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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



EU to propose immigration reforms

The European Union will present proposals in September on reforming its immigration policy, Sweden said, amid a rising wave of people risking their lives to cross the Mediterranean to Europe.


Nokia to launch mini-laptop

Nokia, the world’s biggest maker of mobile phones, is to enter the PC world with a Windows-based laptop.

Microsoft Office coming to Nokia smartphones


Pirate Bay suitor targeted in criminal probe

Police in Sweden said Monday they were investigating Global Gaming Factory, the Swedish online games firm looking to buy illegal download site The Pirate Bay, as doubts surfaced about the sale.

Is the Pirate Bay deal cracking?


Swedish newspaper chief: "I'm not a Nazi"

A Swedish newspaper admitted Sunday it did not have proof for an earlier story alleging Israeli soldiers had trafficked the organs of Palestinians, which sparked a diplomatic row with Israel.

OPEN LETTER: “The story derive from age-old anti-Semitism”


Norway's navy starts hunt for explorer's plane

The Norwegian navy began a new search on Monday to track down the missing plane used by the legendary polar explorer Roald Amundsen, who disappeared into the Barents Sea.


Is the Pirate Bay deal cracking?

The chairman of GGF, about to acquire file-sharing site The Pirate Bay, is leaving the ship as new scandals are revealed.

Pirate Bay buyer halted at the exchange


Sweden’s Telia Sonera to buy out Baltic units

Sweden’s largest phone company Telia Sonera offers $700 million to buy out other shareholders of its Estonian and Lithuanian units.


Thousands of Israelis to boycott Ikea

In the wake of the controversial article published in a Swedish tabloid, thousands of Israelis will boycott the furniture retailer Ikea.


Israel presses Sweden over 'anti-Semitic' report

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pressed Stockholm on Sunday to condemn a report by a Swedish newspaper about alleged body-snatching that has stoked tensions between the two countries.


Pirate Bay buyer halted at the exchange

GGF, set to buy the file-sharing site The Pirate Bay, has been halted at the stock exchange as securities regulators suspect the company doesn’t have enough capital.

Pirate Bay buyer suspected of insider trading


The Riksbank brings hope to Swedish stocks

STOCK MARKET – The Stockholm exchange rose during the week after positive signals from the Riksbank.


Sweden revises down its growth outlook

Sweden's finance ministry revised downwards its forecast for economic growth in 2009, predicting the economy would shrink by 5.2 percent this year.

The Riksbank brings hope to Swedish stocks


Saab steps up lobbying efforts in Brazil

Swedish, French and US defense companies pursuing a four-billion-dollar deal to replace Brazil's aging fleet of fighter jets are stepping up lobbying efforts.

•  Saab 'optimistic' to win Brazilian air force deal


Swedish FM downplays Israel row

Sweden's Foreign Minister Carl Bildt on Friday played down a diplomatic row with Israel sparked by a Swedish newspaper.


Israel slams Sweden's Foreign Minister Carl Bildt

Israel will lodge an official protest to Sweden over its refusal to condemn a local newspaper report claiming Israeli soldiers killed Palestinians in order to sell their organs.

Swedish FM downplays Israel row
Israel furious over Swedish organ trafficking claim


Swedish krona the best stock market indicator

The value of the Swedish currency has became the best indicator on how the global stock market is developing, research shows.


Switzerland sign tougher tax treaty with Denmark

Switzerland has signed a taxation agreement with Denmark, the first of its kind to fall into line with tougher international standards.


Free swine flu vaccine to all Swedes

The vaccine against swine flu will be free of charge for Swedish residents and the campaign will begin in late September.

Swine flue will hit 400,000 Swedes


Shipping firm Maersk sinks into red

Danish shipping and oil giant A.P. Moeller-Maersk made a first half net loss as the global slump depressed freight demand.


Sweden warns of Baltic pirates

Shipping companies should use the same watchfulness in the Baltic Sea as they would off the coast of Somalia, Swedish Shipowners’ Association said.


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


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