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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

Employees arrested at Finnish defense company

Finnish police said on Thursday they suspected eight employees of Finnish defense company Patria of corruption involving the sale of artillery technology to Egypt.

Swedish army buys Finnish military vehicle

 

Chinese Geely close to Volvo acquisition

Chinese carmaker Geely is said to be in the final spurt to acquire Sweden-based Volvo Cars from Ford - but analysts are already criticizing the deal.

Volvo Cars swells losses

 

Canada gives $173 million loan to Swedish SAS

The Canadian government has announced a loan of 173 million US dollars to help manufacturer Bombardier deliver up to eight Q400 and CRJ900 aircraft to Sweden's Scandinavian Airlines (SAS).

 

Pirate Bay buyer set for deal with top record label

Global Gaming Factory, the Swedish online games firm set to acquire illegal download site The Pirate Bay, said it was close to signing a record deal with a major record company.

Pirate Bay buyer confident in success

 

Sweden condemns mass executions in Iran

The Swedish EU presidency condemns Iran's recent hanging of 24 people, one of the biggest mass executions in the country.

Finland summons Iran diplomat over mass trials

 

Swedish weapons in FARC hands were stolen

Rocket launchers and automatic rifles found in a Colombian rebel camp were stolen from a Venezuelan naval post 14 years ago, President Hugo Chavez said.

Swedish weapon scandal leads to diplomatic crisis
Colombian guerillas armed with Swedish weapons

 

Finnish firms announce electric car plans

Finnish engineering company Metso's unit Valmet Automotive and utility Fortum said Thursday they will jointly develop an electric concept car.

 

Norway denies kidnapping the Olympian's kids

Norway denied on Thursday accusations from Moroccan Olympic track champion Khalid Skah that Oslo's embassy in Rabat kidnapped his children amid a custody battle with his estranged wife.

 

Saab 'optimistic' to win Brazilian air force deal

Sweden's Saab is "very optimistic" about its chances of winning a multi-billion-dollar tender to supply Brazil's air force with modern combat jets, the man in charge of promoting the bid said.

Sweden's Saab in Brazilian fighter jet race

 

Icelanders oppose Icesave repayment to UK

Nearly 70 percent of Icelanders oppose a deal to pay back the British and Dutch governments after they compensated savers who lost money when the Icesave bank collapsed.

 

Carlsberg swells net profit

Carlsberg, the world's fourth-largest brewery, reported a better-than-expected rise in second-quarter net profits - but warns for uncertainty in the market.

Foreigners pick up cheap booze in Sweden

 

Iceland mulls bank secrecy reform

Iceland may tighten its banking secrecy laws, the prime minister said, after it emerged that the major bank Kaupthing granted big loans just days before being nationalised.

 

Finnish refiner Neste Oil to cut 450 jobs

Finnish oil refiner Neste Oil said Wednesday it would cut some 450 jobs in a bid to boost profitability amid weak demand.

 

Swedish governor forced to step down

Marianne Samuelsson, county governor of the Swedish island of Gotland, has been forced to resign after she was taped saying important businessmen should receive privileged treatment, including bending the law.

 

Michael Jackson candidate for the Nobel Prize

More than 15,000 people have signed an Internet petition calling for the late pop star Michael Jackson to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2010.

 

Swedish investment group regains risk appetite

Swedish investment giant Industrivärlden, with large holdings in Ericsson, Volvo and Handelsbanken, believes “investors are beginning to regain their risk appetite”.

London analysts upbeat about Swedish stocks

 

Spotify close to $50 million deal

Swedish music service Spotify is close to signing a deal with high-profile investors from the UK and Hong Kong.

Spotify aims to appear on iPhone

 

Oil giant Statoil Hydro reports profit collapse

Norway's StatoilHydro reported a collapse in second-quarter net profits on Tuesday amid low oil prices, high exchange rates and exceptional taxation but said adjusted earnings had held up well.

 

Sweden criticises Israeli eviction of Palestinians

Sweden, the European Union's presidency, has hit out at Israel's "unacceptable" eviction of two Palestinian families from a neighbourhood in east Jerusalem at the weekend.

Norway hits out at Israel's eviction of Palestinians
Sweden turns up heat on Israel

 

Denmark's Social Democrat Auken dead

Former leader of Denmark's Social Democrats, Svend Auken, has died at the age of 66 after a long illness, the party leadership said.

 

Pirate Bay spokesperson steps down

Peter Sunde, co-founder of The Pirate Bay, said he resigns as the spokesman of the file-sharing site.

Pirate Bay sued by US film giants – again

 

Swedish crackdown on piracy reduces file-sharing


Sweden's tough new anti-piracy law has led to a sharp drop in illegal downloading but critics say the effects will be short-lived and argue it is an excessive breach of personal privacy.

 

Paper maker UPM reports switch into loss

Finnish UPM-Kymmene, the world's leading maker of magazine paper, said that it saw no speedy recovery as it swings into net loss.

 

Swedish krona will continue to rally, analysts say

The Swedish currency has gained more than 20 percent against the dollar since March and is expected to keep climbing during the autumn.

London analysts upbeat about Swedish stocks

 

Money laundering swells in Sweden

The number of reported money laundering cases has more than doubled in Sweden as banks detects more illegal activities.

Fraud surges in Sweden     • Economic crisis boosts violence

 

London analysts upbeat about Swedish stocks


Swedish stocks may well continue to be in demand as manufacturers in particular proved their ability to swiftly adjust to a slump in demand during this earnings season, London analysts said. 

 

Sweden rejected US request for Pol Pot trial

Sweden rejected a US plan to capture Pol Pot before the former Cambodian dictator's death and transfer him to the Scandinavian country to stand trial.

 

Sunken ship found with no sign of survivors

A Norwegian cargo ship that sank off the coast of Sweden has been found on the bottom of the sea but there is still no sign of its six crew members, Swedish authorities said Monday.

Crew feared dead at sunk Norwegian ship    • Norwegian ship sinks off Sweden

 

Car sales contraction slows in Sweden

Sales of cars continue to dive – but the fall is slowing down.

 

Finnish president receives phone call from space

Finnish President Tarja Halonen received a phone call from space on Monday from Finnish-American astronaut Timothy Kopra onboard the International Space Station.

Swede indicted for hacking NASA

 

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