- - -









- - -
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's Riksbank still likely to cut rates

Dow Jones said policy makers at Sweden's central bank will be heartened to see the country's economic prospects improving but the better data is unlikely to stop the Riksbank cutting interest rates next month as inflation remains low.

Sweden's statistics agency said last week that industrial production in April rose 3.0% on the month, better than the 1.8% rise expected by analysts in a Wall Street Journal poll.

Sweden's Riksbank, the world's oldest central bank, has an inflation target of 2% and the inflation rate in April was zero. Pressure has been rising on the bank to respond. Critics like the U.S.-based economist Paul Krugman have said the Riksbank is flirting with a potentially damaging bout of deflation.

Deputy Governor Per Jansson told Bloomberg last week that  Sweden’s central bank faces a “pretty serious problem” in tackling below-target inflation. “It’s worrisome that we have such low inflation,” Jansson said. “Should long-term inflation expectations deviate” from the target, “it will be too late,” he said.

The debate among banks' analysts here is whether one rate cut in July to 0.5% will be enough, Dow Jones said. Nordea's analysts think it will.

"Although the domestic economy is showing healthy growth, the Riksbank remains in easing mode," they said. "Rates were cut in December 2013, and the Riksbank's signals coupled with surprisingly low inflation strongly suggest a rate cut in July," they said.

Analysts at rival SEB bank see a further cut to the benchmark rate to 0.25% later this year.

Last Updated (Wednesday, 11 June 2014 04:56)


Latest Jobs for English speakers in Sweden


Jobs for English speakers in Sweden

Most Read Searched