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Electrolux profit soars after cost-cutting efforts
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Electrolux profit soars after cost-cutting efforts

Swedish electrical appliance maker Electrolux reported its third-quarter net profit soared 42 percent to 933 million kronor ($130 million) thanks to a cost-cutting programme started at the end of last year. READ  

Business & Money
TeliaSonera sees profits tumble
Telia Head Johan Dennelind. Photo: TT

TeliaSonera sees profits tumble

Swedish-Finnish telecom operator TeliaSonera has announced falling third quarter profits, citing fierce competition for corporate clients but held its outlook for 2014. READ  

National
Thieves empty Swedish celebrities' accounts
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Thieves empty Swedish celebrities' accounts

UPDATED: Celebrities and business leaders have fallen victim to a multi-million kronor scam, with fraudsters stealing their identities and emptying their bank accounts. READ  

New coalition
Coalition budget plans 'a mistake' says watchdog
Sweden's economy is growing slowly. Photo: Shutterstock

Coalition budget plans 'a mistake' says watchdog

The new coalition's economic and budgetary plans are 'ill advised', according to the agency that offers independent financial advice to the government. READ  

International
Swedish energy giant reveals reward wish
Vattenfall is based in Stockholm. Photo: TT

Swedish energy giant reveals reward wish

UPDATED: Sweden's state-owned energy company Vattenfall says it wants 43 billion kronor in compensation from Germany, after nuclear power provided by the firm was phased out by Angela Merkel's government. READ  

Business
Huge Arctic oil discovery by Swedish company
One of Lundin's existing oil rigs. Photo: TT

Huge Arctic oil discovery by Swedish company

Swedish oil and gas company Lundin Petroleum has announced a "significant" oil discovery off the coast of Norway, which could be one of biggest finds in Scandinavia in more than a decade. READ  

National
Bank robbers on the run in Stockholm
Östermalmstorg in central Stockholm is sealed off. Photo: TT

Bank robbers on the run in Stockholm

UPDATED: Two banks and a currency exchange have been robbed in central Stockholm and police are investigating a bomb threat in the area. READ  

New coalition
Sweden has 'large hole' in finances
Sweden's economy is growing slowly. Photo: Shutterstock

Sweden has 'large hole' in finances

Sweden's new Social Democrat-led government has lowered the country's growth forecast, blaming sweeping tax breaks by the outgoing conservative coalition for a "large hole" in finances. READ  

Business & Money
Sweden close to being a cashless society
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Sweden close to being a cashless society

Four out of five purchases in Sweden are made electronically or by debit card. With the development of cheaper technology, the country is moving towards a cash free society, according to a new report. READ  

Business & Money
Hot Swedish summer boosts tourist numbers
The Stockholm skyline. Photo: Ola Ericson/Image Bank Sweden

Hot Swedish summer boosts tourist numbers

Sweden's balmy summer in 2014 boosted tourist numbers with more people spending their holidays in the country than ever before, according to official figures. READ  

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Introducing... Finding a job in Stockholm
Sergels torg in downtown metropolitan Stockholm. Photo: Shutterstock

Introducing... Finding a job in Stockholm

So you've arrived in Stockholm, ready to take that next step (or maybe the first step) toward a Swedish career. But where to start? Have no fear, there are plenty of places to turn to kickstart your Swedish job search. READ  

National
Unemployment dip in Sweden
Fewer women are unemployed in Sweden than a year ago. Photo: Shutterstock

Unemployment dip in Sweden

Sweden saw a small drop in the number of people registered as unemployed in September, with more women returning to the workforce. READ  

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Ten Skåne start-ups to watch in 2015
Media Evolution is an influential media cluster in Malmö, home to many startups and a meeting place for entrepreneurs. Photo: Sebastian Borg

Ten Skåne start-ups to watch in 2015

Skåne, the southernmost region of Sweden, is bursting with brainwaves and is quickly becoming a hub for international innovation. Here are ten start-ups ready to change the world. READ  

Opinion
Why high-earners should not pay more tax
High earners in Sweden will have less cash in future. Photo: Shutterstock

Why high-earners should not pay more tax

This week, Sweden's new coalition agreed to raise taxes for people earning more than 50,000 kronor ($6,914) a month. But the decision could damage the country's global reputation, writes Robert Biojie from trade union confederation Saco. READ  

Business
Sweden's Ica to sell Norway stores
An Ica store in Stockholm. Photo: ICA

Sweden's Ica to sell Norway stores

Supermarket chain Ica has announced it is selling its Norwegian operations to Coop Norway. READ  

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