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Stockholm pioneers life science research

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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

Record high savings in Swedish equity funds

All fund categories showed positive net savings except bond and money market funds last quarter.

 

“Allow schools and care facilities to make profit”


OPINION To forbid schools and care facilities from making profit would wreck numerous operations, hurting the entrepreneurs as well as the pupils and patients who have chosen them, writes Urban Bäckström, head of the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise.

 

Airline SAS to slash prices

In a move to boost sales, loss-making Scandinavian airline SAS is launching a hefty competition on Facebook.

 

Norway waves farewell to recession

The Norwegian economy emerged from recession in the second quarter, boosted by household and government expenditure.

Norway upbeat about financial markets 
Norway's oil fund swells to record levels

 

Sweden’s Prime Minister slams Koenigsegg’s bid


Sweden’s Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt used harsh vocabulary when he rejected Koenigsegg’s request to borrow more money to finance its acquisition of General Motor’s loss-making Saab.

“Koenigsegg must inject more private capital”
GM confirms Saab deal with Koenigsegg

 

Israel furious over Swedish organ trafficking claim

Israel on Wednesday complained to Sweden over what it called a anti-Semitic "blood libel" by a Stockholm newspaper that claimed Israeli soldiers killed Palestinians in order to sell their organs.

 

Absolut Vodka sues UK radio station


Swedish vodka brand Absolut is suing a London-based radio station, founded by Richard Branson, for alleged trademark infringement.

 

Pirate Party swashbuckles into Finnish politics

The Pirate Party, which first rose to prominence in Sweden during the European elections, has been officially launched in Finland.

How the Pirate Party stole the show

 

Top Norwegian diplomat slams 'weak' UN chief

A senior Norwegian diplomat has slammed Ban Ki-Moon as lacking leadership, ineffectual and prone to angry outbursts – just days ahead of the UN chief's visit to Oslo.

 

Hijacked Arctic Sea 'never disappeared'

The Arctic Sea ship "never disappeared" and was continuously tracked from its hijacking off Sweden in July until the Russian navy said it had retaken the ship, the Malta Maritime Authority said.

Pirates threatened to blow up hijacked ship

 

Swedish oil firms surprisingly strong


Swedish oil company PA Resources posted a better-than-expected second-quarter result as Vostok Nafta turned loss into profit.

 

Paper giant Stora Enso to shut plants

Europe's leading paper maker Stora Enso will shut down several plants in Finland in response to a fall in demand.

Paper maker Stora Enso hit by newspaper crisis

 

Passengers evacuated after Stockholm ferry fire

Several hundred passengers were evacuated from a passenger ship docked in the Swedish capital of Stockholm after a fire broke out.

 

“Sweden's deep recession has hit bottom”

“The deep recession has hit bottom, but the recovery will be weak”, Sweden’s Riksbank said as the country’s economic growth develops stronger than expected.

Stockholm stock exchange on new high
Sweden’s FM: The 'finance monster' is gone

 

“Koenigsegg must inject more private capital”

Koenigsegg must inject more capital before the Swedish government is willing to back up the acquisition of GM’s loss-making Saab.

GM confirms Saab deal with Koenigsegg

 

GM confirms Saab deal with Koenigsegg


General Motors confirms that it has reached an agreement to sell Saab to luxury sports car maker Koenigsegg.

Saab deal between GM and Koenigsegg completed

 

Toy maker Lego swells profit

Europe's biggest traditional toy maker, Lego, reports a rise in first half net profits despite the economic crisis and fierce competition from electronic games.

Toy maker struggle to get back on track

 

Arctic Sea hijackers arrested

 The Arctic Sea cargo ship was hijacked by pirates including Russian, Latvian and Estonian citizens and suspects have been arrested.

The mystery operator of the Arctic Sea exposed

 

Morocco steppes up protests against Norway

Morocco said Norwegian diplomats had played "a key role" in arranging the "illegal exit" of two children of an Olympic champion.

Norway denies kidnapping the Olympian's kids

 

Saab deal between GM and Koenigsegg completed

General Motors has agreed to sell loss-making Saab to Swedish Koenigsegg Group, according to several Swedish media sources.

New Saab models postponed

 

Access to water key for world's poor

"By increasing access to water we can change the lives and health of poor women, men and children for the better," Sweden's minister Gunilla Carlsson said during a global water summit in Stockholm.

 

The mystery operator of the Arctic Sea exposed

The mysterious operator of the Arctic Sea cargo vessel, hijacked off Sweden last month, is based in an upmarket district of Helsinki and managed by three Russian businessmen.

Mystery deepens as Russia maintains radio silence
Arctic Sea crew heading for Moscow    • Russia finds Arctic Sea ship

 

Spotify doubled its loss last year


Swedish music service Spotify made a $4.4 million loss last year.

Spotify overtakes Apple’s iTunes

 

Truck maker Volvo 'not interested' in Volvo Cars

Volvo Group, one-time parent of Ford’s Volvo Cars, rejects the rumors that it plans to bring the auto maker back to Sweden.

Volvo engineers want to buy carmaker from Ford

 

US investor seizes large stake in Volvo

Capital Group, the American investment firm, has become the second largest owner of the Swedish truck maker Volvo Group

Volvo’s “worst bleeding has been stopped”

 

Swedbank launches $2.1 billion rights issue

Sweden's fourth-biggest bank Swedbank is launching a fully underwritten rights issue to strengthen its business at home and in the recession-hit Baltics.

Swedbank posts heavy credit losses

 

Russia finds Arctic Sea ship

A cargo ship hijacked off Sweden last month, whose mysterious disappearance sparked a massive hunt, has been found.

 

"Bildt statement supports my immunity claims"

Bosnian Serb war crimes suspect Radovan Karadzic said that Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt has provided information backing his claims of an immunity deal.

Carl Bildt to meet war crimes leader's lawyer

 

Sweden condemns "brutal" bombing in Russia

Sweden, the European Union's presidency, on Monday condemned a deadly bomb attack in Russia's restive southern republic of Ingushetia, calling it "a brutal act" of terrorism.

 

H&M sales drop “no drama”

Swedish clothing retail giant H&M reported a bigger-than-expected drop in sales in July.

Swedish fashion resists the recession

 

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