Opinion on Financial Services in Norway

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CommentWire
CommentWire

Svenska Handelsbanken: Nordic banking is a growing power

Published By Datamonitor
12 Apr 2001
ResearchWire
ResearchWire

Mutual funds: Norwegian market beginning to grow

Published By Datamonitor
22 May 2001
CommentWire
CommentWire

Sampo/Storebrand: time for the government to step in

Published By Datamonitor
12 Jul 2001
CommentWire
CommentWire

DnB/Storebrand: on the road to success

The two Norwegian financial services giants have merged at last. Storebrand could have waited for new rules allowing another firm to make a bid, but instead it has accepted a price lower than DnB offered in 2001. Even so, Storebrand will benefit from merging with its rival. The new Norwegian giant may also have the clout to achieve greatness abroad.

Published By Datamonitor
31 May 2002
CommentWire
CommentWire

DnB/Storebrand: a mixed blessing

The Nordic merger talks have fallen apart over a dispute about money: DnB wanted to cut its takeover offer further due to unexpected losses at Storebrand's Finansbank. Storebrand shareholders shouldn't panic though - changes in Norwegian regulations should allow the firm to attract foreign bidders and a whole lot more cash.

Published By Datamonitor
02 Jul 2002
CommentWire
CommentWire

Royal & SunAlliance: sell-off to continue?

Royal & SunAlliance [RSA] is to review the options for its Scandinavian operations having received several tentative approaches from potential suitors. Speculation surrounding its businesses in Sweden and Denmark suggests that RSA has not yet put its recent problems fully behind it.

Published By Datamonitor
15 Apr 2004
CommentWire
CommentWire

SEB: Privatbanken buy is a neat fit

The Norwegian Ministry of Finance has approved SEB's bid to acquire Privatbanken, a full-service commercial bank offering financing, deposits and money transfer services to affluent customers in the Oslo area. The acquisition should prove a good move for SEB, complementing the bank's existing wealth management activities in Norway.

Published By Datamonitor
13 Sep 2005

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