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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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,...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. November 22, 2013

    Nordic highlights

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

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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,...

  29. October 4, 2013

    UN deputy secretary-general Jan Eliasson on Syria and Iran

    Last December, when Jan Eliasson, deputy secretary-general of the UN, made a pit stop in Beirut to review regional fallout...

  30. September 29, 2013

    Climate scientists spell out challenge UN must rise to in 2015

    Stockholm is a long way from Le Bourget, an airstrip next to a vast exhibition centre on the outskirts of Paris. But in the...

  31. September 29, 2013

    Norwegian airline takes Boeing Dreamliner off long-haul routes

    Budget airline Norwegian Air Shuttle has said it is taking one of its new Boeing Dreamliners out of service because of...

  32. September 27, 2013

    Study adds urgency to climate talks

    After nearly 25 years of telling governments how the climate is changing, the world’s leading authority on the topic has...

  33. FT Photo Diary

    September 27, 2013

    The Pastoruri glacier

    Mariana Bazo/Reuters The Pastoruri glacier in Huaraz is one of the fastest receding glaciers in the Cordillera Blanca...

  34. The World

    September 26, 2013

    Governments wrangle over final wording of landmark IPCC report

    Sunny Stockholm - Getty Stockholm looks bright and brisk today, unlike some of the scientists and government officials who...

  35. The World

    September 26, 2013

    FT podcast: World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

    Climate change special: should we be worried by the latest findings on global warming? As the world’s leading climate...

  36. FT Data

    September 23, 2013

    How the IPCC's projections match up

    This week scientists, policymakers and leaders meet in Stockholm to finalise The Physical Science Basis – the first part of...

  37. September 18, 2013

    M&C Saatchi seeks Indian agency tie-up

    M&C Saatchi is seeking to expand its operations into the faster growing Indian market by teaming up with a local ad agency...

  38. FT Photo Diary

    September 5, 2013

    Obama visits Sweden’s royal palace

    Jewel Samad/AFP US President Barack Obama meets King Carl Gustaf of Sweden during a reception at the royal palace in...

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