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    1. 15 hours ago

      Free Lunch: The dream of selling low and buying high

      Short-circuited yearnings for devaluation At the Wonkblog, Matt O'Brien has compared Sweden and Finland and observed...

    2. August 2, 2015

      Scandinavian housing bubbles spark financial stability fears

      Fears of housing bubbles in the three Scandinavian capitals are rising, fuelled by unprecedented negative and record...

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    1. FT Data

      July 27, 2015

      Finland suffers from Russian links

      Finland’s economy has been contracting uninterruptedly since the start of 2012, excluding a brief mild expansion in the...

    2. July 23, 2015

      Do not fight free trade — it makes countries richer

      In the middle of the 19th century Johan Gripenstedt realised something that his countrymen, like other Europeans, are...

    3. July 21, 2015

      Handelsbanken reports its best quarterly profit

      Handelsbanken, the Swedish bank, reported the best quarterly results in its 143-year history despite the impact of...

    4. July 19, 2015

      Match racing fans anticipate changing shape of America’s Cup

      The foiling, wing-sailed catamarans of the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series race each other on Thursday using...

    5. July 12, 2015

      Smart tennis stars serve up brainpower to beat brawn

      By the time this appears I should be in a small town in Sweden celebrating the wedding of our friends Yoshi and Ulf....

    6. FT Alphaville

      July 8, 2015

      Rocket watch

      Keep an eye on Matt Earl’s blog, where he has a couple of posts up so far on Rocket Internet, the industrial scale...

    7. July 7, 2015

      Currency skirmishes become pitched battles

      The Riksbank’s decision last week to cut its policy interest rate by 10 basis points to minus 0.35 per cent was widely...

    8. July 3, 2015

      Swedish bank’s closet-tracking claim dismissed

      An influential Swedish government body has been accused of succumbing to lobbying pressure after dismissing a legal...

    9. July 3, 2015

      Ten and rising: the independent record label reviving Swedish pop music

      At the turn of the millennium, nobody would have begrudged Ola Håkansson his retirement. He had been an integral figure...

    10. July 2, 2015

      The Riksbank reveals a strengthening resolve

      Sweden’s economy is one that most others would envy, with a trade surplus of Germanic proportions, GDP growing at a...

    11. July 2, 2015

      Sweden takes interest rates deeper into negative territory

      Sweden’s central bank has taken its main policy rate deeper into negative and uncharted territory, citing growing...

    12. July 2, 2015

      Swedish krona hits 3-week euro low after rate cut

      Sweden’s currency fell to a three-week low against the euro on Wednesday after the country’s central bank unexpectedly...

    13. June 28, 2015

      Swedish investors attack governance record of Norway’s oil fund

      Norway’s oil fund has come under attack from several of Sweden’s largest investors over concerns that the world’s...

    14. June 28, 2015

      Sweden fights ‘the industry’s dirty little secret’

      Carl Rosén, chief executive of the Swedish Shareholders’ Association, has become the scourge of the country’s business...

    15. June 25, 2015

      Push for big data escalates as viewers tune out of traditional TV

      How many people watch TV shows? Is that number going up or down? For broadcasters, those are almost existential...

    16. June 19, 2015

      British Muslims urged to do more to resist extremism

      David Cameron will call on British Muslims to do more to stamp out radicalism in their own communities as the prime...

    17. June 18, 2015

      Norway cuts interest rates to record low

      Norway cut its main interest rate to a record low of 1 per cent, as fears over the impact of the low oil price trumped...

    18. June 17, 2015

      UK Listings Authority shares the blame for Bumi’s slow-mo car crash

      The Financial Conduct Authority has developed a Random Regulatory Jargon Generator that spews out gobbets of...

    19. June 15, 2015

      Central banks enter the unknown with sub-zero rates

      For years, central bankers have treated the fabled interest rate known as the “zero lower bound” as if it were a...

    20. June 12, 2015

      UK’s iron chancellor looks to Berlin

      Chancellors accused of stinginess usually fall back on history or international comparison for their defence. George...

    21. June 7, 2015

      Three Swedish banks accused of ‘closet tracking’

      Three of Sweden’s four largest banks have been accused of mis-selling funds to retail investors as the scrutiny on...

    22. June 5, 2015

      Meet the Wallenbergs

      One wears his protective helmet askew, like a rap star. All three jostle and bump into each other playfully as they...

    23. June 4, 2015

      Wallenberg scions warn of potential damage from Brexit

      One of Europe’s leading business families is warning that the UK leaving the EU would be more damaging than Greece...

    24. May 20, 2015

      Russia weighs on EU’s eastern ambitions

      The last time EU leaders met the six former Soviet countries in the bloc’s Eastern Partnership programme in Vilnius,...

    25. May 19, 2015

      HSBC to charge for holding deposits

      HSBC has become one of the biggest global banks to say it will begin charging clients on deposits in a basket of...

    26. May 17, 2015

      Train operators track European contracts as markets open up

      When a train used to reach a European border, the driver would have to get off, walk to the rear carriage and change...

    27. May 15, 2015

      Mumsnet tackles ‘motherhood penalty’ with jobs site

      Parenting website Mumsnet is to launch a job site focused on family-friendly roles in an attempt to tackle the...

    28. May 10, 2015

      Brussels to propose mandatory refugee quotas for EU states

      Brussels is planning to introduce mandatory national quotas for refugees in a radical overhaul of the EU’s immigration...

    29. May 7, 2015

      EU employment rises for first time since financial crisis

      The employment rate has risen in the EU for the first time since the financial crisis in a sign of the region’s...

    30. May 4, 2015

      OECD urges Sweden to reform schools system

      A review of Sweden’s troubled schools has called for sweeping changes in the Scandinavian country hitherto held up as a...

    31. FT Data

      May 4, 2015

      Three things we learned from making a China migration choropleth

      By Robin Kwong and Steve Bernard The flow of labour from countryside to city in China has powered three decades of...

    32. May 2, 2015

      Lithuania accuses Russia of disrupting work on Baltic power cable

      Lithuania has accused Russian warships of interfering with work on an undersea power cable linking it to Sweden that is...

    33. FT Alphaville

      May 1, 2015

      Sweden's inflation record is less interesting than you think

      Inflation indices that include interest payments are dangerous things, especially in countries where most debts have...

    34. April 29, 2015

      Corporate power without responsibility on the board

      This has not been a salutary week for European corporate governance. At Volkswagen in Germany and at Industrivärden in...

    35. April 29, 2015

      Nordic banks: hit return

      Nordic banks practise what they preach. Chastened by their own crisis in the nineties, they were better placed when the...

    36. April 29, 2015

      Riksbank expands QE to boost recovery

      Sweden’s central bank on Wednesday promised to expand its quantitative easing programme and hinted it could cut what is...

    37. April 28, 2015

      Industrivärden chairman calls jet boardroom coup a ‘power grab’

      The outgoing chairman of a Swedish investment house at the centre of a corporate-jet scandal has lashed out at the...

    38. April 28, 2015

      Finns drop warning charges after possible sub sighting off Helsinki

      Finland’s navy dropped warning charges during a hunt for a suspected submarine in a move likely to renew speculation...

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