48. Weekly Newsletter

Northern Ireland Economy The smallest country within the United Kingdom, Northern Ireland (NI), represents just 1.9m people in an area around 3% the size of Sweden: however, NI has almost fully recovered economically from the effects ...

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150 Years of Handelsbanken

Handelsbanken, a BSCC Patron Member, on the 25th of November celebrated 150 years since their founding at Kornhalmstorg in the Old Town district of Stockholm. That year, in 1871, delivered the company with its first ...

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47. Weekly Newsletter

Rising Inflation The month of October experienced a ‘bigger than expected’ 4.2% jump in inflation amid fresh calls for the Bank of England to raise interest rates. This outpaced the previous months 3.1% increase and marks ...

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46. Weekly Newsletter

COP26 Summary The new global “Glasgow Climate Pact” has emerged from the COP26 Summit and was welcomed by many but also faces expectations for increased contributions going forward. The document is not legally binding but sets ...

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45. Weekly Newsletter

COP26 First Week The first week of COP26 in Glasgow has been completed, with proceedings set to conclude this Friday (12th November, having featured 25,000 delegates from 200 countries. Around 120 heads of state made appearances ...

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The Autumn Budget

The Autumn Budget, released on 27 October 2021, by the Chancellor of the Exchequer set out the government’s tax and spending plans for the year ahead. At present the level of inflation is around 3.1% ...

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44. Weekly Newsletter

COP26 The first day of COP26, in Glasgow, started with Sir David Attenborough warning world leaders that “the world is looking to you” in an emotional speech; India also committed to net achieving net zero emissions ...

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Volvo Cars: Record-Breaking Initial Public Offering

Last week on Friday our Patron company Volvo Cars held their much-anticipated listing on the Stockholm stock exchange. The market reacted warmly to the IPO, which had been substantially oversubscribed, and the stock went up ...

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43. Weekly Newsletter

The Budget: Expectations Statements from the government so far, prior to the Chancellor’s delivery, about the Autumn Budget have already identified key areas of interest such as transport, health and education. The official delivery is due ...

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SAAB: Net Zero Emissions by 2050

SAAB, a BSCC Patron Member, has joined the United Nations Climate Change (UNFCCC) Race to Zero campaign and has committed to halving greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 and hitting net zero by 2050. The company ...

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