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Phone 'contracts' cut by Sweden's Tele2
Photo: TT

Phone 'contracts' cut by Sweden's Tele2

One of Sweden's biggest mobile companies is scrapping long term call and data contracts for customers as part of what it says is the biggest change in the Swedish telecoms industry for 20 years. READ  

Business
Half of young Swedes are in temporary jobs
Bar and restaurant staff often have temporary contracts. Photo: TT

Half of young Swedes are in temporary jobs

Under 25s in Sweden are increasingly being given fixed term contracts rather than permanent roles, according to new figures seen by Sweden's Trade Union Confederation, LO. READ  

Business
Staff numbers to spiral at Sweden's Spotify
Spotify is the world's largest online music streaming service. Photo: TT

Staff numbers to spiral at Sweden's Spotify

Spotify plans to boost its staff numbers by a third, its co-founder and chief executive said on Tuesday, amid increasing competition from other technology companies. READ  

Swedish start-ups
Hunger Games success suits Swedish company
Donald Sutherland wears Swedish suits in The Hunger Games. Photo: Matt Sayles/TT

Hunger Games success suits Swedish company

A Swedish suit company says its sales have increased fivefold since it revealed it had made some of the costumes featured in the blockbuster Hunger Games movies starring Jennifer Lawrence. READ  

Business & Money
Doubts arise over Ikea Stockholm project
The Slakthuser area of Stockholm. Photo: TT

Doubts arise over Ikea Stockholm project

Doubts have been raised over plans for the establishment of an urban Ikea in a semi-industrial neighbourhood just south of central Stockholm after a report that the new centre-left coalition are against the plans. READ  

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Six ways to boost your career in Skåne
The Helsingborg Festival in Norra Hamnen, Skåne. Photo: Tannus Photography

Six ways to boost your career in Skåne

Skåne boasts unique history and diversity, and a spirit of innovation that makes for an exciting array of career opportunities. Six international locals offer up the secrets to a successful career in Sweden’s far south. READ  

Business and Money
Supermarket chain Ica to buy Apotek pharmacies
Ica is set to buy Apotek Hjärtat in Sweden. Photo: TT

Supermarket chain Ica to buy Apotek pharmacies

Swedish grocery store chain Ica is buying pharmacy group Apotek Hjärtat, in a 5.7 billion kronor ($770 million) deal. READ  

Technology
Sweden's Spotify CEO defends streaming costs
Spotify's CEO Daniel Ek. Photo: TT

Sweden's Spotify CEO defends streaming costs

Spotify's CEO Daniel Ek has responded to US star Taylor Swift's decision to remove her albums from the streaming site as complaints continue that the service is not generating enough money for artists. READ  

Finance
Price hike for new mortgages in Sweden
New homeowners face rising costs in Sweden. Photo: Stefan Holm

Price hike for new mortgages in Sweden

If you're planning to get on the property ladder in Sweden, beware that mortgages are about to get more expensive. READ  

National
One in four Swedes plan Christmas cutback
Photo: TT

One in four Swedes plan Christmas cutback

One in four Swedes hope to cut back on Christmas expenses, according to a new survey, while retail trade groups expect another record year for Yuletide consumption. READ  

Presented by East Sweden
Vecka45: Sweden's most innovative week
Some scenes from the 2014 edition of Vecka45. Photos: East Sweden

Vecka45: Sweden's most innovative week

A one-of-a-kind innovation event dubbed Vecka 45 (Week45) has made this week stand out in the Swedish calendar. The Local takes you behind the scenes to find out what makes East Sweden such a hotbed of entrepreneurial success. READ  

National
Banking terror funding inquiry starts in Sweden
Sweden’s financial watchdog, Finansinspektionen is investigating terror funding. Photo: TT

Banking terror funding inquiry starts in Sweden

Sweden’s financial watchdog, Finansinspektionen (FI) has launched its largest ever inquiry into terrorism funding in Sweden and how well the country’s banks have been attempting to stop it. READ  

Opinion
Why Sweden should fear going cashless
Former Swedish Police Chief Björn Eriksson wants to keep using cash. Photo: Private

Why Sweden should fear going cashless

Our report on Sweden becoming a near-cashless society went viral last month. But former Sweden Police Chief and Interpol President Björn Eriksson says there are reasons to be cautious about the concept. READ  

Business & Money
One in four Swedes work at growing companies
Recruitment at Swedish manufacturing firms is growing. Photo: Shutterstock

One in four Swedes work at growing companies

Recruitment remains strong at Swedish companies as Human Resources managers report plans for a jump in the number of new hires, especially in the manufacturing sector. READ  

IT firms follow Facebook to Sweden's icy north
An ice sculpture outside of Facebook's data centre in Luleå. Photo: Facebook.

IT firms follow Facebook to Sweden's icy north

A slew of global IT firms are planning to follow Facebook's build data centres around chilly Luleå in Sweden's far north while local politicians warn that high electricity taxes threaten the development. READ  

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