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      Briton who moved to Sweden for love and founded a media company

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    1. 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...

    2. FT Alphaville

      January 29, 2015

      Further reading

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

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. December 14, 2014

      Scandinavians warn Russia after air near-miss

      Russia’s ambassadors to Denmark and Sweden have been summoned to hear complaints that lives were endangered in a near-miss...

    25. FT Photo Diary

      December 12, 2014

      Going downhill

      Austria’s Eva-Maria Brem during the second run of the women’s World Cup giant slalom in Are, Sweden on Friday. Brem ended up...

    26. December 11, 2014

      Daimler brings Källenius on board

      Daimler has announced the appointment to its board of Ola Källenius, sales chief at Mercedes-Benz, in a further injection of...

    27. December 10, 2014

      Mahindra poised to seal deal for remnants of Saab car group

      Indian billionaire Anand Mahindra is close to sealing a long anticipated deal to buy the remnants of collapsed Swedish car...

    28. FT Alphaville

      December 8, 2014

      Sweden's Riksbank responds to the critics

      Back in April, Paul Krugman wrote that Swedish post-crisis central banking has been “sadomonetarism in action.” (They had...

    29. December 7, 2014

      Rightwing populists in Europe make mischief

      As a result of the disruptive parliamentary tactics of an anti-immigrant, rightwing populist party, Sweden will go to the...

    30. December 4, 2014

      Sweden’s political instability is a warning to the rest of Europe

      Sweden has long been an exemplar for other European countries on policy matters, whether its famed social model or how to...

    31. December 3, 2014

      Germany to redouble efforts to meet 2020 emission targets

      Germany unveiled plans on Wednesday to redouble efforts to meet its 2020 carbon dioxide emissions cut pledge with measures...

    32. December 3, 2014

      March elections called in Sweden as government collapses

      Sweden will hold fresh elections in March following the collapse of itscentre-left government after two months in power. A...

    33. December 2, 2014

      Ellison opts to defend America’s Cup in Bermuda

      The defence of sailing’s America’s Cup, currently held by Larry Ellison, co-founder of Oracle, will take place off Bermuda,...

    34. December 2, 2014

      Sweden faces political crisis as rightwing party flexes muscles

      Sweden was plunged into its deepest political crisis in decades after a populist, rightwing party said it would vote against...

    35. FT Alphaville

      November 27, 2014

      Welfare spending across the OECD

      The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development has a new report out summarising data from its “social expenditure...

    36. November 26, 2014

      Cheap energy is the new cheap labour

      The price of oil keeps on falling; the shale gas boom has reduced the price of natural gas in the US to a third of that in...

    37. November 25, 2014

      The growing absurdity of German energy policy

      At a time of mounting concern about climate change, governments are under pressure to introduce renewable sources of energy...

    38. November 25, 2014

      Swedes ‘truly afraid’ after submarine hunt, says foreign minister

      Swedes are “truly afraid” of what is happening in their neighbourhood after a foreign submarine entered waters outside...

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