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    Increased earnings for life insurance companies

    Earnings from insurance operations of life insurance companies equalled SEK 233 billion in 2013. In contrast, figures for insurance operations in 2012 amounted to minus SEK 159 billion.

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    Share wealth continues to increase

    The total wealth in shares in companies listed on the Swedish market continues to increase and was valued at SEK 5 187 billion at the end of June 2014. This is an increase of SEK 177 billion compared to the turn of the year. Households accounted for SEK 583 billion, which implies an increase of SEK 34 billion.

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    Retail trade increased in July

    The retail trade sales volume increased by 2.3 percent in July compared to the same month last year. Retail sales for consumables increased by 2.6 percent while retail sales for durables increased by 2.0 percent. The information is working day adjusted.

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    Slight increase in foreign trade in goods continues

    During the first six months of 2014 Swedish exports increased 2 percent and imports 4 percent compared to the same period of the previous year.

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