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Sweden tops English-language skills ranking

Sweden ranked world's best country to grow old

Swedish passport world's best for travellers

Sweden second best country for mothers

Stockholm climbs in competitiveness rankings

Sweden among best countries to be born

Fortune: 'Stockholm top place for startups'

Sweden tops first global Web Index

Sweden world's second most innovative country

Stockholm world's 6th 'best city'

'Cool Stockholm' most competitive Nordic capital

Sweden has (second) best reputation in the world

Sweden among top in Internet download speed

Sweden scores highest in 'Rule of law index'

Stockholm world's No1 in intellectual capital

Sweden the world's most ICT-competitive country

Sweden great place for moms – but Norway better

Swedes place 4th in English skills ranking

Sweden among top ICT countries

Sweden’s 10 greenest brands

‘Sweden needs to sell itself more’

Sweden overtakes the US in competitiveness

Sweden 10th ‘most admired country globally’

Sweden climbs in 'doing business' ranking

Sweden among world's least corrupt nations

Sweden's mortality rates world's second lowest

Sweden a good place to die – but Britain is best

Children in Sweden have best lives

Sweden the most competitive EU nation

Safe to do business with Swedes

How Sweden became an innovation frontrunner

Nordic countries world's most food-secure

Sweden the world’s best country – politically

Swedish firms among world's top brands

Swedish brands climb in global ranking

Sweden tops government ranking - while US lags 

'Swedish model' outranks 'American dream'  

Sweden among world's least corrupt nations



Startup boom continues -- Stockholm tech and health firms attract record investment


Sweden world’s 2nd most innovative country

"Investing in innovation is critical to raising economic growth".


Spotify user base reaches 100 million

Music streaming service Spotify says its active monthly user base had grown to 100 million, with some 30 million paying listeners.

Founded in 2006, it’s now the world’s leading music streaming service, with almost three times more listeners than its closest rival, Apple Music. In fact, Spotify has more users than the five largest competitors combined.

Reuters said that the Swedish firm pays more than 80 percent of its revenue to record labels and artists and has not yet shown a profit as it spends to grow internationally. Last year, it made an operating loss of 184.5 million euros ($209 million), widening from 165.1 million in 2014.


How Stockholm became global leader in music-tech


Why a Swedish hamburger chain challenges McDonald’s to ‘go green’


‘Programming is the single most common occupation in Stockholm today’: Minister

The tech sector employs 18% of workers—far above the 10% said to be typical in most European capitals.


Booming SUV demand boosts Volvo profit

“The XC90 contributed a lot,” said Håkan Samuelsson, chief executive of Volvo Cars.



New companies on 'Stockholm Cleantech Hotlist'

The Swedish capital has a reputation for being an environmental technology pioneer.


Record year for tech startup investments in Stockholm

Tech firms in Stockholm have helped enhance Sweden's reputation for business all over the world, and it's not surprising that a record amount of money was invested in Swedish startups last year.


Why Stockholm has so many billion-dollar tech firms

With more billion-dollar startups than any other European city, Stockholm has emerged as a global tech titan.


Disney launches first Swedish store in Stockholm's Mall of Scandinavia

Swedish parents in search of the latest Disney toy to treat their child will no longer have to leave the country to visit an official store.


Stockholm No 1 capital for Nordic headquarters

Stockholm has proved particularly attractive for companies within the financial industry, information technology and telecommunications.


Record sales for Volvo Car; boosted by new flagship XC90 SUV

Volvo Car Group, owned by China’s Geely, said on Friday it sold a record 503,127 cars last year, up 8 percent from the previous year.

"Now, with a successful 2015 behind us, Volvo is about to enter the second phase of its global transformation," Volvo Car Group Chief Executive Hakan Samuelsson said in a statement.

"Once completed, Volvo will have ceased being a minor automotive player and taken its position as a truly global premium car company."

For 2016 Geely Auto is aiming for a sales increase of 18% to 600,000 units which will be achieved by further strengthening the brand, introduction of several new key models, including SUV's, Crossovers and sedans and strengthening domestic and international sales networks, it said.

Sales were boosted by demand for its new flagship XC90 SUV model and strong growth in the United States and Europe.




GE Healthcare invests $100m in Uppsala life science plant

The Stockholm-Uppsala region is famous for its advanced life science sector. GE Healthcare, which is a unit of General Electric, has announced plans to invest $100 million to expand its facilities in Uppsala, a city in the Stockholm region.


Amazon makes Stockholm regional HQ

When Amazon Web Services (AWS) first launched its cloud-computing platform a decade ago, Swedish companies were among the quickest to adopt the service. Today, many of Stockholm’s most successful tech companies base their businesses on Amazon’s cloud web facilities.


Stockholmers embrace the sharing economy

Services like Uber and Airbnb are two major examples of young companies using new platforms to shake up established markets. It is no surprise that traditionally tech-savvy Swedes are embracing them.


Nobel's legacy drives Stockholm's success

The legacy of Alfred Nobel is more than just dynamite and the prizes awarded in his name. It’s also about innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship. These are values still visible in Stockholm, Nobel’s birthplace, with a multitude of cutting edge tech startups, like Spotify, Mojang and Skype.


Nobel events seek answers to global questions

The legacy of Alfred Nobel is of innovation and how to find solutions to current and future global issue that may arise. A new event platform – the Nobel Prize Series – aims to tackle issues such as how innovation can stimulate sustainable growth and how education systems have to change to meet future challenges.


Volvo to put self-driving cars on the roads, ahead of Google and Ford

Swedish car maker Volvo plans to put self-driving cars on the roads in two years, ahead leading rivals like of Google and Ford.

Volvo Car Group, owned by Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co, and Microsoft reasently announced that they are working together to have an autonomous vehicle on the streets of Sweden by 2017.

“Volvo Cars is a pioneer in car safety and is leading the way when it comes to connected cars and autonomous driving. It has announced a programme called Drive-Me in which 100 self-driving and connected cars will be given to real customers on real roads around the Swedish city of Gothenburg by 2017, the world’s largest autonomous driving experiment”, it said.


Sweden soon 'first cashless society in the world'

"Our use of cash is small, and it's decreasing rapidly."


600,000 kronor up for grabs in Stockholm innovation scholarship

Do you have an innovative idea? Apply for the City of Stockholm Innovation scholarship.


Stockholm´s green urban development projects on show in Munich


Donald Trump: 'ISIS is not exactly located in the middle of Sweden'

"You have radicals that are doing things," Trump said. "I mean, it wasn't people from Sweden who blew up the World Trade Center."


Patient empowerment theme of Digital Health Days in Stockholm

“We see great potential in Nordic startups”


Ikea on the rise in Asia

While most multinationals entering Asia target the rich, Ikea engages the middle class first.


Nordic online shoppers more demanding as e-sales expand

"Consumer driven logistics becomes more and more important".


Tech spendings boom in Sweden

Tech spending in Europe is expected to hit five percent this year with Sweden leading the way.


IKEA knife attackers Eritrean asylum-seekers

"We know nothing about the motive yet, the investigation will have to determine that".


Massive new infrastructure projects in Stockholm

“The Swedish market is not enough, so we need to turn to the international market as well".


Stockholm firms lead way on digital health


'For an early stage startup, Stockholm is like being a kid in a candy shop'

Stockholm has become a global tech and startup hub, with international investors increasingly scouting the city for the next rising star.


Phone operator Telia Sonera buys stake in Spotify and launches innovation partnership


iZettle launches card reader for Apple Pay

“The launch will make iZettle the first company of its kind to offer small businesses support for Apple Pay and contactless payments”.


Nordic power prices could rise, while Vattenfall plans early closure of nuclear reactors



Ericsson’s surprise profit fall 'temporary hiccup'


Top 10 clean-tech startups in the Nordics


Top co-working spaces in Stockholm


Stockholm ranked Europe’s safest city


Stockholm’s Karolinska receives huge donation from Hong Kong


Innovation driven co-working spaces pop up in Stockholm -- list of top spaces

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