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5 hot life science firms in Stockholm

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Stockholm pioneers life science research

ICT startups offer investment opportunity

Swedish companies ready for exit

Five med-tech investment opportunities

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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



Fury after ISIS kills Norwegian, Chinese hostages

Terrorist group ISIS said it had killed the two men, identified as Norwegian citizen Ole Johan Grimsgaard-Ofstad and Chinese national Fan Jinghui, in its English-language online magazine Dabiq.

"We have no grounds to doubt the contents of the photos that have been published," Norway’s Foreign Minister Boerge Brende told Reuters.

The U.N. Security Council added their voice to the outrage on Friday, and called on all countries to cooperate with China and Norway to help bring those responsible for the killings to justice, CNN said.

China’s president Xi Jinping vowed to bring ISIS to justice.


Norway tightens asylum rules

Reuters said emergency laws tightening Norway's asylum rules came into force on Friday as the government tries to stem a sharp rise in the number of people arriving that has led support among voters for an anti-immigration party to surge.

"The debate over refugees has shifted significantly during the autumn, from a discussion marked by sympathy and compassion to one concerned with the problems that refugees and immigrants bring," political scientist Johannes Bergh of the Institute for Social Research told a local newspaper.

The Nordic country of 5.2 million people, which is a member of the passport-free Schengen area but not of the European Union.


Headwinds face Norway after surprise rate-cut


Norway will 'not pay ransoms' for man held hostage by IS

"We cannot and will not give in to pressure from terrorists and criminals. Norway does not pay ransoms".


Putin owns beachfront property in Finland

The deal goes back to the peace agreement in Paris in 1947.


Negative outlook for Baltic banking system

Outlook for the Baltic banking system has been changed to negative from stable: Moody's.


Denmark’s virtual-currency bourse to become the world’s first to allow clients to swap dollars

“NXT is a strong currency and a potential challenger to Bitcoin as a leading virtual currency".


Danish police sweep beggars to Sweden

"The rumor in Europe is that you can come to Denmark and stay overnight for free".


Sweden's shock rate cut puts pressure on Norway

“It increases the pressure on Norges Bank to be more expansive in their monetary policy either by cutting or by keeping the rate low for longer”, analyst said.


Finland to hike capital buffers to match Sweden

“As the same companies operate in all the Nordic countries, tools should be the same across borders”.


Finland’s economy shrinks less than estimated


Apartment prices expected to fall in Norway

Some 39 percent of real estate agents in Norway forecast that apartment prices will fall.

'The general market is skeptical towards Norway'


'The general market is skeptical towards Norway'

Norway's krone came under pressure against the Swedish krona.


Denmark's 321% debt burden 'no serious threat’

“By far the major part of Danish households’ debt is carried by families who are robust enough to be able to handle shocks”.


Norway closer to easing mortgage lending

Government is looking into raising the amount banks can lend to borrowers to 90 percent of a property’s value, from 85 percent.

Norway leads in economic growth — but Sweden is set to catch up next year
Financial watchdog warns bank over liquidity risk
Sweden unexpectedly returns to deflation


Norway leads in economic growth — but Sweden is set to catch up next year

Norway’s gross domestic product, excluding income from oil and shipping, will expand 1.9 percent this year and 2.4 percent in 2014.

Housing shortage threatens Swedish economy
Sweden unexpectedly returns to deflation


'Arctic Ocean to be virtually ice-free'


Baltic housing affordability index

The housing affordability index (HAI) increased to 131.3 in Vilnius, but decreased to 151.0 in Riga, and to 163.0 in Tallinn


Finland's new passport an online hit


Flip through Finland's new passport and you'll see a walking moose.


Iceland's krona too small for volatile world

Iceland to adopt the Canadian dollar?


Iceland to adopt the Canadian dollar?

Iceland, hard hit by the financial crisis, may drop its Icelandic Krona and instead adopt the Canadian dollar, according to news sources.

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