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    1. April 27, 2016

      Volvo to put 100 British families in driverless cars

      One hundred families will be driven around in autonomous cars in the most ambitious test of driverless vehicles in...

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      April 26, 2016

      Denmark slashes GDP growth forecasts

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      April 26, 2016

      Boardroom drama but steady results for Swedbank

      Swedbank had its fair share of boardroom drama in the early months of 2016, so investors will perhaps be happy that its...

    4. April 25, 2016

      Brexit fears leave the euro alone for now

      President Obama didn’t cross the Atlantic just to lend a helping hand to David Cameron’s campaign to keep Britain in...

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      April 21, 2016

      Sweden boosts QE to cool krona. Krona jumps anyway

      Sweden’s central bank has decided to boost its programme of bond buying in an effort to hold down the krona and stop...

    6. April 20, 2016

      Svenska Handelsbanken: credit due

      Even by Swedish standards Svenska Handelsbanken is somewhat haughty. It has plenty of reason to be: a double-digit...

    7. April 19, 2016

      The riddle of the rising euro

      The euro, which has spent much of 2016 accumulating value compared with the dollar, is in good company. Five central...

    8. April 18, 2016

      Vattenfall offloads German lignite mines to Czech consortium

      Swedish energy group Vattenfall is planning to offload its lossmaking east German lignite mines to a Czech consortium,...

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      April 18, 2016

      Brussels Briefing: The immaculate relocation

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    10. April 17, 2016

      Week Ahead Economic Outlook: Monetary policy back in spotlight

      Monetary policy is back on the top of the agenda this week with central bankers from the eurozone and Sweden’s Riksbank...

    11. April 16, 2016

      Could Brexit be a good thing for Europe?

      The EU referendum campaign officially began this week and one area that has not been examined so far has been what...

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      April 14, 2016

      Eurozone deflation revised away

      Inflation figures for the eurozone have been revised upwards, taking the single currency zone out of deflation...

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      April 13, 2016

      Fancy a fight? There's a central bank for that

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    14. 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...

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      April 12, 2016

      Swedish annual inflation rises at fastest rate in nearly 4 years

      Inflation in Sweden ticked up unexpectedly in March, a boon for the country’s central bank, which has spent the last...

    16. April 12, 2016

      Swedish PM describes countrymen’s gloom as ‘surreal’

      Sweden’s economy may be booming and its authorities may have stemmed a massive influx of refugees but prime minister...

    17. April 10, 2016

      Sweden sets an example in corporate governance

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    18. April 6, 2016

      Corporate scandals tarnish Sweden’s squeaky-clean image

      From questionable property deals and allegations of market abuse to misuse of corporate jets and a corruption...

    19. April 6, 2016

      H&M profits hit by bad weather and currency shifts

      Hennes & Mauritz reported a first-quarter profit that narrowly beat analysts’ expectations, despite suffering a drop in...

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      April 6, 2016

      Sweden: 'Central bank strategies must be reassessed'

      Stefan Ingves, governor of Sweden’s 348-year-old Riksbank, says it’s time for a rethink on how central banks work,...

    21. April 5, 2016

      Let men bond with their babies, too

      Anyone who worked with me as I toiled to introduce shared parental leave to the UK will tell you the policy was my...

    22. April 3, 2016

      New fronts open up in rekindled currency wars

      In 2010 Guido Mantega, then Brazil’s finance minister, accused the United States and fellow powerful economies of...

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      April 3, 2016

      Thought(s) for the weekend

      Dharmesh’s culture code incorporates elements of HubSpeak. For example, it instructs that when someone quits or gets...

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      April 1, 2016

      Norwegian manufacturers continue to suffer

      Contraction in Norway’s manufacturing sector accelerated in March according to the country’s official purchasing...

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      March 30, 2016

      A weird argument against a faster inflation target in Sweden

      Ask most central bankers why a little inflation is a good thing, and they’ll give you some combination of these three...

    26. Fast FT

      March 29, 2016

      Swedish retail sales a mixed but growing bag

      Retail sales in Sweden were better than expected in January but worse than expected last month – although both sets of...

    27. March 27, 2016

      Sweden’s AP2 pension fund takes assets in-house

      One of Sweden’s largest investors has dropped six of its appointed investment managers as part of a drive to cut costs...

    28. March 21, 2016

      Negative interest rates are a high-risk experiment

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    29. March 20, 2016

      Talking Tech: One small snap for a man

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      March 17, 2016

      Fast Europe Open: stakes raised over Turkey

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      March 15, 2016

      Brussels delays changes to EU asylum rules

      Brussels has delayed controversial plans to rip up its rules on asylum until after the EU has reached a deal to send...

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      March 15, 2016

      Clothes, veggies and holidays help Swedish inflation

      A breath of relief for Sweden’s central bank? The annual rate of inflation shrank in February, but no faster than...

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      March 15, 2016

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    34. March 14, 2016

      What negative interest rates spell for stocks

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    35. March 11, 2016

      Kinnevik’s Cristina Stenbeck steps down as chairman

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      March 10, 2016

      ECB move rattles currencies of neghbours

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    37. March 9, 2016

      Iran eyes ‘bad bank’ to mop up toxic loans

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      March 8, 2016

      Eurozone GDP growth data match earlier estimates

      The eurozone economy grew by 0.3 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2015, fresh data confirmed today, in line with...

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