Financial Outlook with John Briggs | NatWest

On Wednesday 7 February, The BSCC had the pleasure of hosting the Financial Outlook webinar in collaboration with NatWest. The distinguished speakers, John Briggs, Global Head of Economics and Market Strategy, and Kevin Cummins, Chief US Economist at NatWest, graciously shared their insights into the future of the economy. Some key insights takeaways during the evening were: Resilience of the US Economy in the Previous Year The US experienced growth rates surpassing ...

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6. The Economy Watch

The Economy Watch is a weekly update dedicated to providing our members with a summary of key economic developments from the previous week. By focusing on Sweden and England, the update serves as a valuable resource for staying informed on economic news and trends.RIKSBANK MAINTAINS POLICY RATE AT 4.0% The Riksbank announced the retention of the policy rate at 4.0%. The board acknowledged that prior rate increases have helped alleviate ...

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6. The Policy Watch

The Policy Watch is a weekly update which aims to provide concise insights into the current policy landscape. Tailored for our members and individuals interested in international affairs, this update offers a brief yet comprehensive summary of key developments affecting policy decisions and political trends in the UK, Sweden, and the EU.INSTRUMENTS FOR NORTHERN IRELAND POWER-SHARING PASSES Following the agreement between the UK Government and the Democratic Union’s Party (DUP) two ...

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6. Weekly Newsletter

UK Carbon price falls The price of UK carbon emission permits dropped to an all-time low when it hit £31.48/ tonne of carbon dioxide due to tame winter temperatures, leading to less demand on energy suppliers needing permits to cover any spike in energy usage over the winter period. The price has dropped by 43% compared to just one year ago when it was at €62/tonne. This has raised concerns about ...

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Geopolitical Update | Frédéric Cho | Christian Hedelin

Yesterday, we had the pleasure of welcoming our members to the fourth event in our series on Geopolitics and Security, hosted by Kreab Stockholm. During the evening, we had the opportunity to listen to our excellent guest speakers, Christian Hedelin and Frédéric Cho, who shared their expertise and perspectives on the current geopolitical and geoeconomic state of the world. The focus of the discussions was on China’s economic development, Russia’s aggressions towards Ukraine, and the ...

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5. The Policy Watch

We are happy to present the first edition of The Policy Watch, a new weekly update on the most important policy news from the previous week. "The Policy Watch" aims to provide concise insights into the current policy landscape. Tailored for our members and individuals interested in international affairs, this update offers a brief yet comprehensive summary of key developments affecting policy decisions and political trends in the UK, Sweden, and ...

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5. Weekly Newsletter

UK halts Canada trade talks The UK has paused trade talks with Canada, leaving UK farmers with reduced access to Canadian markets. The suspension in talks is because Canada demanded concessions on hormone-treated beef, which is blocked by UK legislation. This is the first time trade talks with another country have broken down post-Brexit. The halted negotiations will primarily affect farmers and carmakers. Trade between the UK was worth £26 billion per ...

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Conversations with Multinational and Smaller Corporations on Diversity and Inclusion

On behalf of His Majesty’s Ambassador of the United Kingdom to Sweden, H.E. Ms Judith Gough, and the Scandinavian LGBT Chamber of Commerce (SGLCC), we are delighted to extend the invitation to Afternoon Tea at His Majesty’s Ambassador’s Residence. The event will highlight the important role of businesses in championing equality and creating inclusive workplaces and what diversity can mean for results as well as sustainable business success. The first panel, with ...

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Executive Forum | Sara Mazur

On Tuesday, the BSCC and Cirio welcomed our Patron members to an Executive Forum Roundtable with guest of honour and speaker, Sara Mazur, director at Knut & Alice Wallenberg Foundation. Sara Mazur explained the vital work and contribution of the Knut & Alice Wallenberg Foundation to Swedish research and education since 1917, guided by the foundation’s statute, being ‘landsgagneligt’ (Beneficial to Sweden). We would like to extend our gratitude to Sara Mazur ...

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4. Weekly Newsletter

Sunak on Rwanda asylum and immigration bill Rishi Sunak has not revealed whether he expects asylum seekers to be sent to Rwanda before the upcoming autumn elections. On Wednesday this week, the Rwanda bill saw a government majority in the House of Commons, which should have reinforced the political initiative. However, this was undermined by the UK's statistics watchdog, which claimed that the asylum statistics have been misleading. The UK government has ...

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