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  1. July 17, 2014

    G4S sells Swedish alarm business for £37m

    G4S is selling its Swedish alarm business for £37m, as the security company battles to turn round its fortunes, which have...

  2. FT Alphaville

    July 9, 2014

    MoneySupply: Those innovative Scandinavians

    A warm welcome to our colleagues from the FT’s Money Supply blog, who are now sharing their thoughts on FT Alphaville. First...

  3. July 7, 2014

    TeliaSonera buys Tele2 Norway arm

    TeliaSonera, the Swedish telecoms group, will acquire the Norwegian business of Tele2 for SEK5.1bn ($740m) in the latest...

  4. July 3, 2014

    Sweden’s Riksbank cuts rates to 0.25%

    Sweden’s central bank abandoned efforts to use monetary policy to counter high levels of household debt and cut interest...

  5. July 3, 2014

    Swedish krona slides after rate cut

    Interest rate speculation hit the currencies of Sweden and Norway on Thursday after Sweden’s Riksbank cut its main rate by...

  6. July 1, 2014

    Klépierre sells five Swedish shopping centres in €354m deal

    Klépierre has sold five Swedish shopping centres to Olav Thon, Norway’s largest private property owner, for €354m as part of...

  7. June 29, 2014

    Jacob Wallenberg, Investor head with more influence than money

    Jacob Wallenberg is used to fighting against misapprehensions. Perhaps the biggest is that Sweden’s leading industrialist...

  8. June 29, 2014

    Jacob Wallenberg troubled by Sweden’s ‘shift to the left’

    Sweden’s leading industrialist has sounded the alarm over a likely leftward shift after September’s elections, warning it...

  9. Material World

    June 27, 2014

    A man for all seasons: Julian Assange, fashion model extraordinaire

    So Julian Assange, the Wikileaks founder and self-anointed hero of media freedom, is adding yet another headline-grabbing...

  10. June 25, 2014

    OECD survey links teacher status to pupil performance

    The OECD has linked high teacher status to good pupil performance in its global education league table, alongside findings...

  11. The World

    June 23, 2014

    Ireland bags another gong: world's 'goodest' nation

    By Vincent Boland in Dublin It is tough being number one. Just ask the Irish. One of the things Ireland has had to get used...

  12. June 23, 2014

    If Finland is the best Europe can do we should be worried

    Either the World Economic Forum is wrong or Europe is in deep trouble. The latest competitiveness rankings from the Swiss...

  13. June 23, 2014

    Santander boosts consumer finance arm with Nordic acquisition

    Santander has agreed to buy GE Capital’s unit in Sweden, Denmark and Norway for about €700m, in what the eurozone’s largest...

  14. June 18, 2014

    Innovation: less shock and more awe

    At Geisinger Medical Cen­ter in rural Pennsylvania, a robot named Abbie rolls out of the hospital pharmacy into the...

  15. The World

    June 16, 2014

    Poland's “tape affair” has echoes of Italy

    Poland has made such impressive progress since the end of communism in 1989 that its political elite like to think of their...

  16. June 11, 2014

    Volution ready to extract value with UK listing

    A manufacturer that installed extractor fans in Downing Street for Winston Churchill and won praise from David Cameron for...

  17. June 10, 2014

    DigiPlex issues bonds to finance expansion

    DigiPlex, the datacentre operator backed by private equity billionaire Bill Conway, has issued its first public bonds to...

  18. June 10, 2014

    Merkel issues veiled warning to Cameron over top EU job

    Angela Merkel on Tuesday told David Cameron to stop making “threats” over the allocation of top jobs in Brussels, as...

  19. June 6, 2014

    Western focus turns to homegrown jihadis as terror threat grows

    Western intelligence agencies have handed Turkish authorities the names of nearly 5,000 people they fear are attempting to...

  20. Business Blog

    June 4, 2014

    Chief executives - taller and cleverer

    Chief executives are paid more because they are smarter, psychologically robust and taller than the general population. So...

  21. June 4, 2014

    Realist Carl Bildt helps Sweden punch above its weight

    Not many European countries punch above their weight in foreign affairs like Sweden does. Much of this is down to Carl...

  22. June 3, 2014

    ECB poised to follow Nordic lights on negative rates

    Since the summer of 2012, Copenhagen has seen an invasion of central bankers from all over the world. They did not come to...

  23. Money Supply

    May 30, 2014

    Capital in the 21st Century - a response

    Professor Thomas Piketty has given a more detailed response to the Financial Times articles and blogs on his wealth...

  24. Money Supply

    May 28, 2014

    Follow up on problems in 'Capital in the 21st Century'

    Ever since the Financial Times wrote articles pointing to data problems in Professor Thomas Piketty’s best-selling book,...

  25. May 25, 2014

    Toscafund takes £30m stake in Swedish debt purchaser

    The London-based hedge fund Toscafund has taken a £30m stake in a Swedish company that recovers distressed consumer loans as...

  26. Money Supply

    May 23, 2014

    Data problems with Capital in the 21st Century

    Professor Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the 21st Century has data on wealth inequality at its core. His data collection has...

  27. May 19, 2014

    Streaming music services saved the radio star

    At first glance, the recent annual report from the IFPI, the music trade body, made for grim reading. Global music sales...

  28. May 16, 2014

    Pfizer seeks breast cancer drug approval

    Pfizer is to file for regulatory approval for an important new breast cancer drug in the third quarter, the US drugmaker...

  29. 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...

  30. May 15, 2014

    Swedish leader speaks out against Pfizer approach for AstraZeneca

    Sweden’s likely next prime minister joined in criticism of Pfizer’s £63bn takeover approach to AstraZeneca, dismissing the...

  31. May 14, 2014

    France and Sweden close to victory over EU lorry designs

    France and Sweden are close to winning a battle to delay by 10 years EU legislation that could make lorry designs safer and...

  32. May 11, 2014

    Pfizer bid for AstraZeneca revives painful memories for Sweden

    After a slow start, public figures in Sweden – the other home market for AstraZeneca besides the UK – are starting to speak...

  33. May 11, 2014

    Swedish research bodies ‘worried’ over Pfizer bid for AstraZeneca

    The two leading research bodies in Sweden have spoken out against Pfizer’s $110bn bid for AstraZeneca, criticising mergers...

  34. May 7, 2014

    Riksbank raises concern on household debt

    Sweden’s central bank sounded the alarm on the Nordic country’s huge household debt burden amid an acrimonious debate on...

  35. May 6, 2014

    Sweden offers cautionary tale to UK over potential Pfizer deal

    Pfizer’s bid for AstraZeneca has so far drawn the most scrutiny in the UK. But the company’s other home market – Sweden –...

  36. May 6, 2014

    Swedish minister warns over Pfizer’s plans for AstraZeneca

    The politics of pharma Sweden’s finance minister has raised new questions over Pfizer’s commitment to keeping science jobs...

  37. May 4, 2014

    Transition fears as Ikea founder packs it in

    Ingvar Kamprad has stepped down from all formal roles at Ikea, leaving the Swedish flat-pack furniture empire without its...

  38. FT Alphaville

    May 1, 2014

    Safe as houses, and perfectly priced

    Some expansive credit-related thoughts arrive from Alberto Gallo at RBS, for a quiet May Day when Europe’s capitalists take...

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