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How the Obama or Romney victory will affect some Swedish big companies

Wednesday, 19 September 2012
Some Swedish companies surprisingly will fare batter if there will be an Obama victor in the USA come November.

Construction company Skanska, is one of the Swedish company that is gearing up to harvest from a Barack Obama victory in the U.S. presidential election. But pharmaceutical group, AstraZeneca, and fashion company, H & M, should rather hope Romney wins, according to an assessment by the financial advisory firm Söderberg & Partners.

The choice between the two presidential candidates is very important, even for the Swedish companies that are in the U.S. market. This is because the two candidates' economic policies affect different companies in a very different ways.

Construction group Skanska, with nearly a third of its sales in the U.S., for example, will benefit if Obama's promised infrastructure investments becomes real. The same applies for lock group Assa Abloy as the housing market can shift into a higher gear with Obama.

"But the pharmaceutical giant Astra Zeneca would be disadvantaged by health care reform, higher taxes and lower sales when smaller generics companies can take a larger share of the market, "said Matthias Gietzelt, chief strategist at financial advisory firm Söderberg & Partners.

Romney's broad tax cuts could benefit the consumer goods companies, such as H & M, although the clothing group has only a small portion of its sales in the United States. But it should also be noted that the Romney tax cuts will affect mostly high earners and the low earners or what is called there the middle class will see their tax rates go up and this will affect their purchasing power.
Gietzelt also believes that the U.S. stock market will do best if Obama stays in the White House as it has also ready been evident in the past three years of his gvernement.
"There  should be minimum of uncertainty, which is what is needed in this phase of recovery for the U.S. economy, "said Gietzelt.
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