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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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Sweden's economy grows faster than expected

Sweden's GDP increased by 3.7 percent in the second quarter.

US economy grew less than forecast
White House hails 'solid' US growth


Trucks and tools put Europe on the move

Demand for Scania and Volvo trucks and SKF ball bearings vital indicators of activity in every sector of the economy.


Swedes – rich and happy

Happiness, seen as a combination of high income and psychological wellbeing, thrives in Sweden while personal wealth swells.


More commercials on TV in Sweden

New law means more commercials, product placements in programming and more money for the TV channels.

Upbeat advertising markets boost Metro Int.


Smart electricity meters boom in Europe

The largest electricity operators in Europe to roll out smart metering.


All Nordic banks pass EU stress test

The banks in Sweden, Finland and Denmark examined in the EU's banking stress tests passed with a clean bill of health.

Analysts' comments on bank 'whitewash'
All major Swedish banks pass EU stress test


ECB hails results of European bank stress tests


Seven European banks fail EU stress tests

Seven European banks failed the EU's stress tests for resistance to future financial crises, the CBES banking authority said on Friday.


World trade to grow 10 percent this year

WTO warns about growing competition for natural resources.

India develops 35-dollar 'laptop' for schools


IMF warns that Sweden’s economy will slow down

The International Monetary Fund, IMF, is not as cheerful about the Swedish economy as Finance Minister Anders Borg is.

Full statement:  IMF Executive Board's outlook for Sweden


Swedish housing prices continue up

Real estate prices on the island of Gotland has swelled by 13 percent.


Sweden reports sharp gains in industrial output

Sweden and Finland on Friday reported sharp gains in industrial output in May, mirroring improvements elsewhere in Europe.

Sweden's economy a 'bright spot in Europe'


Sweden's M&A market booms

Business lawyers happy as number of merger and acquisitions swells.


Swedish tourism industry booms

American tourists returns to Sweden as the economy improves
– but Chinese visitors are not prioritized by tourism promoters.


Sweden's economy a 'bright spot in Europe'

Sweden's centre-right government aims to safeguard welfare and economic stability with strong labour laws and high taxes.


Nordic countries leading Europe out of crisis

Only two western European countries have hiked interest rates since the beginning of the global recession: Sweden and Norway.

Sweden hikes interest rate to 0.50 percent


Sweden hikes interest rate to 0.50 percent

The economy is developing strongly following the severe downturn.

Nordic countries leading Europe out of crisis


Retail trade increases in Sweden

Sales of clothes, consumer electronics and second-hand goods boom in Sweden as retail sales recover.


Only Danes pay more taxes than Swedes

Sweden has the highest top tax rate on personal income in Europe – but Denmark has the highest overall tax-to-GDP ratio.

'Sweden is a tax haven'


‘Swedish economy on the road to recovery’

Several reports say that the Swedish economy is (almost) back in black. Here's a sum up of the latest comments and statistics.


Number of millionaires booms in Sweden

A bullish stock market has made the number of millionaire in Sweden return to the same level as before the financial crisis.


Sweden's unemployment drops as GDP rises

Sweden's unemployment rate plunged to 8.8 percent in May.


Sweden's krona rallies as China drops peg

Nordic currencies rallied after China's decision to allow its currency to float more freely and investors eye Swedish export boom.

World stocks soar after China sheds yuan peg


Swedes richer than ever

Swede’s personal wealth has swelled to the highest level ever.


Swedish exporters face troubled times ahead

“Sweden’s export faces large difficulties next year", Swedbank's chief economist said as she warned about a possible "double-dip".


Broad improvement of the Swedish economy

The picture of the Swedish economy is looking brighter, the statistics office said Friday as it presented its sum-up of the economy.

Wobbly trade in Stockholm after wobbly US data


Sweden’s unemployment expected to drop

Economic recovery will create new jobs in Sweden – but youth, immigrants and elderly still face hard times.

Swedish firms aim to tackle work-related stress


IMF: Economic growth still uncertain for Sweden

Sweden’s central bank should tread carefully in raising interest rates.

Finland's economic outlook 'unusually uncertain'


Eurozone debt could squeeze banks - again

Eurozone banks could face a credit crunch as they compete with governments for funds, the European Central Bank warns.

Swedish bank SEB turns to Asian equities
Banks ‘well-equipped’ for more stormy weathers


Swedish firms aim to tackle work-related stress

Professionals in Sweden suffer from time pressure and poor management communication – but get treated by psychologist.


Swedes send more SMS than they call

Mobile broadband booms as young consumers change use patters. 

Nokia launches bicycle-powered charger


Swedes fear euro adoption would hurt business

Opposition to euro adoption is growing in Sweden, where more and more people fear that businesses would suffer in a crisis.


How Sweden became an innovation frontrunner

"A strong culture of innovation has propelled Sweden to the forefront of technological development", a new book says. Read the extract.


Foreign investments dive in Sweden

The Nordics' high-quality attractiveness may be eroding, E&Y warns.


Swedish export back in black

Export of goods from Sweden increased last quarter for the first time since the financial crisis caused world trade to plunge.


New survey reviles: Swedes tired of surveys

Overkill of surveys may have serious consequences, officials warn.


New survey reviles: Swedes tired of surveys

Overkill of surveys may have serious consequences, officials warn.


Swedish economy grows faster than expected

Growing export swells the economy for the fourth straight quarter – making the country "a top performer in the EU family".


Economic recovery taking hold in Sweden

OECD: Sweden's economy expected to increase 1.6 percent this year.


Sweden's unemployment rate jumps to 9.8%

Number of unemployed in Sweden much higher than expected.

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