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    1. October 21, 2014

      Sweden vows to increase defence spending amid hunt for submarine

      Sweden’s prime minister pledged to increase defence spending in response to rising regional tensions after Russia’s invasion...

    2. October 20, 2014

      Baltic security: Tensions on the frontier

      Jarring reminders of the past are almost a weekly occurrence in the Baltic sea region these days. Last weekend, the Swedish...

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    1. October 20, 2014

      Sweden closes airspace as submarine hunt intensifies

      Sweden closed off airspace above part of the Stockholm archipelago as its hunt for a foreign submarine – presumed to be...

    2. October 14, 2014

      Sweden slides further into deflation

      Sweden experienced its 16th month of deflation in the past two years in September, raising the prospect of another interest...

    3. October 10, 2014

      Why home buyers in Stockholm have to move quickly

      With unspoilt nature at its door, excellent education and a thriving cultural scene – not to mention new bar and restaurant...

    4. October 7, 2014

      IMF sees risk of new eurozone recession

      The outlook for the global economy has darkened, the International Monetary Fund warned on Tuesday, as it estimated there is...

    5. October 6, 2014

      Scandinavia: Cool designs, hot property

      On the roof of Gothenburg’s newest hotel, two hives of bees are busy processing the nectar from the late summer flowers 25...

    6. October 3, 2014

      Sweden’s new PM hails first ‘feminist government’

      The leftwing moderates who have ruled Sweden for much of the past 80 years return to office on Friday after an eight-year...

    7. September 30, 2014

      Local authorities turn to capital markets

      Public sector debt is piling ever higher, driven by the lure of low borrowing costs and strong investor demand. Borrowers...

    8. September 29, 2014

      Time to shake up housing finance

      The long-term downwards trend in the share and strength of labour in national income has been depressing both demand and...

    9. September 28, 2014

      eBay founder backs venture fund to fight extreme poverty

      A charitable foundation set up by Pierre Omidyar, the eBay founder, has teamed up with four governments to establish a $200m...

    10. September 25, 2014

      Number of ‘very old’ Britons passes half a million

      The number of centenarians in Britain has more than quadrupled in the past three decades to almost 14,000, a relatively...

    11. September 22, 2014

      The strange revival of nationalism in global politics

      In 1990 Kenichi Ohmae, a management consultant, published a book called The Borderless World, whose title captured the...

    12. September 19, 2014

      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...

    13. September 19, 2014

      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...

    14. September 19, 2014

      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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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,...

    24. 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,...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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