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  • The operating profit for the first quarter 2017 was SEK 5.5bn (5.6) and return on equity 12.2 per cent (12.2). Excluding items affecting comparability, which occurred in 2016, return on equity was 11.7 per cent (11.8).

  • The European Union is at an existential crossroads, as the United Kingdom prepares to leave the EU. SEB´s economists Robert Bergqvist and Richard Falkenhäll list 14 questions and answers about the process.

  • Last week’s Dutch election provided new perspectives on how the 2016 political upheavals in the United States and United Kingdom will affect Europe, writes SEB's Håkan Frisén.

  • With seven new pharmacies and sales growing nearly three times faster than the market, Katre Kõvask, CEO of Estonian pharmacy chain Südameapteek, can look back on a good year.

  • Samsung this week announced the launch of Samsung Pay in Sweden. As one of the first banks in Sweden, SEB enables customers to add their cards into the service. 

  • SEB's contacts are easy to deal with, they act with agility and low bureaucracy and have a proactive approach, says Teo Ottola, CFO for Konecranes. 

  • The interplay between economics and politics was undoubtedly a dominant feature of analyses during 2016. As we know, it was difficult to foresee both election results and their economic consequences. 

  • The love of boats and birds has followed him through life. Anders Parrow, 91, likes to visit the bank, but is also fond of internet and mobile banking.

  • SEB is creating a separate financial furrow to channel capital into green projects. Friday 10 February, the bank issued its first green bond of 500 million euros.

  • One sat in a cottage in Värmland, the other in a garage in Norrköping. The vision was to democratise the creation of 3D graphics.  In January, the company was purchased by Microsoft as part of their strategic focus on "3D for All".