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Sweden tops English-language skills ranking

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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

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GM: Bankruptcy filing appears increasingly likely

Chief executive of Swedish car maker Saab's owner, General Motor, said Monday that a bankruptcy filing appears increasingly likely as the auto giant struggles to radically restructure.

 

Up to three potential Saab buyers

There are up to three potential investors looking to buy Swedish automaker Saab from struggling US parent company General Motors.

GM: Bankruptcy filing appears increasingly likely
Fiat targets Saab in global auto shakeup
Volvo Cars fails to secure loan
Swedish demands security on Saab loans

 

Metro sells US business to former CEO

Pelle Törnberg, former head of the Swedish free newspaper publisher Metro, acquires the unprofitable US operation.

 

Metro to raise new capital

metro_150Crisis-hit Swedish media group Metro International, the global free newspaper publisher, has announced a rights issueas to pay off the credit facility and improve the company's liquidity.

 

Where did the passengers go, SAS?

Numbers of passengers down 20 percent in April

 

Fiat targets Saab in global auto shakeup

Italy's car giant plans a shopping spree across Europe and beyond

 

Volvo Cars fails to secure loan

"We are disappointed," Volvo's chief executive say as they failed to reach an agreement with the Swedish government for a 200-million-euro European Investment Bank loan.

 

Swedish bank sells luxury cars

Confiscated Porsche, Lexus, BMW and Mercedes sold at throwaway prices.

 

Swedish fund managers returns to China

Emerging markets back in investors' baskets as more believe in a comeback.

 

Sales of used cars surge

Swedish second-hand vehicles new export success.

 

Wireless technology firm ST-Ericsson to cut jobs

Ericsson-owned wireless technology firm has announced the loss of 1,200 jobs worldwide due to a slowdown in demand

 

Ericsson's profit drops 30 percent

Despite a 30 percent drop in profit, chief executive Carl-Henric Svanberg says Ericsson had not felt a major impact from the deteriorating global economy.

 

AstraZeneca's profit jumps

"Our business has proved to be resilient in the first quarter," chief executive says as net profit increased 42 percent.

 

Nordea beats expectations

Swedish bank Nordea bank reports a better-than-expected 9 percent profit fall in first quarter

 

Volvo CEO booed by employees in Sweden

The chief executive of Volvo, which has announced more than 20,000 job cuts, was booed by employees during a visit to a plant.

 

12 buyers keen on Saab

Up to 12 investors are said to be in the running to buy Swedish automaker Saab.

• Volvo Cars fails to secure loan • Fiat targets Saab in global auto shakeup

 

Swedish truckmaker Scania sees profits plunge

Swedish truckmaker Scania reported Monday a 93-percent-drop in first-quarter net profit to 179 million kronor (16.6 million euros, 21.8 dollars) as orders for its vehicles nosedived.

 

Volvo hit by collapse in truck demand

Swedish industrial group Volvo, the world's second-largest truck maker by sales, posted a second consecutive quarterly loss on Friday as demand collapsed amid the financial crisis.

 

Sweden's SEB seeks state guarantee after profits drop

Swedish bank SEB said Friday it would sign up to a state-backed guarantee programme after it reported a 44-percent drop in net profit in the first quarter due to its exposure to the Baltics.

 

TeliaSonera posts stable earnings

Swedish-Finnish telecommunications operator TeliaSonera posted stable first-quarter earnings on Friday, cancelling its forecast of growth this year amid the global slowdown.

 

Engineering giant ABB profits slump

Swedish-Swiss engineering giant ABB on Thursday said its net profit slumped 35 percent during the first three months of this year, and that it remained unclear when a turnaround may come.

 

Paper maker Stora Enso to slash jobs

Stora Enso, Europe's leading paper and cardboard maker, said Thursday it would cut up to 2,000 jobs globally in the next two years to boost profitability, as the company reported a first-quarter loss.

 

Swedbank posts heavy losses on Baltic exposure

Sweden's fourth-biggest bank Swedbank, which is badly exposed to the troubled Baltic economies and Ukraine, reported Thursday an unexpectedly heavy loss in the first quarter.

 

Volvo Group to cut more than 1,500 jobs in Sweden

Sweden's struggling Volvo Group, which has announced thousands of layoffs in recent months, said Wednesday it would slash another 1,543 jobs in Sweden, most of them in its Volvo Trucks unit.

 

Electrolux in the red in first quarter

Electrolux, the world's second biggest white goods maker, said it fell further into the red in the first quarter and saw no improvement in sight.

 

Sweden slashes interest rates

Sweden's central bank slashed its key interest rate by half to a record low of 0.5 percent on Tuesday as it seeks to bolster an economy expected to contract a massive 4.5 percent this year.

 

Metro shares tumble after takeover talks fail

Shares in the Swedish media group Metro International plunged over 30 percent Monday after it announced that talks to sell the company had broken down.

 

Chinese automakers set for Volvo visit

Officials from one of the Chinese automakers believed to be interested in buying Volvo Cars from Ford will next week visit the Swedish brand's European headquarters, a report said Monday.

 

Volvo recalls more than 20,000 cars in Europe

Volvo Cars will recall more than 20,000 vehicles across Europe over fears they have faulty cooling fans, a company spokeswoman said Monday.

 

Tax evasion more often linked to organized crime

Swedish tax agency demands tougher measures on tax-dodgers as organized tax schemes increase.

 

Swedish advertising spins a lucrative web

Sweden tops global ICT ranking
Volvo plans more 'aggressive' marketing

 

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