this means tax income reaching into tens of millions of euros.
- Estonia – the Baltic food price rise engineEconomy