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    1. October 14, 2014

      Swedish company provides opportunities to work out at work

      Ten minutes into the session I am regretting my mid-morning snack of caffeine, sucrose and saturated fat. Up ahead, a pack...

    2. October 10, 2014

      Why home buyers in Stockholm have to move quickly

      With unspoilt nature at its door, excellent education and a thriving cultural scene – not to mention new bar and restaurant...

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    1. October 6, 2014

      Work on brain’s ‘inner GPS’ system wins Nobel medicine prize

      The discovery of an “inner GPS” in the brain has won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for a British professor and a...

    2. September 29, 2014

      Juliet and Romeo, Sadler’s Wells, London – review

      I have the happiest memories of Stockholm, of its handsome spaces, its ballet company. And then come thunderclouds...

    3. September 24, 2014

      Barclays ‘misused’ confidential deal information, court rules

      Barclays “misused” confidential deal information belonging to a former client, a High Court judge has found. The UK bank was...

    4. September 19, 2014

      Hans Blix – the diplomat with a disarming nature

      It’s a sunny morning in Stockholm and, walking past a café on a downtown street, it’s easy to miss the entrance to the...

    5. September 11, 2014

      Gazprom: price sensitive

      Congratulations, Margrethe Vestager. The Danish politician is Competition Commissioner-designate in the EU executive team...

    6. August 27, 2014

      Swedish-run UK school seeks to improve performance

      Unusually for a headteacher in England, Alison Tilbrook displays a Swedish flag in her office and reports three times a week...

    7. August 25, 2014

      Grand Hotel, Stockholm

      Where: Södra Blasieholmshamnen 8 WiFi: Yes Plug sockets: Yes Espresso: SKr58 ($8.40) Open: Cadier Bar Mon-Fri 7am-2am; Sat...

    8. August 23, 2014

      Iceland raises volcano warning level to highest red after small eruption

      STOCKHOLM – A small volcanic eruption has occurred under Iceland’s Dyngjujökull glacier, prompting authorities to raise the...

    9. beyondbrics

      August 15, 2014

      Guest post: Singapore rides boom in EM discreet litigation

      By Mohan Pillay, Pinsent Masons A quiet revolution is taking place in commercial litigation. Global businesses, organs of...

    10. August 11, 2014

      US Fed’s Fischer warns of poor growth

      The Federal Reserve’s vice-chairman has pointed to weak labour force participation and a soft US housing recovery as two...

    11. August 4, 2014

      Arbitration cases heard in London surpass financial crisis peak

      A London court that settles complex commercial disputes saw a rise in the number of cases last year that surpassed the...

    12. July 22, 2014

      Mojang: smash-hit ‘Minecraft’ maker

      To celebrate selling 10m copies of its computer game Mine­craft, Swedish start-up Mojang decided to treat all its workers to...

    13. July 8, 2014

      Three cities on shortlist to host 2022 Winter Olympics

      Beijing, Oslo and Almaty have been shortlisted to host the 2022 Winter Olympics, the three remaining cities in a bidding...

    14. beyondbrics

      June 13, 2014

      Ukraine: sounding the "gas war" alarm bells

      Ukraine’s prime minister ordered his government on Friday to prepare for a possible cut-off in natural gas supplies from...

    15. FT Alphaville

      May 21, 2014

      What Google could get for $30bn

      Google has a $30bn warchest to spend on foreign acquisitions, or so it’s told regulators. If it decided to spend the cash in...

    16. May 16, 2014

      Stockholm appoints SSE professor as president

      The Stockholm School of Economics has appointed Lars Strannegård as its next president. Prof Strannegård will take up the...

    17. May 9, 2014

      That’s the way to do it

      You can tell it is conference season in the northern hemisphere by the sudden jump in correspondence asking for my help with...

    18. April 30, 2014

      US infrastructure is crumbling

      The US is scouring the land for “every Band-Aid, every piece of duct tape” to keep its infrastructure fund afloat, says...

    19. April 16, 2014

      We Are the Best! – film review

      In his 16-year career Swedish cult director Lukas Moodysson has ranged from satires on hippies (Together) to gruelling...

    20. April 9, 2014

      UK architect’s practice wins Nobel Centre contest

      For the first time in its 113-year history, the Nobel Prize Ceremony is to have its own home, a building on the Stockholm...

    21. April 7, 2014

      Alfa Laval in $2.2bn deal for Frank Mohn

      Alfa Laval, the Swedish engineering group, is to buy Norwegian pumpmaker Frank Mohn for NKr13bn ($2.2bn). Shares in the...

    22. March 28, 2014

      Short cuts: Grand Hotel’s matbordet, Sigmund Freud Museum exhibition, and Luna Hotel Baglioni’s new terrace suite

      Stockholm In his illuminating book on the Nordic countries, The Almost Nearly Perfect People, Michael Booth quotes the...

    23. March 27, 2014

      H&M hit by higher spending on online

      Hennes & Mauritz disappointed investors by falling short of expectations for first-quarter earnings, although the Swedish...

    24. February 18, 2014

      Nick D’Aloisio invests in Tictail’s online store developer

      Nick D’Aloisio, the teenager who sold his tech start-up to Yahoo for an estimated $30m, has made his first investment with...

    25. February 2, 2014

      John Hennessy, president of Stanford University

      Last year a professor at Stanford University was looking for new speakers for a lecture series entitled “How I Think About...

    26. January 14, 2014

      Stockholm

      Stockholm may not command the attention that Berlin and London get as European start-up hotspots, but it is catching up fast...

    27. January 12, 2014

      Annika Falkengren: banking survivor with a trader’s gut instincts

      One weekend late last year, Annika Falkengren received an email on her BlackBerry from a disgruntled customer. The customer...

    28. January 2, 2014

      Rise of mobile computing fosters new tech hubs

      The rise of mobile computing is fostering a fresh round of tech start-ups around the world, turning cities such as New York,...

    29. January 2, 2014

      Cold, dark winters inspire Nordic start-ups

      Daylight is an increasingly precious commodity in the Nordic region just after midwinter. But the lack of sun and biting...

    30. December 19, 2013

      Court tax boost to Swedish buyout groups

      Sweden’s private equity groups won a big victory over the Nordic country’s tax authority that could save the industry a bill...

    31. FT Alphaville

      December 11, 2013

      A lending buddy needs capital, as well as trust [Update]

      Meet Trustbuddy, the cutesy face of financial innovation, where peer-to-peer lending collides with payday loans. It also can...

    32. December 10, 2013

      Industrial output mixed across the globe

      There was mixed news on industrial output across the globe on Tuesday. The UK had another expansion in production, with the...

    33. November 22, 2013

      Nordic highlights

      Dear Prime Ministers Solberg of Norway, Reinfeldt of Sweden, Thorning-Schmidt of Demark, and Katainen of Finland. For the...

    34. beyondbrics

      November 20, 2013

      Life (and economics) in Argentina after Moreno

      It is the end of an era for businesses in Argentina. Might executives even start to miss Guillermo Moreno, the man that...

    35. October 29, 2013

      Cristina, regina di Svezia, Wexford Festival, Ireland – review

      Christina, 17th-century queen of Sweden, led a life of operatic proportions. Having acceded to the throne as a child, she...

    36. October 13, 2013

      Lorenzo Fertitta boxing clever to export UFC

      Weighing in at 185 pounds, aged 44, from the city of Las Vegas in Nevada is the man who bought Ultimate Fighting...

    37. FT Alphaville

      October 11, 2013

      Sticky Fingerprints (updated)

      *CISION: RECEIVED FINGERPRINT RELEASE FROM CONTACT AT FINGERPRINT That would be the release announcing a $650m acquisition...

    38. October 9, 2013

      MTR on track for Beijing rail deals

      MTR, the Hong Kong metro rail company, is holding discussions with Beijing about operating two lines in the Chinese capital,...

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