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Recent and Future Economic Development in the Baltic Sea region
25 September 2014, Thursday 17.30
Embassy of Latvia, Odengatan 5, 104 32 Stockholm

The Embassy of Lithuania, in cooperation with Estonian-Swedish Chamber of Commerce (ESCC) and Investment and Development Agency of Latvia (LIAA) is happy to continue the established cooperation between the business clubs of the three Baltic countries and invite you to a discussion about the economic situation in Europe, especially in the countries surrounding the Baltic Sea.

Main speakers:

Olof Manner, Swedbank (SE), Head of Macro Research

Mārtiņš Kazāks, Swedbank (LAT), chief economist

The guests will present a macroeconomic review of the Nordic and Baltic regions and share statistics and possible scenarios for the nearest future.

This event is a great occasion to meet Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian business people based in Sweden.

Shortly about the speakers:

Olof Manner started to work in the fixed income market in 1985, spent 25 years at Öhman Fondkommission in various positions: Head Fixed Income, dep CEO, Senior Advisor, then worked for two years at Royal Bank of Scotland in charge of Scandinavian Sales. In March 2014 started to work at Swedbank as Head of Macro Research. Olof writes chronicles in Affärsvärlden and is the member of Dagens Industri´s “Riksbank Shadow Board”.

Mārtiņš Kazāks is Chief Economist for Swedbank in Latvia since 2005, and since 2010 also Group Deputy Chief Economist for Swedbank. He is one of the most quoted and respected economists in Latvia. He holds MSc (with Distinction) and PhD in Economics from Queen Mary University of London. He has been a lecturer and an assistant professor at Stockholm School of Economics in Riga from 1996 to 2008. Mārtiņš was a member of the Strategic Analysis Commission from 2006 to 2011, a think tank under the auspices of the President of the Republic of Latvia. As of January 1 2014, he is a member of the Fiscal Discipline Council of Latvia.

R.S.V.P. by September 19th to Ignė Stalmokaitė by mail
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