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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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Sweden to guarantee Saab loan

The Swedish government is prepared to guarantee a $600 million loan to loss-making Saab Automobile. 


Greece hits out at harassment of Swedish aircraft

Greek army accuses Turkey of harassing a Swedish aircraft.


Denmark warns of Copenhagen fiasco

"I cannot imagine a global climate accord without the agreement of the major economies, including naturally the United States" Denmark's climate minister said ahead of the COP15 meeting.

Reinfeldt 'very worried' on climate negotiations


Gotland poorest county in Sweden

Södermanland and Jönköping show largest increase in regional gross domestic product while Stockholm tops the list.


Milk farmers' protests damage trade diplomacy

Price protests which have seen farmers pour away huge amounts of milk are damaging trade diplomacy with developing countries.

Sweden calls EU meeting on milk crisis


Sweden’s Riksbank not worried about Latvia crisis

Swedish banks shouldn’t worry about the problems in Latvia, Sweden’s central bank governor Stefan Ingves said.

Swedish banks plunged after Latvia warning


Sweden presses London over EU treaty

Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt of Sweden urged the Czech Republic and Britain not to hold up the Lisbon reform treaty.


Swedish banks plunged after Latvia warning

Swedish banks dropped after Finance Minister Anders Borg warned of further crisis in Latvia.

Sweden to act “forcefully” on Latvian crisis


Nokia wins first round in Brazil brand name row

Brazilian court had denied a request by Brazilian telecoms company Ouvi to block Nokia from using its Ovi brand in Brazil.

Nokia caught up in Brazil brand name row


Nobel Medicine Prize winners announced

A US trio has won the Nobel Medicine Prize for discovering an enzyme which helps chromosomes in cells stay eternally young.

Recent winners of Nobel Medicine Prize
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US-led consortium enters race to buy Volvo

A US consortium has entered the race to buy Ford Motor’s loss-making Swedish carmaker Volvo Cars – with the aim to team up with Swedish bidder Jakob Consortium.


Telenor ends Russian jar by creating new firm

Norwegian telecom Telenor and Russia's Altimo will create a new mobile operator to end a long-running dispute over control of one of Russia's main mobile service providers.


Poland lends Iceland $217 million

Poland has loaned Iceland 630 million zloty, the two countries' finance ministries said in a statement.

Russia and Iceland fail to clinch loan deal


Norway tops UN human development index

Norway takes the number one spot in the annual United Nations human development index but China has made the biggest strides in improving the well-being of its citizens.

Sweden among the world's best trade nations


High tension as Nobel prize season kicks off

The Nobel prize season opens Monday with the Medicine Prize – and the field is still wide open for the prestigious Peace Prize.

Last will and testament of Alfred Nobel
Michael Jackson candidate for the Nobel Prize


EU Commission to stay on, Sweden say

The EU Lisbon Treaty will only enter into force after the European Commission's mandate ends in November, meaning the current commission will stay on for an undetermined period.

"A good day for Europe" Sweden's PM said    • Baltic island of Åland to vote on the Lisbon Treaty    • Sweden calls a meeting with Czech Prime Minister


Arctic Sea sister ship runs aground off Sweden

A freighter belonging to the owners of the hijacked cargo vessel Arctic Sea ran aground off Sweden Saturday.

Arctic Sea operator close to bankruptcy


Mourners seek damages over 'drunk' pastor

A Swedish family has asked for damages of nearly 30,000 euros after a Protestant pastor performed a funeral service apparently "drunk".


Swedish stocks to rally despite October collapse

STOCK MARKET – Stocks at the Stockholm exchange are expected to gain 15 - 20 percent this year despite last weeks dip, analyst said.


Russia enters Brazil fighter jet deal

Russia's state arms export firm voiced optimism on Friday about winning a multi-billion-dollar Brazilian fighter jet tender despite rival bids from French, US and Swedish aerospace companies.

Sweden sweetens bid for Brazil fighter jet deal


Accounting firms raided on Iceland

Iceland's special prosecutor has raided the offices of accounting firms PriceWaterhouseCoopers and KPMG and seized accounting data for the country's three biggest failed banks.

Raids on financial firms shocks Iceland


Sweden’s FinMin hits back on tax cut criticism

Sweden's Finance Minister was forced to defend the planned tax cuts after harsh criticism from a top government advisor.

Sweden slashes income tax to boost jobs
Economic stimulus to lift Sweden out of the crisis


Baltic island of Åland to vote on the Lisbon Treaty

Finland's Swedish-speaking autonomous Åland Islands will vote on the Lisbon Treaty this year, likely to land Helsinki in a quagmire.


Canada and Sweden in free trade talks

Canadian and Swedish Foreign Ministers held talks ahead of a first round of Canada-EU free trade talks.


EU banks 'sufficiently capitalised' Sweden say

Stress tests on 22 banks in the crisis-hit EU have shown the lenders are "sufficiently capitalised," Swedish finance minister said.

EU sets deadline for exit strategies    • EU to kickstart crisis exit


Egypt deports Swedish journalist

Egypt deported a Swedish journalist on Thursday over his alleged involvement in a pro-Palestinian march.

Israeli lawyer sues Swedish tabloid in New York


Nord Stream to destroy old mines

Nord Stream's planned gas pipeline project has been given permission to destroy old mines lying in the Baltic Sea.

“Sweden should support Nord Stream”


EU sets deadline for exit strategies

Europe set a deadline on Thursday to end economic pump priming with a pledge to tackle member states' bloated deficits in 2011.

EU to kickstart crisis exit    • Swedish 'double dip' may hit the stock market


Sweden to boost biogas research

Sweden’s government will invest some $20 million for technical development of biogas. 


SAS sells all shares in BMI to Lufthansa

Scandinavian airline SAS has sold its 20 percent stake in the UK based British Midland to Lufthansa, resulting in a $60 million profit.


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