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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



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.


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

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