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    1. April 23, 2015

      Ericsson: staying grounded

      The slick features on your smartphone are useless without the infrastructure that shoots data through the air. Network...

    2. April 22, 2015

      Studies strengthen insecticide link to bee population decline

      Two studies have added powerful scientific evidence to the view that agricultural pesticides are contributing to a decline...

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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...
    2. Golf

      What on earth possesses 24 golfers, who in any other tournament would carry themselves...
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    1. April 22, 2015

      Volvo: passing lane

      It must be galling for truck drivers, driving deliberately to protect their cargoes and themselves, when smaller vehicles...

    2. April 22, 2015

      Volvo names Martin Lundstedt from rival Scania as chief executive

      Volvo Group has ousted its chief executive and replaced him with the boss of rival Scania as the truckmaker looked for...

    3. April 13, 2015

      Nordic dilemma over how much to include the populist parties

      Populist parties have shaken the political elite across Europe. But as groups such as the Finns, France’s National Front or...

    4. FT Alphaville

      April 10, 2015

      European stocks and not-so-record highs

      European stocks as measured by the Stoxx 600 index finally passed their March 2000 high this week. As measured by the FTSE...

    5. April 10, 2015

      Nordic countries to boost defence co-operation

      The five Nordic countries are to step up their defence co-operation as a direct response to the Russian military threat in...

    6. April 9, 2015

      Force Majeure — film review

      Ruben Östlund’s Force Majeure is a hideously enjoyable dark comedy from Sweden. We shouldn’t relish others’ misery this...

    7. Gavyn Davies

      April 5, 2015

      Global growth report card: world slowdown causes concern

      Last month, the global report card concluded that world economic activity was expanding at a roughly constant growth rate,...

    8. April 3, 2015

      Affordability is key to UK’s policy on shared parental leave

      Britain’s shared parental leave policy begins on Sunday with high hopes in the government it will have a significant effect...

    9. March 31, 2015

      Stockholm: the unicorn factory

      On a dark, snowy night in Stockholm, a mural showing the Taj Mahal is lit up in the conference room at the offices of...

    10. March 30, 2015

      Volvo to build new $500m US factory

      Swedish carmaker Volvo is to invest $500m to build a new factory in the US as it seeks to double its sales in the world’s...

    11. March 30, 2015

      Sweden’s ethical foreign policy runs into Saudi sands

      It is a rare diplomatic feat to offend both Israel and Saudi Arabia. Throw in the United Arab Emirates and Sweden’s...

    12. March 27, 2015

      Avoid losses in race to the bottom

      There is a race to the bottom in currency markets. Just when many thought interest rates could go no lower, they do just...

    13. March 23, 2015

      Student loans drive up debt while investment languishes

      A rise in student debt will cause unsecured borrowing in the UK to hit a record high in 2015, while investment in research...

    14. March 22, 2015

      Sweden begins crackdown on closet trackers

      The Swedish government has begun an investigation into funds that charge high fees for active management when they simply...

    15. March 20, 2015

      Handelsbanken is intent on getting banking back to the future

      It was just before Christmas last year and if the stress of moving house was not enough for Alan Knight, a corporate...

    16. FT Data

      March 19, 2015

      Datawatch: Views on gender equality across Europe

      Attitudes on equality between the sexes differ starkly across Europe. In Sweden almost everyone agrees that gender equality...

    17. March 18, 2015

      Sweden’s central bank cuts rates deeper into negative territory

      Sweden’s Riksbank cut its main policy rate deeper into negative territory as the central bank underlined its desire to...

    18. March 17, 2015

      UK’s Acro founder is evangelist for no-recline aircraft seats

      On a recent Norwegian Air Shuttle flight back to the UK from a business trip in Sweden, Chris Brady gave the back of his...

    19. March 13, 2015

      The Life of a Song: ‘Guantanamera’

      This week’s song has undergone quite a journey: from a 19th-century Cuban national hero to a 21st-century recycling campaign...

    20. March 13, 2015

      Swedish prosecutors offer to question Assange in London

      Swedish prosecutors have made a big concession in their investigation of Julian Assange, offering to question the WikiLeaks...

    21. March 12, 2015

      Sweden sends troops to Baltic island amid Russia tensions

      Sweden will put troops back on the strategic Baltic Sea island of Gotland after a decade-long absence as increased...

    22. FT Photo Diary

      March 12, 2015

      Formula One portraits

      Formula One drivers for the 2015 season are pictured in this combination photo at Melbourne’s Albert Park Track, Australia....

    23. FT Alphaville

      March 12, 2015

      The mystery of the missing money, part 2

      In our previous post, we were inspired by a fascinating note from Deutsche Bank to look into the peculiar behaviour of the...

    24. FT Alphaville

      March 12, 2015

      The mystery of the missing money, part 1

      Those with the patience to pore over balance of payments data occasionally get rewarded with surprising nuggets of insight....

    25. March 11, 2015

      Ericsson to cut 2,200 jobs in Sweden

      Ericsson will cut 2,200 jobs in Sweden as part of an attempt to slash SKr9bn in annual costs by 2017. The bulk of the cuts...

    26. March 11, 2015

      Cairn’s troubles reveal risk of tackling India’s tax authorities

      The risks of grappling with India’s revenue authorities were made abundantly clear on Wednesday, as Cairn Energy’s shares...

    27. March 10, 2015

      Sweden cancels military deal after Saudi human rights snub

      Sweden is cancelling a controversial military deal with Saudi Arabia a day after an unusually frank diplomatic bust-up...

    28. March 9, 2015

      Saudi Arabia blocks Sweden minister’s speech to Arab League

      Saudi Arabia abruptly blocked plans for Sweden’s foreign minister to address the Arab League amid twin rows over a...

    29. March 9, 2015

      Free Lunch: Sub zero and peak cash

      The ever-falling lower bound We were told for a long time that negative interest rates were impossible, that central banks...

    30. March 8, 2015

      Sweden’s biggest bank accused of ‘mafia’ tactics

      Swedbank Robur, the asset management arm of Sweden’s largest bank, has been accused of bullying its own clients in an...

    31. March 5, 2015

      Investors in two minds over QE in Europe

      If the Federal Reserve had applied the same rules to its quantitative easing programme as the European Central Bank has for...

    32. March 4, 2015

      Norwegian Air Shuttle grounded by pilot strike

      Norwegian Air Shuttle is facing one of its biggest crises after a strike by pilots grounded all of its domestic flights in...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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,...

    37. 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....

    38. 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...

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