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    Q&A with author Karl Ove Knausgaard

    Karl Ove Knausgaard was born in 1968 in Oslo. He studied arts and literature at the University of Bergen and his 1998 debut...

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    Scandinavian talent is among best in golf

    For a region where golf is only playable half the year, Scandinavia excels at the sport. Its golfers have long been...

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  1. 16 hours ago

    The couple behind Swedish design studio Färg & Blanche

    There’s an odd proverb in Sweden about pots having ears. Another, meanwhile, explains ethics through gooseberries. But a...

  2. September 18, 2014

    Kiwi dollar is victim of fundamentals

    Last weekend it was Sweden. This time it’s New Zealand. The Land of the Long White Cloud faces an uncertain outcome from its...

  3. September 16, 2014

    European democracy must keep rightwing populism at bay

    In Europe it is hard to find two more solid democracies and flourishing economies than Sweden and Germany. Yet the strong...

  4. September 15, 2014

    After Reinfeldt, Sweden moves into uncertainty

    Fredrik Reinfeldt’s defeat in Sweden’s general election is scant reward for his success over the past eight years. The...

  5. September 15, 2014

    Swedish businesses grapple with uncertainty after elections

    Swedish businesses accustomed to the Nordic country’s famously sensible and dependable politics are facing an unfamiliar...

  6. September 15, 2014

    Scotland debate stirs mix of fears and hopes in Nordic region

    The Nordic countries have been under the spotlight for much of the Scottish independence campaign as nationalists from Alex...

  7. September 14, 2014

    Sweden’s Social Democrats look to lead government

    Sweden woke up on Monday to an unusual bout of political uncertainty after the centre-left opposition won its first election...

  8. September 14, 2014

    Swedish AP pension revamp has first casualty

    Sweden’s five AP funds, set up to meet potential shortfalls within the state pension system, have suffered their first...

  9. September 11, 2014

    Malmo migrants highlight Sweden’s election challenge

    On their way to Friday prayers in Malmö, hundreds of Muslims cross perhaps the biggest faultline in Swedish politics. On one...

  10. September 10, 2014

    Microsoft in talks to buy Minecraft maker for more than $2bn

    Microsoft is in talks to buy Mojang, the Swedish company behind retro gaming sensation Minecraft, for more than $2bn,...

  11. September 9, 2014

    Sweden braced for rare plunge into political uncertainty

    Chaos is not a word readily associated with Sweden. The Nordic country is at or near the top of rankings for happiness,...

  12. September 5, 2014

    Eniro shares slide in wake of accounting irregularities

    Shares in Eniro, publisher of the Yellow Pages in the Nordic region, fell almost 29 per cent on Friday, after an internal...

  13. September 2, 2014

    Reinfeldt aims for unprecedented third term as Swedish PM

    Fredrik Reinfeldt is casting himself as an experienced statesman in turbulent times and touting his management of Sweden’s...

  14. August 31, 2014

    Minister creates Nordic noir for AP funds

    Although sustainability issues may be close to Peter Norman’s heart, the likelihood is that Sweden’s 56-year-old financial...

  15. August 27, 2014

    Sweden and Finland Nato accords set to boost defences

    Nato will soon be able to deploy its forces in Sweden and Finland under agreements signed by the governments of the two...

  16. August 27, 2014

    Free schools: Lessons in store

    In the Nacka shopping district in southern Stockholm is a mall filled only with high schools. The glass and steel...

  17. August 27, 2014

    Swedish-run UK school seeks to improve performance

    Unusually for a headteacher in England, Alison Tilbrook displays a Swedish flag in her office and reports three times a week...

  18. August 25, 2014

    Grand Hotel, Stockholm

    Where: Södra Blasieholmshamnen 8 WiFi: Yes Plug sockets: Yes Espresso: SKr58 ($8.40) Open: Cadier Bar Mon-Fri 7am-2am; Sat...

  19. August 21, 2014

    Election hopeful Stefan Löfven aims to return Sweden to the left

    Sweden’s likely next prime minister has never been a member of parliament, let alone a minister. Instead, Stefan Löfven has...

  20. August 15, 2014

    The Fast Lane: a Swedish road trip

    The summer vacation schedule took an unexpected turn last week when the eastbound flight out of Heathrow veered north rather...

  21. August 11, 2014

    Election exposes deep divisions in Sweden

    The favourites to win next month’s general election in Sweden are planning to reverse course on the current government’s...

  22. August 6, 2014

    World will have 13 ‘super-aged’ nations by 2020

    The world will have 13 “super-aged” societies by 2020, up from just three today, according to a report that warns of ageing...

  23. August 4, 2014

    AstraZeneca chairman Leif Johansson defends Pfizer rebuff

    Leif Johansson wants to set something straight: he does not want to be prime minister of Sweden. This was just one of the...

  24. July 25, 2014

    Tax windfall of billions for European funds

    Investors in equity funds holding European shares are set to receive a major tax windfall of billions of pounds over the...

  25. Brussels Blog

    July 23, 2014

    The EU's confusing course on Russian sanctions

    Sweden's Carl Bildt, centre, and Lithuania's Linas Linkevicius, left, urged an arms embargo Trying to keep track of what the...

  26. FT Alphaville

    July 23, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: Asia-Pacific equities climbed to fresh six-year highs as investors continued to place geopolitical concerns on the...

  27. July 22, 2014

    Scandinavia crosses frontier to connect remote areas to broadband

    In the world’s most northerly permanent settlement, many things are different. Notices with the warning “Polar bear danger:...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. 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...

  33. 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...

  34. 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...

  35. 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...

  36. 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...

  37. 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...

  38. 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...

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