Denmark’s Nykredit Mortgage Bond Index, which includes the largest, most-traded mortgage credit securities, rose to a record this month, holding up through a real estate slump, a banking meltdown and Europe’s debt crisis. Home-loan bonds have gained 29.2 percent since 2007, beating U.S. Treasuries. See: FIFW NSN LY0O526JTSFI <GO>
Earnings reports today include Novozymes and Sony Ericsson.
ALL TIMES CET
EARNINGS: * Novozymes (NZYMB DC) 4Q, 8 a.m. * Orc Group (ORC SS) 4Q, 8 a.m. * Sony Ericsson (ERICB SS, 6758 JT) 4Q, 8:30 a.m. * Avanza Bank (AVZ SS) 4Q * RIAS (RIASB DC) 1Q
COMPANIES: * Saga Furs (SAGCV FH) AGM, 11:30 a.m.
ECONOMY: * Norges Bank lending survey at 10 a.m. * Norges Bank Governor Oeystein Olsen speaks at Norefjell
MARKETS: * The OMX Stockholm 30 Index gained 0.4% to 1,028.62 * Nasdaq OMX Helsinki 25 Index rose 1% to 2,108.05 * Oslo’s OBX Index lost 0.3% to 366.49 * The Copenhagen 20 Index increased 1.5% to 399.66
GOVERNMENT: * Finnish Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen receives report on external economic relations, 10 a.m. * Sweden’s Finance Minister Anders Borg speaks at SNS in Stockholm, 5:45 p.m. * Norway Industry Minister Trond Giske speaks in parliament about TV2 sale
CONFERENCES: * Nordic Card Markets, conference on card payments in Copenhagen
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