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    1. February 26, 2015

      China becomes Volvo’s biggest market

      Volvo has offered further evidence of its renaissance under Chinese ownership, posting a healthy rise in earnings that it...

    2. The World

      February 26, 2015

      Greece: in search of the perfect job market

      The stable of fictitious beasts from Greek mythology acquired a new inmate this week, unveiled in the letter from the Syriza...

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    1. The Business of Whisky

      For an industry that has enjoyed years of heady growth, the news that exports of Scotc...
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      What on earth possesses 24 golfers, who in any other tournament would carry themselves...
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    1. February 22, 2015

      Government probe surprised Swedish fund body

      Sweden’s fund management trade body says it has been kept in the dark about government plans to launch a probe into...

    2. FT Photo Diary

      February 20, 2015

      Judging windows

      Judges of the normal hill ski jumping competition look out of windows at the Nordic Skiing World Championships in Falun,...

    3. February 20, 2015

      Pension funds driven to take higher risks

      Rock-bottom interest rates have brought relief to mortgage holders, debt-laden governments and businesses across Europe....

    4. FT Alphaville

      February 17, 2015

      How will the oil crash affect Norway?

      The shift to an oil-driven economy with a high wage capacity has been a comfortable journey. The journey forward, where the...

    5. 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...

    6. February 15, 2015

      Sweden pledges to investigate closet trackers

      The Swedish government is to become the first in Europe to formally investigate closet-tracking funds that charge high fees...

    7. February 12, 2015

      Sweden’s Riksbank takes leap into unknown with rates cut

      In global currency wars, one of the smaller players has just fired a very big weapon. Sweden’s Riksbank on Thursday became...

    8. February 12, 2015

      Riksbank cuts Sweden’s rates to negative

      Sweden’s Riksbank has cut its main interest rate into negative territory and launched quantitative easing as the central...

    9. February 10, 2015

      Swedish private jet scandal claims SCA chief’s scalp

      Sweden’s private jet scandal claimed another victim as the chief executive of SCA, the forestry group at the centre of the...

    10. February 10, 2015

      Vinterfest, Dalarna, Sweden — review

      The Vinterfest, in its last year with Martin Fröst as artistic director, took a step towards the adventurous. The...

    11. February 5, 2015

      Investors snap up rare Swedish bond issue

      Sweden has received orders of more than €3.5bn for a new issue of five-year debt that pays investors just 0.08 per cent a...

    12. February 4, 2015

      Finland sells 5-year bond at negative yield

      Finland on Wednesday became the first eurozone country to sell five-year government debt at a negative yield, meaning...

    13. February 4, 2015

      News apps bring readers the next generation paywall

      The music industry has Spotify. The television industry has Netflix. Now the news industry is spawning start-ups that are...

    14. 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 establishment...

    15. January 30, 2015

      Rap artist Jay-Z bids for Nordic music streaming service Wimp

      Jay-Z is following the lucrative trail blazed by rival hip-hop star Dr Dre by buying a music-streaming service that is a...

    16. January 29, 2015

      EU reforms to break up big banks at risk

      Reforms to break up Europe’s big banks are on course to be weakened by pressure from France and Britain for maximum national...

    17. FT Alphaville

      January 29, 2015

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Thursday, - Thinking about the new Greek crisis. - There “should be no significant increase in unemployment...

    18. January 28, 2015

      Sweden’s Wallenberg family shake up Investor

      Sweden’s Wallenberg family is shaking up the management and structure of its main investment vehicle, only days after its...

    19. January 28, 2015

      H&M more cautious than Ikea on European consumers

      Two of Europe’s top retailers offered conflicting views on the strength of the continent’s consumer recovery. Peter...

    20. FT Alphaville

      January 27, 2015

      Bank of Canada rate cut necessary as pre-emptive strike

      In this guest post, Alex Bellefleur, global macro strategist at Pavilion Global Markets, writes that the Bank of Canada was...

    21. January 23, 2015

      Week in Review, January 24

      A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. Retail forex brokers buckle under Swiss...

    22. January 22, 2015

      Private jet scandal gives Swedish giant rough ride

      The staid world of Swedish business was shaken on Thursday when a scandal over the use of private jets triggered one of the...

    23. January 20, 2015

      Handelsbanken’s Pär Boman carves his own path

      Pär Boman is not a banker like others. Given a chance to bemoan regulation, he refrains. Equally, he does not give in to...

    24. January 19, 2015

      Peter Wallenberg, Swedish industrialist, 1926-2015

      Peter Wallenberg, the Swedish industrialist who has died aged 88, was long at the helm of one of Europe’s most powerful...

    25. January 19, 2015

      The Cuckoo’s Nest, Gothenburg

      Where Gothenburg, Sweden WiFi Yes Plug sockets Yes Price of an espresso $4 Open 6.30 — late Privacy 2/5 The former docklands...

    26. January 14, 2015

      Sweden defends inflation strategy as prices tumble

      Sweden’s central bank governor is no stranger to controversy. The decision by Stefan Ingves and his colleagues to raise...

    27. January 11, 2015

      Cosmopolitan to launch online-only editions in Europe and Africa

      Fifty years after Helen Gurley Brown remade Cosmopolitan as the manual for “fun, fearless females”, the magazine is...

    28. January 6, 2015

      European democracy cannot be clubby world of familiar faces

      What to do about the insurgence of unfamiliar faces on Europe’s political scene? Anticipating a victory for the leftwing...

    29. 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 Nordic...

    30. December 29, 2014

      A year in a word: Populism

      Populism noun — political ideology that claims to speak for the common people; a brand of politics hostile to elites and...

    31. December 28, 2014

      Swedish parties unite to isolate populists

      Sweden’s establishment parties united over the weekend in an attempt to further isolate and weaken the influence of the...

    32. December 27, 2014

      Sweden’s prime minister cancels snap elections

      Sweden’s prime minister has cancelled snap elections set for March, after striking a cross party deal to avert the threat...

    33. December 23, 2014

      Skating on thick ice

      “If you don’t come off the track you’re not trying hard enough. We want you to spin off.” That is not an exhortation heard...

    34. December 22, 2014

      Sweden’s shoppers flock to discount metropolis Ullared

      Über-chic design, a minimalist aesthetic and an obsession with form over function. Think you know everything about 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. December 16, 2014

      Sweden moves from devoted whisky consumer to skilled producer

      Scotch in Sweden has been radically rebranded. Gone are the traditional grouse and stag’s antlers, and all that remains is...

    37. December 16, 2014

      Geely falls 19% after warning earnings will halve

      Shares in Geely fell by a fifth after the Chinese carmaker warned that its earnings will halve this year, blaming the...

    38. December 15, 2014

      BGC to buy UK interdealer broker RP Martin

      BGC Partners, the US interdealer broker, is to extend its aggressive expansion with the purchase of the main assets of UK...

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