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      Swedbank: crying Wolf

      Sweden’s booming housing market has in effect done for Swedbank’s chief executive. Michael Wolf was fired on Tuesday,...

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      February 8, 2016

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      Steadying oil prices and rebounding European financial stocks are helping the region’s main stock indices make gains in...

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      January 27, 2016

      Nordea to raise dividends amid digital push

      Low interest rates and global market ructions are not deterring Nordea, the largest lender in Scandinavia, which set...

    2. December 3, 2015

      Sweden considers closing The Bridge to Denmark

      The Bridge may be no more. Sweden’s centre-left government has submitted a proposal that would allow it to close the...

    3. November 24, 2015

      La bohème, Royal Swedish Opera, Stockholm — ‘A roaring success’

      Puccini wasn’t a big fan of overtures in operas, preferring to dive right into the action. But he gets one in this new...

    4. November 11, 2015

      Sweden reintroduces border checks to stem influx of migrants

      Sweden will become the latest EU country to reintroduce border controls after the Stockholm government declared that it...

    5. November 10, 2015

      Maersk Oil delivers boost for Tullow with east Africa deal

      Denmark’s Maersk Oil beat several rivals to buy half of Africa Oil’s stakes in five east African oil blocks for up to...

    6. October 13, 2015

      P2P lender TrustBuddy halts operations over ‘misconduct’

      The world’s first listed peer-to-peer lending platform has suspended operations and reported itself to police after...

    7. October 7, 2015

      Nobel awarded for discovery of how cells fix DNA damage

      Three scientists have won the Nobel Chemistry Prize for discovering how cells repair damaged DNA and safeguard genetic...

    8. October 5, 2015

      Sweden immigration: Don’t look back

      Tales of new migrant arrivals in Sweden Jalal watches local Syrian television when he wakes up, worships at a Syrian...

    9. October 5, 2015

      Henning Mankell, creator of Wallander books, dies

      Henning Mankell, the Swedish author best know for his Wallander crime novels, has died at the age of 67 from the cancer...

    10. September 25, 2015

      Raze or recycle: the challenge of ‘recycling’ buildings

      Converting abandoned infrastructure into other uses is not new. In the 1950s and 1960s, disused warehouses and...

    11. September 21, 2015

      Outcast Sweden Democrats ride a wave of popularity

      When Sweden’s centre-left government invited party leaders to discuss Europe’s migrant crisis this month, it asked...

    12. September 16, 2015

      Scandinavia new build targets wealthy

      When Markus “Notch” Persson, the billionaire brains behind computer game sensation Minecraft, bought a Stockholm...

    13. September 1, 2015

      Klarna opens its tills in the US

      Klarna, one of Europe’s most highly valued technology start-ups, has launched its online payments service in the US, as...

    14. August 12, 2015

      Industrivärden appoints new CEO after corporate jet scandal

      The Swedish holding company at the heart of a corporate jet scandal named a private equity partner as its new chief...

    15. August 4, 2015

      Marshall’s leap from amps to phones is not as odd as it seems

      Iconic is an overused word, but it is perhaps excusable in the case of Marshall guitar amplifiers, with their...

    16. June 5, 2015

      More cities aim to establish start-up clusters

      Andrew Daniels, founder of a web design and mobile app developer based in Manchester, believes his “can do” city has...

    17. May 28, 2015

      Nasdaq sued by Swedish competition watchdog

      The Swedish Competition Authority is taking legal action against Nasdaq, the exchanges operator, alleging that its...

    18. May 21, 2015

      Russians confronted by the ultimate test of loyalties

      As Russia became embroiled in the war in Ukraine last summer, Olga Talalay jumped at the chance to escape the politics...

    19. May 4, 2015

      Scandic Grand Central, Stockholm

      In true Scandinavian style, the coffee bar of the Scandic Grand Central — the flagship of a Swedish brand — is an...

    20. March 31, 2015

      Stockholm: the unicorn factory

      On a dark, snowy night in Stockholm, a mural showing the Taj Mahal is lit up in the conference room at the offices of...

    21. March 13, 2015

      Swedish prosecutors offer to question Assange in London

      Swedish prosecutors have made a big concession in their investigation of Julian Assange, offering to question the...

    22. February 17, 2015

      The migrant story behind thriving global tech sector

      During a recent visit to Stockholm, I met several of the entrepreneurs behind the Swedish capital’s booming technology...

    23. January 30, 2015

      Briton who moved to Sweden for love and founded a media company

      Paul Rapacioli makes most things sound easy, be it the move from London to Sweden to follow his heart, or the...

    24. January 27, 2015

      Written on Skin, Royal Swedish Opera, Stockholm — review

      It’s taken for granted nowadays that opera houses occupy themselves with the works of long-dead composers. When a new...

    25. January 1, 2015

      Sweden hit by third assault on mosque

      Sweden suffered its third arson attack on a mosque in a week amid an intensifying debate about immigration in the...

    26. December 21, 2014

      Sweden’s snap election turns up heat under immigration rhetoric

      Einstein is being invoked these days in Stockholm. His probably apocryphal saying that insanity is doing the same thing...

    27. November 16, 2014

      Sweden’s pensions overhaul tests resilience of AP3 boss

      Running part of the fortune that makes up the Swedish state pension funds is no easy task and Kerstin Hessius, chief...

    28. The World

      November 14, 2014

      Mystery mini-sub vindicates Swedish navy

      A handout picture released by Swedish army shows the mystery mini sub They came, they saw (eventually), and they...

    29. November 9, 2014

      Sweden’s PM hits back at business critics

      Sweden’s prime minister defended his centre-left government’s first month in power after business critics labelled its...

    30. November 7, 2014

      ‘A Brief Stop on the Road from Auschwitz’, by Göran Rosenberg

      In August 1947 a young Jewish man named David Rosenberg descended alone from a train at the small town of Södertälje, a...

    31. October 29, 2014

      Swedes lean towards Nato membership, poll shows

      More Swedes are in favour of joining Nato than are against for the first time in the Nordic country’s history,...

    32. October 24, 2014

      Swedish hunt for submarine descends into farce

      Finding a submarine was “like [looking for] Jesus”, Swedish Rear Admiral Anders Grenstad said this week. “Everyone...

    33. October 24, 2014

      Sweden abandons submarine hunt

      Sweden has called off its hunt for a foreign submarine, bringing the seven-day operation in the Stockholm archipelago...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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