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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

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Swedish firms among world's top brands

Two Swedish brands are among the world’s most valuable brands.

How Sweden became an innovation frontrunner

It will take more than a problem with antenna reception on the iPhone 4 to affect Apple's brand, business magazine Forbes wrote as it ranked Apple as the world’s most valuable brand with an estimated value of 57.4 billion dollars.

Microsoft was ranked as number 2, followed by Coca-Cola, IBM and Google.

Tech brands made a big showing on this with 30 percent of the top 50 brands, including four of the first five places in the rankings.

Two Swedish brands managed to make it to the prestigious list.

Furniture and home decor retailer Ikea came in at number 37 with an estimated value of 11.2 billion dollar.The magazine pointed out that "Ikea printed 199 million catalogs in 27 languages in 2009".

Hennes & Mauritz, the world's third-largest fashion chain by revenue, made it to number 47 with an value of 9.1 billion dollar.

"Even with the recession, H&M has posted double-digit sales growth each of the past six years", Forbes said.

Nokia, the world's biggest mobile phone maker, was valued to 27.4 billion dollar, placing the Finnish firm at number 10.

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