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    1. March 26, 2010

      Nordea defies Stockholm on bonuses

      The Swedish government failed on Thursday in a bid to stop Nordea, the country’s biggest bank, awarding bonuses to top...

    2. October 12, 2009

      Swedbank hits out at Latvia's mortgage plan

      Swedbank, the largest Swedish lender in the Baltic region, has threatened to scale back its presence in crisis-hit Latvia...

    1. October 11, 2009

      Swedbank hits out at Latvia’s mortgage plan

      Swedbank, the largest Swedish lender in the Baltic region, has threatened to scale back its presence in crisis-hit Latvia if...

    2. October 9, 2009

      Sweden warns Riga on loans proposals

      Sweden hit out yesterday at proposals by Latvia to limit the amount lenders can claim from mortgage holders amid renewed...

    3. October 1, 2009

      Sweden seeks swift accord on EU financial regulation reform

      European Union finance ministers will today be asked to back an aggressive timetable that would see an overhaul of the...

    4. September 30, 2009

      EU finance ministers pushed on regulation

      European Union’s finance ministers will be asked on Thursday to back an aggressive timetable which could see leaders...

    5. July 5, 2009

      Government’s response like that of a rowdy drinker in a bar brawl

      Governments’ response to the financial crisis has been compared by one senior official to that of rowdy drinkers in a bar...

    6. July 2, 2009

      Sweden defends private equity

      Sweden marked the first day of its six-month European Union presidency yesterday by coming to the defence of hedge funds and...

    7. July 2, 2009

      Sweden begins EU presidency with defence of private equity

      Sweden marked the first day of its six-month European Union presidency yesterday by coming to the defence of hedge funds...

    8. July 1, 2009

      Sweden rides to defence of hedge funds

      Sweden marked the first day of its six-month European Union presidency on Wednesday by coming to the defence of hedge funds...

    9. February 4, 2009

      Stockholm to give banks $6bn

      Sweden will provide up to Skr50bn ($6bn, €4.6bn, £4.2bn) in new capital to banks to encourage them to keep lending. "To get...

    10. December 5, 2008

      A cautionary Swedish tale of a missed opportunity

      It is always dangerous when governments start behaving like fund managers - especially in these volatile market conditions....

    11. November 20, 2008

      Sweden backs down from bank stand-off

      Sweden’s government has backed down from a potentially damaging stand-off with the country’s largest banks over whether they...

    12. November 17, 2008

      Swedish threat to wary banks

      Sweden’s reputation for skilfully handling banking crises was dented on Monday after the government threatened to force...

    13. November 5, 2008

      Crisis to bring early end to Swedish sell-off plan

      The global financial crisis will bring the Swedish government's SKr200bn ($26bn, €20bn, £16bn) privatisation programme to a...

    14. November 4, 2008

      Crisis hits Swedish sell-off plan

      The global financial crisis will bring the Swedish government’s SEK200bn privatisation programme to a halt two years before...

    15. October 21, 2008

      Sweden in $205bn bank deal as Baltic fears rise

      Sweden yesterday became the latest European country to take steps to stabilise its financial system by guaranteeing up to...

    16. October 21, 2008

      Stockholm issues $205bn in guarantees to ease Baltic fears

      Sweden has become the latest European country to take steps to stabilise its financial system by guaranteeing up to $205bn...

    17. October 21, 2008

      Stockholm issues $205bn guarantee to ease Baltic fears

      Sweden has become the latest European country to take steps to stabilise its financial system by guaranteeing up to $205bn...

    18. October 20, 2008

      Stockholm backs banks with $205bn

      Sweden has become the latest European country to take steps to stabilise its financial system by guaranteeing up to $205bn...

    19. August 25, 2008

      Global turmoil dents Swedish sell-off plans

      Turmoil in global financial markets is threatening the Swedish government’s goal of raising SKr200bn ($32bn, €21bn, £17bn)...

    20. July 1, 2008

      Stalemate ends France Telecom's $40bn pursuit of TeliaSonera

      France Telecom has abandoned its $40bn (£20bn) cash and share bid for TeliaSonera, leaving its plans to create Europe's...

    21. July 1, 2008

      Swedes relieved at protection of TeliaSonera

      Sweden reacted with relief to the news that France Telecom had walked away from its bid for TeliaSonera - the offer had...

    22. July 1, 2008

      Swedes relieved as TeliaSonera offer rebuffed

      Sweden reacted with relief to the news that France Telecom had walked away from its bid for TeliaSonera - the offer had...

    23. June 30, 2008

      Swedes relieved as TeliaSonera offer rebuffed

      Sweden reacted with relief to the news that France Telecom had walked away from its bid for TeliaSonera – the offer had been...

    24. June 30, 2008

      France Telecom drops $40bn TeliaSonera bid

      France Telecom has abandoned its $40bn cash and share bid for TeliaSonera, leaving its plans to create Europe’s largest...

    25. June 6, 2008

      TeliaSonera spurns France Telecom's €26.5bn bid

      France Telecom ruled out increasing its informal offer for TeliaSonera yesterday after the Nordic telecommunications...

    26. June 5, 2008

      Price could be bigger hurdle than nationalism

      The governments of Sweden and Finland could barely contain their desire for a bid battle for TeliaSonera to begin. Mats...

    27. May 22, 2008

      Sweden's armed forces warn on TeliaSonera sale

      Sweden's armed forces have expressed concern that any sale of TeliaSonera, the country's state-controlled...

    28. May 21, 2008

      Sweden’s military warn on TeliaSonera sale

      Sweden’s armed forces have expressed concern that any sale of TeliaSonera, the country’s state-controlled telecommunications...

    29. April 1, 2008

      Pernod springs a surprise to take control of Absolut

      Pierre Pringuet, Pernod Ricard's affable managing director, does not boast of his Swedish language skills on his curriculum...

    30. April 1, 2008

      Absolut surprise as cagey Pernod lines up a shot at Diageo

      Pierre Pringuet, Pernod Ricard's affable managing director, does not boast of his Swedish language skills on his curriculum...

    31. March 31, 2008

      Pernod springs surprise to take Absolut

      Pierre Pringuet, Pernod Ricard’s affable managing director, does not boast of his Swedish language skills on his curriculum...

    32. March 12, 2008

      Subprime crisis hits Swedish drive to privatise

      The subprime crisis has put the brakes on Sweden's drive to -privatise some of its biggest -companies. Mats Odell, minister...

    33. March 11, 2008

      Sweden privatisation scheme faces delays

      Sweden’s flagship privatisation programme is facing delays as the government grapples with the tumult in global financial...

    34. February 26, 2008

      Sweden open to funds, it tells Dubai investors

      Sweden is open to investment from sovereign wealth funds but will demand transparency from potential investors, the...

    35. February 26, 2008

      Sweden welcomes sovereign funds

      Sweden is open to investment from sovereign wealth funds but will demand transparency from potential investors, the...

    36. October 7, 2007

      Sweden sees its pristine image tarnished by a bank scandal

      What started as a trading scandal at Carnegie, the 200-year-old Nordic investment bank, has developed into the most serious...

    37. October 1, 2007

      Carnegie scandal claims highest profile victim as predators circle

      The massive trading scandal at Carnegie, the Nordic region’s largest investment bank, snared its highest profile victim to...

    38. September 29, 2007

      Sweden orders Carnegie board to quit

      The chief executive and entire board of Carnegie, the Nordic region's largest investment bank, have been ordered to step...

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