Macroeconomic Update by Nick Mannion at NatWest Group

The British-Swedish Chamber of Commerce is pleased to invite you to an Online Webinar on 6 April with Nick Mannion, Head of Scandinavian Desk Strategy at NatWest Group. Nick Mannion will share a macroeconomic update in light of current circumstances and discuss the NatWest Group perspective on the future economic outlook. Date: 6 April 2020 Time: 11.00 - 11.45 Venue: Online event Hosted by: NatWest Group

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How is the Coronavirus affecting the global economy?

The spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) is a major adverse shock to both the supply side and the demand side of the economy. The supply side and demand side shock will cause a downward shift of the supply and demand curve, implying that employment levels will decrease significantly. Several economists have argued that much of the negative economic effects and job losses that we are seeing is due to the supply ...

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Central Banks respond to the economic risks caused by the spread of the Coronavirus

Following the spread of the Coronavirus, Covid-19, risky asset and commodity prices have fallen sharply, and government bond yields reached all-time lows. The Bank of England voted unanimously to reduce the Bank Rate by 50 basis points to 0.25% on 10 March 2020 in order to help UK businesses and households manage through the economic shock caused by the spread of the Coronavirus. Commenting on the interest rate decision by the ...

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Economic implications of the Coronavirus

As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread across the world, major economies are experiencing mounting pressure as consumer spending, production and investment are drastically cut. Subsequently many companies and governments are therefore facing urgent economic challenges. While the situation is unprecedented, the global investment community is bracing for the impact. Sweden’s minister of finance, Magdalena Andersson, said during this Wednesday’s press conference that the Swedish economy is expected to grow ...

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Beyond 2020: Business Priorities for the next decade

The focus of the BCC Annual Conference on the 5 March 2020 in London was placed on the key issues facing Britain’s community. Adam Marshall, Director General for the British Chambers of Commerce, states that the key priorities of our Chamber business communities for 2020 and beyond is to seize new opportunities and help the UK rise to new challenges. Economic performance depends on business confidence and it’s important to ...

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Towards a modest economic recovery in 2020 as uncertainties go down

Financial Forecast with Christian Keller, Managing Director and Head of Economics Research, at Barclays. The global economy is in a slowdown. Barclays global growth forecast projects real GDP will rise from an estimated 3.1 percent in 2019 to 3.2 percent in 2020 and 3.5 percent in 2021 – which is a slight downward revision of previous projections. The global economic slowdown is a consequence of rising trade barriers, geopolitical uncertainties and ...

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Essentials when Downsizing at Verto Konsult

The British-Swedish Chamber of Commerce is pleased to invite you to a Seminar on the 'Essentials when Down-Sizing' at Verto Konsult on 18 February. A well-executed down-sizing process makes it easier for companies to recruit when it is time for it, to maintain productivity and to increase the likelihood of past employees becoming ambassadors for their previous employers. Alison Sjöström, Senior Outplacement Consultant, will discuss Anglo-Swedish cultural differences, the global trends ...

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Financial Forecast with Christian Keller and Peter Ruskin

The British-Swedish Chamber of Commerce invites members to a Breakfast Seminar on 14 February with Christian Keller, Head of Economics Research at Barclays and Peter Ruskin, Deputy Head of Mission at the British Embassy in Stockholm. Christian will discuss the outlook for global growth, key drivers, risks to monitor and expected central bank behaviour in light of ongoing political uncertainties going into 2020. Also, we are pleased that Peter Ruskin will share ...

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