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World economic growth will gradually accelerate in 2015-2016, Swedish bank report said.
Sweden's richest person was Stefan Persson, the owner of cheap chic fashion retailer H&M.
Last year marked a remarkable year for Stockholm’s technology scene, with a number of start-ups receiving high profile investments and several reports highlighting the region’s competitive edge.
ECONOMY: Sweden's new bond-buying plan to stave off falling prices could trigger a round of money printing by its fellow non-eurozone neighbours to thwart untimely currency rises against the weakening euro, analysts told the AFP newswire.
The Scandinavian country has joined a growing group of countries to cut its key interest rate to negative — a historical first for the Nordic nation that shows how authorities globally are resorting to new methods to nudge up inflation and growth. Central banks across Europe are fighting to stop their economies from slipping into damaging deflationary cycles that could be difficult to reverse.
“What we've seen since the end of 2014 and the start of this year is a type of chicken race between central banks. Several of them have chosen to lower interest rates and expand their balance sheets,” bank SEB's chief economist Robert Bergquist told AFP.
"Putin’s regime is based on rule by force, manifested in repression at home and aggression abroad."
SIPRI: Russia seems to have changed its mind about the kind of country it wants to be, and old questions for Europe are now being asked in a new context.
SIPRI: In the wake of the attack on the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris in January 2015, the European Union (EU) and its member states face growing public calls to address internal and external threats, and particularly terrorism.
“Big investments in education are an important part of our budget, as well as investments in expanding exports”
“Not all Swedish households have a good enough economy for such a high share of flexible rates -- there is too much optimism.”
“Any discussions with Statoil from our perspective is difficult at this stage, because we can’t really help them,”
“These two new products, added to the all-new XC90 unveiled in LA, are a further statement of our commitment".
Sweden's central bank could pump more money into the economy.
“There has been a small a risk premium in the krona because of the political uncertainty".
"This agreement means that Sweden can be governed even in a difficult parliamentary situation," Löfven said.
Fears of racially motivated violence on the rise in Europe.
Great companies and entrepreneurs can come from anywhere. But some cities are home to more successful firms than other.
"The database is completely free with unlimited access to information".
A Stockholm-based startup, whose app helps users identify who is calling their phone, has received $60 million in a fresh round of funding from investors including Skype founder Niklas Zennström.
Over the past year, several Stockholm and Uppsala based life science companies, have landed big investments.
In September, songwriter Max Martin made history when the song Shake It Off, performed by Taylor Swift, became his 18th Billboard number one single. Now, he is one of the people behind a unique songwriting camp designed to attract top talents.
Videoplaza operates one of the world’s largest premium video ad serving platforms.
“Top population growth metrics coupled with low vacancy rates provide a strong underpinning for the local real estate market.”
Denmark is the least corrupt country in the world.