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Sweden tops English-language skills ranking

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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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'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”.

 

Sweden grants Julian Assange right to appeal

 

Nordic power prices could rise, while Vattenfall plans early closure of nuclear reactors

 

 

Swedish passports best in the world -- and most sought-after on the black market

Swedish passport can sell for more than 9,000 USD.

 

Swedish men held hostage in Syria released with the help of Palestinian and Jordanian authorities

Two Swedes were abducted in 2013 by Al Qaeda's Nusra Front.

 

Ericsson’s surprise profit fall 'temporary hiccup'

 

Top 10 clean-tech startups in the Nordics

 

Stockholm ranked Europe’s safest city

 

Top co-working spaces in Stockholm

 

Innovation driven co-working spaces pop up in Stockholm -- list of top spaces

 

Stockholm’s Karolinska receives huge donation from Hong Kong

 

Fashion brands flock to new creative hub in Stockholm

 

Spotify partners with Sony as music streaming battle heats up

 

Jay Z challenges Spotify with Tidal streaming

Alicia Keys: “Our goal is simple: we want to create a better service and a better experience for both fans and artists”.

 

Russia and the Arctic: an end to cooperation?

Russia’s military build-up in the Arctic—a concern for the transatlantic community?

 

Volvo’s Chinese parent buys London taxi firm

British Prime Minister, David Cameron and London Mayor Boris Johnson were both on site to tour the production facility.

 

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.

 

Arab states condemn Sweden's FM after anti-Saudi Arabia statement; cancelling controversial military deal

“It's a shame that a country has blocked my participation”.

• Israel protests Sweden's move to recognize Palestinian State

 

'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.

 

Minecraft founder newcomer on Forbes' rich list

Sweden's richest person was Stefan Persson, the owner of cheap chic fashion retailer H&M.

 

Swedish police arrests Islamic State money launderers

 

Top 10 events Stockholm's 2014 tech scene

Last year marked a remarkable year for Stockholm’s technology scene, with a number of start-ups receiving high profile investments and several reports highlighting the region’s competitive edge.

 

Stockholm a breeding ground for tech billionaires

"Valuation isn’t everything, but the billion-dollar mark is generally accepted to represent truly phenomenal success": Niklas Zennström.

• Top 10 events Stockholm's 2014 tech scene

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Comeback Strategy for Europe

 

Europe at War: George Soros

"Putin’s regime is based on rule by force, manifested in repression at home and aggression abroad."

 

Russia as a strategic challenge for the EU

SIPRI: Russia seems to have changed its mind about the kind of country it wants to be, and old questions for Europe are now being asked in a new context.

 

 

EU’s response to the terrorist attacks in Paris: combining targeted and comprehensive approaches

SIPRI: In the wake of the attack on the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris in January 2015, the European Union (EU) and its member states face growing public calls to address internal and external threats, and particularly terrorism.

 

Sweden plans new investments to revive exports and boost education

“Big investments in education are an important part of our budget, as well as investments in expanding exports”

 

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