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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

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.


Swedish FM Carl Bildt to Afghanistan

Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt was to travel to Afghanistan on Sunday for a two-day visit for talks with President Hamid Karzai.


Saudi slams Denmark over Mohammed row

A Saudi lawyer has demanded a public apology from a number of Danish dailies that reprinted a cartoon of Prophet Mohammed.


Time running out to agree climate accord

Time is running out to agree a complex climate change accord ahead of a key Copenhagen summit, Denmark's climate minister warned.


Christer Fuglesang back in space

The space shuttle Discovery, with Swedish astronaut Christer Fuglesang, was on its way to the International Space Station Saturday after blasting off from the Kennedy Space Center.

Swedish astronaut Christer Fuglesang - profile


Stock market players getting ready for the race

STOCK MARKET – Actors at the Stockholm exchange are getting ready for the September race as vacations are over and new strategies are being laid down.


“The worst of the financial crisis is behind us”

Swedish Handelsbanken’s chief economist said brighter future await the Swedish economy as the credit market is back up on its feet.

Stock market players getting ready for the race


“Swedes to become much richer with the euro”

OPINION “If the Swedes had said ‘yes’ to the euro in 2003, they would have been much richer than they are now”, Dutch macro-economist and author Edin Mujagic writes.


Iceland to pay back Icesave money

Iceland's parliament has approved a controversial deal to pay back billions of euros lost by British and Dutch savers.

Icelanders oppose Icesave repayment to UK

Tsar jewels found in Swedish archives

Glittering jewels and other valuables belonging to the family of Russia's last tsar have been found in Sweden's government archives.


Swedish Skanska to build hospital in London

Sweden’s largest builder has landed a £61 million contract to construct a world-class cancer clinic in London.


Spotify app approved by Apple

Apple has approved the iPhone app from the Swedish music service.

Spotify overtakes Apple’s iTunes


Regulator turns up heat on Pirate Bay suitor

Swedish stock market regulator to GGF: where's the money?

Green light for Pirate Bay acquisition  • Walls closing in on Pirate Bay buyer


Green light for Pirate Bay acquisition

GGF's acquisition of The Pirate Bay was given go-ahead by the shareholders – although the investors backing up the $7.5 million deal were not unmasked.

Walls closing in on Pirate Bay buyer


Israeli lawyer sues Swedish tabloid in New York

A lawyer has sued the Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet in New York following its article accusing Israeli soldiers of smuggling dead Palestinians' organs.


Volvo sales cut by half

Swedish truck maker Volvo Group continues to suffer as its July sales fell by more than half.

Volvo’s loss deeper than expected


Unemployment down across Nordic region

Unemployment showed signs of improvement across the Nordic region in July as Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland released their latest data.

“Sweden's deep recession has hit bottom”


Walls closing in on Pirate Bay buyer

Just hours before the GGF shareholders were to vote on its plan to buy The Pirate Bay, the stock exchange said the company is running the risk of being kicked out of the list.

Pirate Bay suitor targeted in criminal probe


Nokia plans to launch mobile 'banking'

Nokia, the world's leading mobile phone maker, will launch a service enabling people to make financial transactions with their cell phones.

Nokia to launch mini-laptop


Norway sends letter to the UK by gas pipeline

A Norwegian mayor has sent a letter to a British local politician through the world's longest underwater pipeline.


Danish wind turbine firm wins 40 orders in Spain

Vestas, the Danish maker of wind turbines which has been forced to cut jobs because of a lack of demand, has won 40 new turbine orders for three projects in Spain.

Danish wind turbine firm axes 425 staff in Britain


Swedes mulls EU summit ahead of G20 meeting

The Swedish EU presidency is considering an extraordinary EU summit next month to seek a common European position ahead of a G20 meeting on the economic crisis.

Economic crisis tops Swedish EU priorities


Mystery ship may have had 'suspect cargo'

Russia has admitted that the cargo ship hijacked off Sweden under murky circumstances may have been carrying a suspicious cargo.

Arctic Sea captain claimed North Korean flag


Swine flue to dampen Sweden’s economy

Sweden’s economy is headed for brighter days although the swine flue will disturb the economic growth.

Sweden to fund mass swine flu vaccination


Stock market rally makes Swedes richer

Swedish household’s wealth swells as the stock market rally continues to speed up.

“Sweden's recession has hit bottom”    • Stockholm stock exchange on new high


Swedish export to Russia fell by half

Swedish exports fell heavily during the first half-year as the global downturn hit demand and the auto industry collapsed.


Russia seizes Norwegian yacht

A Norwegian yacht and its three crew were detained in the East Siberian Sea off the coast of Russia's Chukotka region.


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