- - -









- - -
Investment opportunities

Tips from an insider: Five innovative tech startups

Tips from an insider: Stockholm tech start-ups

5 hot life science firms in Stockholm

Stockholm's top five infrastructure projects

Four Stockholm-based ICT firms to watch

Stockholm pioneers life science research

ICT startups offer investment opportunity

Swedish companies ready for exit

Five med-tech investment opportunities

Six cleantech investment opportunities

- - -
Rankings and surveys

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

The Swedish Wire is a media production company that provides high-quality text, image and video content for international clients.

Sweden plans to cut corporate tax

Sweden's GDP swells quicker than expected

Sweden's finance minister Anders Borg has again flagged that he's looking at lowering corporate tax in Sweden in a move to persuade companies to keep operations in the Nordic country. 

Anders Borg said at a meeting of the International Monetary Conference that the country needs to strengthen the competitiveness of its tax system, Dow Jones reports.

"Particularly lowering corporate taxation," he said.

At present Sweden's corporate tax rate is 26.3 percent. Anders Borg has highlighted that the U.K. has announced plans to cut its corporate tax rate to 23 percent by 2014.

Lower taxes is crucial to match cuts made elsewhere in Europe and persuade companies to keep operations in the Nordic country and pay taxes there.

 In April Anders Borg said that he expects his country to have a much lower corporate tax rate in five to seven years.

Dow Jones said the government will address the issue in the 2013 budget plan it will present to parliament in September.

Sweden escaped a recession last quarter after consumers and businesses drove growth in the largest Nordic economy. GDP expanded 0.8 percent in the three months through March after contracting a revised 1.0 percent the previous quarter. Annual growth accelerated to 1.5 percent from a revised 1.0 percent at the end of 2011.

“This shows that Sweden, after all, is incredibly resistant and that we’re not just an export-country but that we also have a strong domestic economy,” Knut Hallberg, an analyst at Swedbank, told Bloomberg.

“It looks as if the worst is behind us. The only thing that could pull the economy back into negative territory is if the euro crisis escalates in a significant way.”


Last Updated (Tuesday, 05 June 2012 02:48)


Latest Jobs for English speakers in Sweden


Jobs for English speakers in Sweden

Most Read Searched