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    1. August 11, 2014

      Election exposes deep divisions in Sweden

      The favourites to win next month’s general election in Sweden are planning to reverse course on the current government’s...

    2. May 16, 2014

      Pfizer seeks breast cancer drug approval

      Pfizer is to file for regulatory approval for an important new breast cancer drug in the third quarter, the US drugmaker...

    Special Reports

    1. FT year in finance 2011

      - There is little consensus on how to fix the banking system - Behind the scenes with...
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    1. May 11, 2014

      Pfizer bid for AstraZeneca revives painful memories for Sweden

      After a slow start, public figures in Sweden – the other home market for AstraZeneca besides the UK – are starting to speak...

    2. May 6, 2014

      Swedish minister warns over Pfizer’s plans for AstraZeneca

      The politics of pharma Sweden’s finance minister has raised new questions over Pfizer’s commitment to keeping science jobs...

    3. May 6, 2014

      Pfizer’s 2014 tax cut matters more than AZ’s 2023 sales

      It is safe to predict that 2023 will be a landmark year for Lombard, as for AstraZeneca, which forecasts revenues will be 76...

    4. Brussels Blog

      December 16, 2013

      Dutch banking revolt: Dijsselbloem vs Borg round II

      Are the Dutch attempting to lead a mutiny on bank reform? It is hard to tell whether the objections are serious enough to...

    5. September 18, 2013

      Sweden unveils further stimulus package as election looms

      Sweden’s centre-right government fired the starting gun ahead of next year’s elections, presenting an expansionary budget...

    6. March 20, 2013

      Scandinavia: Model management

      The two men joke, finish each other’s sentences and defend the other from attack. “You start!” jokes one when the subject...

    7. February 27, 2013

      Cameron faces cool Nordic reception

      Nowhere in Europe has felt the effects of the UK’s promise of an in-out referendum on the EU quite as much as the Nordic...

    8. February 21, 2013

      Krona – a tale of Scandinavian strength

      The UK has been infected by “Nordic noir” ever since Danish detective series The Killing first hit TV screens. It seems the...

    9. January 17, 2013

      London mayor attacks UK-EU doomsayers

      Boris Johnson has attacked the “Jeremiahs of the CBI and the gloom-mongers of the City” for warning against a redrawing of...

    10. January 17, 2013

      Osborne’s Swedish ally warns on City role

      London’s status as the world’s top financial centre would be threatened if the UK left the EU, Anders Borg, Swedish finance...

    11. December 12, 2012

      UK close to clinching bank union safeguards

      Britain was last night on the cusp of securing long-coveted safeguards against Europe’s nascent banking union, in a...

    12. December 12, 2012

      Sweden central bank increases reserves

      Sweden’s central bank is to boost its foreign reserves by SKr100bn as it frets about risks to the country’s financial system...

    13. December 11, 2012

      Sweden joins UK outside Europe bank union

      Britain is set to be joined by Sweden outside Europe’s banking union, a move signalled on the eve of crunch talks that will...

    14. October 15, 2012

      Greek yields at lowest since August 2011

      Greece’s 10-year bond yield fell to 17.4 per cent on Monday morning, the lowest since August 2011, on mounting hopes that...

    15. FT Alphaville

      October 15, 2012

      Today's word is 'Staatsbankrott'

      Non-german speakers should be able to guess the meaning, especially if we add the words ‘Greece’ and ‘Wolfgang Schaeuble’ by...

    16. October 1, 2012

      Eurozone ‘outs’ fear banking union plan

      A drive towards eurozone banking union faces political obstacles with few more formidable than a backlash from EU members...

    17. September 20, 2012

      Swedish budget emphasises stimulus

      Sweden became the first big European country since the financial crisis to launch an explicit stimulus programme as worries...

    18. September 16, 2012

      Swedish budget to push for growth stimulus

      Sweden will this week unveil a stimulus budget for next year, underlining its status as one of the few European countries...

    19. August 27, 2012

      Euro edges higher after Ifo survey

      The euro edged up slightly after a measure of German business sentiment was not as bad as feared. The single currency rose...

    20. December 12, 2011

      Inside business: Banks turn to financial alchemy in search for capital

      A top US regulator takes the drastic step of suspending bank capital requirements. The global crisis is so bleak that the...

    21. November 23, 2011

      The judges’ verdicts

      Robert Bergqvist, chief economist, SEB Group I gave Europe’s finance ministers overall a lower score this year. That was...

    22. November 23, 2011

      Moderate with a tonsorial twist

      Sweden’s outperforming economy has made Anders Borg, 43, the envy of troubled European finance ministers. Outside the...

    23. November 22, 2011

      FT ranking of EU finance ministers: Striker amid stumblers

      In public finances as in football, each European country fields its own team. In the past year, the lack of unity has been...

    24. November 22, 2011

      Sweden calls for prudent nations to be on standby

      Germany, Sweden and other European countries with strong public finances should be on standby to provide emergency fiscal...

    25. October 24, 2011

      Banks turn to financial alchemy in search for capital

      A top US regulator takes the drastic step of suspending bank capital requirements. The global crisis is so bleak that the...

    26. FT Alphaville

      October 12, 2011

      Pink picks

      Comment, analysis, and other offerings from Wednesday’s FT, Martin Wolf: First aid is not a cure David Cameron, the UK prime...

    27. October 11, 2011

      The Swedish model for Europe’s bail-out

      The European banking sector is under extreme stress. As fears grow about the sustainability of Greek public finances, banks...

    28. September 18, 2011

      Athens fights to head off cash crunch

      Greece will seek to persuade its lenders that it deserves another €8bn loan payment in a pivotal conference call on Monday...

    29. May 19, 2011

      EU backs Lagarde for IMF job

      Christine Lagarde, France’s finance minister, is emerging as Europe’s preferred candidate to replace Dominique Strauss-Kahn,...

    30. May 13, 2011

      EU rebukes Denmark over border checks plan

      The European Commission has struck back at Denmark’s plans to reintroduce border controls, threatening to “take all...

    31. April 13, 2011

      Sweden expects growth and plans tax cuts

      Sweden, already the fastest-growing economy in the European Union, yesterday raised its growth forecasts for coming years...

    32. March 4, 2011

      A touch of Clase

      Nicola Clase at the embassy residence on Portland Place in London Last June, when the moving van rumbled up to the Portland...

    33. March 1, 2011

      Sweden records fastest quarterly growth

      Sweden registered its fastest quarterly economic growth on record in the last three months of last year, burnishing its...

    34. December 6, 2010

      The judges’ verdicts

      Marco Annunziata, chief economist, UniCredit In a year defined by the eurozone sovereign debt crisis, for me the best...

    35. November 29, 2010

      Britain approves £3.2bn Ireland assistance

      Britain has approved £3.2bn ($5bn) in bilateral loans to Ireland, as part of a wider UK contribution to the bail-out of its...

    36. November 28, 2010

      Government bonds: A coinage debased

      National coins, common currency: the 16-country eurozone is under pressure as never before. The debt of Hungary, not a...

    37. November 23, 2010

      Denmark and Norway ready to help Ireland

      Denmark has added its support to the planned international rescue package for Ireland, while Norway said it too would...

    38. FT Alphaville

      November 23, 2010

      Irish PM defiant as coalition cracks

      Brian Cowen, Irish prime minister, defied calls for a snap election, but said he would trigger a poll in the new year after...

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