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Swedish companies ready for exit

Five med-tech investment opportunities

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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



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.


Cisco to acquire video firm Tandberg

American Cisco has made a $3 billion offer to buy Norwegian video communications firm Tandberg.


Finance Ministers to slam bonuses in Gothenburg

Britain's finance minister Thursday urged the European Union to clamp down on bankers' bonuses ahead of a meeting in Gothenburg.


Iceland government crisis over Icesave bank deal

Iceland's health minister has resigned over a controversial deal to compensate British and Dutch savers over the collapse of the online Icesave bank, bringing the government to near collapse.

Icelanders oppose Icesave repayment to UK


Denmark's economy fell more than expected

The Danish economy shrank by 2.6 percent in the second quarter.


'No one will drag Swedish companies to China'

"China is expected to continue growing at a fast pace, the question is now whether Swedish companies are allocating enough resources for taking part in this journey", writes Mats Bergman, Trade Commissioner at the Swedish Trade Council in Beijing.


India drops Swedish arms scandal case

India is dropping a graft arms scandal case involving 1.3 billion dollars of bribes from Swedish firm Bofors.


Bidders smash estimates at Bergman's life auction

Movie buffs, collectors and Ingmar Bergman fans gathered in Stockholm on Monday to bid for the legendary filmmaker's personal items, with many going for more than 10 times their estimate.

Cinema fans revel as Bergman items on auction


Finnish recession to deepen

Finland's economy will contract by 7.2 percent in 2009.

Finland's economy expected to grow


New probe of 1994 Baltic ferry disaster rejected

Estonia's Prime Minister Andrus Ansip Monday rejected calls for a new inquiry into the 1994 Baltic Sea ferry disaster that claimed 852 lives, amid enduring claims of a cover-up.


EU to beef up maritime surveillance

EU nations will beef up maritime surveillance along Europe's coastlines, Swedish Defence Minister Sten Tolgfors said.

Sweden calls for rethink on EU battle groups


'Top dogs' at school have better health

Children who are the most popular and powerful at school also enjoy better health in adult life compared to counterparts at the bottom end of the pecking order, said a Swedish study.


How ‘awful’ Swedish socialism can boost business

OPINION A look at Swedish socialism will help business leaders to ask fundamental questions about leadership and values, writes Alan Webber, founder of Fast Company and author of Rules of Thumb.


Six held over Swedish chopper robbery

Six men have been arrested over a dramatic helicopter raid on a Swedish cash storage depot, in which millions of dollars were stolen.


Sonia Rykiel to design for H&M

Sweden fashion clothing group H&M announced Monday that French fashion designer Sonia Rykiel will design clothing and lingerie for the store's winter and spring collections.

H&M profit stronger than expected


Insider violation case kicked off in Sweden

One of Europe’s biggest cases on insider violations kicked off in a Stockholm court on Monday.


Sweden’s Left party to ditch anti-EU stance

Lars Ohly, leader of the Left party, said it’s time to accept the EU membership after a long standing opposition.


Suspects over helicopter robbery detained

Several people have been arrested in connection with the Hollywood-style helicopter raid against a cash depot in Stockholm.

Robbers attack money depot by helicopter


Icelandic inflation slowes down

Icelandic inflation eased slightly in September to 10.8 percent.


Cinema fans revel as Bergman items on auction

Movie buffs, art collectors and Ingmar Bergman fans will be able to put their hands on the legendary Swedish film-maker's personal items when they go under the hammer Monday in Stockholm.


VisitDenmark director quits over criticized video

A senior Danish tourism official has resigned after a row over a 'promiscuous' promotional video aimed at attracting visitors.


Iceland plans huge whale meat export to Japan

Iceland's fin whaling company plans a huge export of about 1,500 tonnes of whale meat, mainly to Japan.


Nokia caught up in Brazil brand name row

Nokia, the world's top mobile phone maker, is in a court battle in Brazil over its Ovi brand, which a Brazilian telecoms company called Ouvi claims is too similar to its name.

•  Nokia strikes back against 'smart' enemies


Norwegian oil firm DNO oil shares recover

Shares in Norwegian oil firm DNO rallied on Friday after a minister in the Kurdish area of Iraq said a suspension in the company's activities there in a row over stock trading would not be permanent.

DNO oil shares slump on Kurdish wrangle


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