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    1. May 13, 2016

      Ukraine’s Eurovision song set to stir up past tensions with Russia

      The Eurovision Song Contest is usually known as an annual celebration of kitsch pop music, with this year’s entrants...

    2. April 29, 2016

      ‘The Crow Girl’, by Erik Axl Sund, translated by Neil Smith

      Avid aficionados of Nordic noir may have recently noticed just how many first-rate crime-writing duos the region has...

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    1. April 22, 2016

      Europe should forget Google and investigate its own shortcomings

      Imagine if, over the next 60 days, the European Commission staged a series of press conferences and bombarded...

    2. April 12, 2016

      Spotify co-founders threaten to quit Sweden

      Spotify has threatened to turn its back on its home country of Sweden unless the government takes urgent action to help...

    3. April 12, 2016

      Accel raises $500m fund to back European tech start-ups

      Accel Partners, one of Europe’s largest venture capital firms, has raised a new $500m fund dedicated to investing in...

    4. beyondbrics

      April 8, 2016

      We need more and better coordinated action to stem the roots of terror and forced migration

      From the horrifying scenes in Ivory Coast, Mali and Brussels to the tragic refugee crisis in Lebanon and on Europe’s...

    5. Fast FT

      March 17, 2016

      Norway's central bank cuts interest rate, 'may go negative'

      Norway’s central bank has lowered its main interest rate by 0.25 percentage points to 0.50 per cent, in line with...

    6. February 18, 2016

      Car-sharing concept tests boundaries of the motor industry

      In some ways, Orto is the worst car business in the world. It has sold only half a BMW. But then again, it could be...

    7. Fast FT

      February 18, 2016

      Volvo sets sights on another record year

      Volvo has another new car. Now it wants another record year. The Swedish carmaker has forecast a third consecutive year...

    8. February 9, 2016

      Swedbank: crying Wolf

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

    9. Fast FT

      February 8, 2016

      Steadier oil and rebounding financial stocks help European bourses

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

    10. Fast FT

      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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. September 16, 2015

      Scandinavia new build targets wealthy

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

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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