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Sweden tops English-language skills ranking

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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

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Stockholm world's No1 in intellectual capital

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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

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Nordic countries world's most food-secure

Sweden the world’s best country – politically

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Sweden’s central bank cuts rate to -0.5%

Despite the fact that the country’s economy is booming, the central bank cut its main repo rate by 15 basis points to minus 0.5 percent.


Economic freedom declining in Sweden

Sweden is ranked world’s 26th freest economy.

• Hong Kong still world's freest economy


Hong Kong still world's freest economy

Declining economic freedom was reported in 74 countries, including 19 advanced economies such as the United States, Japan, and Sweden.


Record number of asylum seekers boost Sweden’s economic activity

Sweden’s Riksbank said it has decided to hold its key rate at a super-low minus 0.35 percent, as developments in the economy had been “somewhat stronger than expected”.

It was a cheerful note that kicked the krona higher.

The Riksbank also highlighted that a growing number of immigrants will support economic activity.

“The sharp increase in the number of asylum seekers coming to Sweden is expected to lead to an increase in public expenditure, which will contribute to higher GDP growth and lower unemployment in the coming years”, it said.

Sweden has long been Europe's top destination for asylum seekers per capita, with a record 190,000 applications expected this year.

However, growing segregation is emerging as a major concern in the country. About half of all refugees in Sweden are unemployed after seven years and only 60 percent find work after 15 years, according to Statistics Sweden.


Sweden's Riksbank expands bond-purchasing as it struggles with disinflationary pressure

Easing from the Riksbank will depend on careful timing relative to the Fed and European Central Bank decisions.


Football tickets most expensive in England; Sweden ranks 16th

The best value leagues to travel to, based on the quality of the league and the cost of the ticket is Germany.


Sweden ranked world’s third most innovative nations


Sweden's economy to grew faster than expected

"The years ahead are going to be better for Sweden."


Sweden’s krona dives to a three-week low after surprise rate cut


Sweden's Riksbank cuts to -0.35% due to worries over Greece

“In the euro area, economic activity is strengthening, but the events in Greece over the past few days have substantially increased the uncertainty".

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Grexit threat to Europe's security and defence


Swedish krona advanced against the Euro despite bad unemployment data

Unemployment rate increased more-than-expected in April.


Sweden’s Riksbank losing fight against inflation

Sweden looks for new ways to fight deflation.


Swedish growth despite economic challenges

SEB: Nordic Outlook: Central bank-driven recovery with risks


'Significant risk' the krona will appreciate more than the economy can bear, Anders Borg warns

“I don’t think we should allow the krona to strengthen that much from these levels”.


Swedish krona on a three-week high

Swedish krona rallied against the dollar on better than expected data.


Swedish central bank 'missing some parts of the puzzle' business group warns

Inflation is increasingly difficult to control from Sweden.


'Oil price decline and monetary stimulus will outweigh geopolitical turmoil and deflation risks'

World economic growth will gradually accelerate in 2015-2016, Swedish bank report said.


Growing concern over Swedish stimulus action -- chicken race between central banks


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.







Swedish lenders warn of 'too much optimism'

“Not all Swedish households have a good enough economy for such a high share of flexible rates -- there is too much optimism.”


Sweden's Riksbank open for negative rates

Sweden's central bank could pump more money into the economy.


Swedish krona traders gain from political deal

“There has been a small a risk premium in the krona because of the political uncertainty".


Russia faces even deeper recession

Exports of the Baltic economies will suffer: Swedbank report.


Sweden among world's most trustworthy nations -- ranks no 4 in anti-corruption index

Denmark is the least corrupt country in the world.


Sweden's krona down 13% this year


Supporting economy crucial amid debt risk: PM

There’s a risk with too high indebtedness and we see that household debt is increasing: Stefan Löfven.


Swedish krona braces for chilly winter


Sweden cuts interest rates to zero - record low

“The Swedish economy is relatively strong and economic activity is continuing to improve. But inflation is too low".


Sweden running out of ways to weaken the krona


Sweden have chosen “worst” moment to tighten lendin standards: Royal Bank of Scotland

“I can’t envision a worse timing when we have an economy with such low inflation, a depleted monetary policy, a big output gap in the economy”


Apartment prices up 750% in Swedish cities -- 'We definitely have a housing bubble'


Financial position of Swedish firms 'very strong' -- but still cautious about capital spending

"We are seeing companies focusing on acting strategically, rather than taking on more risk": CFO study


Swedish bank predicts 'bright autumn outlook'

The current situation in financial markets includes a significant number of unpredictable and unpleasant global trouble spots, yet stock markets are rising at a decent pace.


Financial risk swells in Sweden: Riksbank

“I’m very worried about households’ rising indebtedness and that’s an issue that also needs to be dealt with outside of monetary policy".


Sweden’s krona declined after report

Swedish central bank policy makers meet this week.


Swedish exports not fueling a economic recovery

Sweden's economy is still in a slump, largely because exports are not fueling a recovery, and business investment is down.


'Sweden's Riksbank will cut key rate again in uncharted new political landscape'

SEB sees continued recovery but also greater downside risks in its latest Nordic Outlook, stating that the Riksbank will cut key rate again in uncharted new political landscape.

Sweden's red-green opposition hold solid lead


Sweden cuts growth forecast – again

“The Swedish economy is expected to gradually recover but the recovery is still uncertain,” Finance Minister Anders Borg said.

Sweden to cut GDP forecasts
Swedes raid piggy banks to buy new homes


Sweden to cut GDP forecasts


Sweden’s krona rushes to three-week high

Swedish retail sales rose 0.5 percent in June.


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