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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

Swedish central bank holds key rate at record low


As expected, Sweden’s Riksbank held the repo rate unchanged at record low 0.25 percent in order to “contribute to a stable recovery”.

Sweden not ready to scrap fiscal stimuli  
Swedish krona falls as the Riksbank issue loans

 

First swine flu death in Norway

A Danish lorry driver has died from the H1N1 flu in Norway.

Confirmed: First swine flu death in Sweden

 

Space junk disturbs Fuglesang’s spacewalk

NASA has tracked a large piece of space debris set to pass close to the space station as Swedish astronaut Christer Fuglesang prepared for a spacewalks outside the orbiter.

Swedish astronaut Christer Fuglesang - profile

 

OECD tells Iceland to adopt the euro

Iceland must carry out further reform of its financial sector and adopt the euro if it joins the European Union.

 

Sweden’s FinMin slams bankers' bonuses

Sweden’s Finance Minsiter Anders Borg said in Brussels that "The bankers are partying like it's 1999, and it's 2009”.

She tops Swedish bank managers’ pay league 
Sweden not ready to scrap fiscal stimuli

 

Corruption scandal stops armoured vehicle deal

Finnish defence company Patria is in talks with the Slovenian government to renegotiate a contract for armoured vehicles after the deal became hampered by delays and alleged bribery.

Employees arrested at Finnish defense company

 

Telecom market expected to dive

Telecom giants Ericsson and Nokia Siemens are being hit by a huge drop in GSM spending, a new gloomy report said.

Ericsson's worst enemy has been appointed

 

Møller-Maersk announces share sale

Danish shipping and oil group A.P. Møller-Maersk will sell some of its own shares worth about 1.7 billion dollars in order to boost investment prospects.

 

Nokia unveils new smartphones to rival iPhone

Nokia, the world's leading mobile phone maker, unveiled three new smartphones as the Finnish firm tries to claw back market share from Apple's popular iPhone and RiM's Blackberry.

Nokia to launch mini-laptop

 

Finance markets to stiffen up ‘quickly’

A large number of new regulations will be introduced "very quickly" at the financial markets, Sweden's financial watchdog said.

Sweden’s FinMin slams bankers' bonuses

 

Danish police expel 22 Iraqi asylum seekers

Twenty-two Iraqi asylum-seekers who refused to voluntarily leave Denmark after their applications were rejected were expelled on board a charter flight.

Danish police storm church to seize refugees

 

Sweden not ready to scrap fiscal stimuli

Sweden’s Finance Minister Anders Borg said he's not ready to withdraw fiscal stimuli yet.

Sweden’s FinMin slams bankers' bonuses

 

EU ministers to hold swine flu talks

European health ministers will hold an extraordinary meeting to discuss the swine flu, Swedish Health Minister Maria Larsson said.

Confirmed: First swine flu death in Sweden

 

Koenigsegg: We have the money to buy Saab

Sports car maker Koenigsegg Group looms nearer to secure the financing needed to acquire Saab Automobile from General Motors.

•  Sweden’s Prime Minister slams Koenigsegg’s bid

 

Finnish firm in squabble over nuclear plant

Two firms developing a nuclear reactor in Finland traded barbs, with Finnish firm TVO on Tuesday rejecting French nuclear giant Areva's complaint that it was to blame for delays to the project.

 

New head of ST-Ericsson appointed

Gilles Delfassy will succeed Alain Dutheil as new chief executive officer of loss-making cellphones chipmaker ST-Ericsson.

Loss-making ST-Ericsson sees market stabilising

 

Ebay dumps Skype to private investors

Online auction giant eBay confirmed it has sold Skype, founded by Swedish entrepreneur Niklas Zennström, to a group of investors.

 

Carl Bildt: No exit strategy from Afghanistan

The international community, with more than 100,000 troops in Afghanistan, will stay committed for the long term, Sweden's foreign minister said in Kabul.

Swedish FM Carl Bildt to Afghanistan

 

Ericsson's worst enemy has been appointed


Swedish telecom giant Ericsson is facing a tough enemy as Finnish-German telecom equipment maker Nokia Siemens Networks appoints Rajeev Suri of India as new chief executive officer.

 

She tops Swedish bank managers’ pay league

Annika Falkengren, head of Swedish bank SEB, made more than twice as much as her counterparts at other Swedish banks last year.

 

“Crisis policies are beginning to have an impact”

Swedish economy is looking up as the crisis policies are beginning to have a real impact – although the risk of new financial bubbles lure around the corner.

 

The unpleasant 'truth' about Ikea uncovered


Ikea's founder Ingvar Kamprad is a "dictatorial genius", the Swedish entrepreneur's former assistant writes in a shocking book.

Ikea-fans furious over new catalog typeface

 

Confirmed: First swine flu death in Sweden

Sweden reported its first swine flu death on Monday, the first death from the A(H1N1) virus in the Nordic countries.

Sweden to fund mass swine flu vaccination

 

Italy slams Swedish ‘anti-Semitic’ news report

Italy’s Foreign Minister urges EU to condemn a Swedish newspaper report on Israeli soldiers reaping Palestinian body organs.

Israeli lawyer sues Swedish tabloid in New York

 

'Business as usual' for Swedes in Japan


Japan’s Democratic Party of Japan, that seized power in landmark elections, is seen as less business-friendly than the outgoing LDP - but its politics won't affect Swedish trade with the country.

 

Air pollution reducing 'good' rains in China

Air pollution has over the past 50 years led to a reduction of the light rainfall in China, Swedish study shows.

 

Ikea-fans furious over new catalog typeface

Swedish furniture retailer Ikea has upset people all over the world by changing typeface in its latest catalog.

 

Hefty fine for Norwegian unhappy with hooker

A man who complained to police that he was cheated by a prostitute found himself slapped with a heavy fine.

 

Swedish bank Nordea buys Danish bank

Nordea AB, the Nordic region’s largest bank, continues to swell in the region as it acquires the Danish Fionia Bank.

Nordea sees brighter future

 

Israel to examine Swedes blood type?

Israeli government hits back with bitter irony at Swedish tabloid.

 

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