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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

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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 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”

 

Swedish lenders warn of 'too much optimism'

“Not all Swedish households have a good enough economy for such a high share of flexible rates -- there is too much optimism.”

 

Swedish-Norwegian oil dreams come to an end

“Any discussions with Statoil from our perspective is difficult at this stage, because we can’t really help them,”

 

Volvo Cars made in China on export to US.

“These two new products, added to the all-new XC90 unveiled in LA, are a further statement of our commitment".

 

Sweden's Riksbank open for negative rates

Sweden's central bank could pump more money into the economy.

 

Minecraft Creator 'Notch' Outbids Beyoncé and Jay Z for $70M Mansion

 

Swedish krona traders gain from political deal

“There has been a small a risk premium in the krona because of the political uncertainty".

 

Sweden calls off snap election; government in unique deal with opposition

"This agreement means that Sweden can be governed even in a difficult parliamentary situation," Löfven said.

 

Sweden's PM condemns arson attack at mosque

Fears of racially motivated violence on the rise in Europe.

 

Stockholm billionaire breeding ground -- the second most prolific tech hub globally

Great companies and entrepreneurs can come from anywhere. But some cities are home to more successful firms than other.

 

Human Protein Atlas -- Stockholm researchers open the door to unique science map

"The database is completely free with unlimited access to information".

 

Zennström invests in Truecaller

A Stockholm-based startup, whose app helps users identify who is calling their phone, has received $60 million in a fresh round of funding from investors including Skype founder Niklas Zennström.

 

Stockholm-Uppsala life science firms attract international investors

Over the past year, several Stockholm and Uppsala based life science companies, have landed big investments.

 

Stockholm Songwriting Camp invites global hit makers

In September, songwriter Max Martin made history when the song Shake It Off, performed by Taylor Swift, became his 18th Billboard number one single. Now, he is one of the people behind a unique songwriting camp designed to attract top talents.

 

Video streaming firm Ooyala snaps up Videoplaza in SEK500 million deal

Videoplaza operates one of the world’s largest premium video ad serving platforms.

 

Real estate investor: Sweden’s economy resilient since the recession, one of the best performers

“Top population growth metrics coupled with low vacancy rates provide a strong underpinning for the local real estate market.”

• Sweden's KF sells shopping centers to Starwood

 

Russia faces even deeper recession

Exports of the Baltic economies will suffer: Swedbank report.

 

Sweden among world's most trustworthy nations -- ranks no 4 in anti-corruption index

Denmark is the least corrupt country in the world.

 

Carl Bildt: Swedish politics has entered uncharted territory after government collapsed

Political chaos credit negative for Sweden
Löfven’s centre-left governmentthe second shortest-lived in Swedish history

 

Chinese e-video operator plans to make e-cars -- 'This is our dream and passion'

 

Liberal feminist Kinberg Batra new head of Sweden's conservative party

44-year-old Anna Kinberg Batra has been nominated as new leader of Sweden's conservatives, the Moderate Party: media sources

Who is Anna Kinberg Batra?
Political chaos credit negative for Sweden
Löfven’s centre-left government the second shortest-lived in Swedish history

 

Sweden has most asylum seekers in the OECD

FULL LIST: Sweden receives more than twice as many asylum seekers as any other country in the OECD.

 

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