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Swedish retail giant H&M enjoys soaring profits
H&M reports a leap in profits. Photo: AP Photo/Lynne Sladky

Swedish retail giant H&M enjoys soaring profits

Swedish fashion giant H&M reported an 11 percent boost in its profits in the second quarter of the year, on the back of a 20 percent jump in sales. READ  

Fresh bribery claims in Swedish jet scandal
A Jas 39 Gripen jet flies above Cape Town in South Africa. Photo: AP Photo/mbr/The Star

Fresh bribery claims in Swedish jet scandal

Swedish defence firm Saab paid around a billion kronor to shady middlemen as part of a controversial deal to sell fighter jets to South Africa, according to documents obtained by a Swedish tabloid. READ  

Electrolux boss denies plan to quit Sweden
Electrolux CEO Keith McLoughlin. Photo: Electrolux

Electrolux boss denies plan to quit Sweden

Swedish appliance giant Electrolux has denied a report that its American chief executive Keith McLoughlin is resigning to reunite with his family in the US. READ  

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French CEO: Stockholm needs more direct flights
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French CEO: Stockholm needs more direct flights

Sweden has been a magnet for foreign investment and people seeking a great work-life balance - but a lack of connectivity threatens to derail the trend. Isabelle Ducellier, Nordic CEO of French distiller Pernod Ricard - which owns Absolut vodka - tells The Local more. READ  

Fresh debate for cheaper EU calls from Sweden
Tourists using their mobile phones in Stockholm. Photo: Marcus Ericsson/TT

Fresh debate for cheaper EU calls from Sweden

Swedish politicians welcomed a debate on mobile charges on Tuesday, after the EU's top decisionmaker on the digital market announced that roaming fees could be ditched across the union by 2017. READ  

Ikea among dream firms for European students
An Ikea store in Stockholm. Photo: TT

Ikea among dream firms for European students

Business, IT and engineering students from Europe's twelve biggest economies have voted Swedish firms Ikea and Volvo as among the continent's most attractive employers, with both firms climbing the rankings since a similar survey last year. READ  

Spotify stake bought by Nordic mobile giant
Spotify's Stockholm office. Photo: TT

Spotify stake bought by Nordic mobile giant

Nordic telecom operator TeliaSonera has bought a 1.4 percent stake in music streamer Spotify, valuing the online music service at more than $8.2 billion. READ  

Dwarf-tossing puts Swedish firm in spotlight
Screengrab from the dwarf-tossing scene in the film Wolf of Wall Street.

Dwarf-tossing puts Swedish firm in spotlight

A Swedish start-up that rents out people with dwarfism for sporting activities has been accused of setting a bad example to young people. But the company’s CEO insists there’s nothing controversial about its services. READ  

Spring boost for Swedish economy revealed
Shoppers in Stockholm. Photo: Simon Paulin/TT

Spring boost for Swedish economy revealed

Sweden's economy grew by 0.4 percent in the first quarter of 2015, and was up 2.5 percent on the same period a year ago, according to figures released on Friday. But Swedes still appear to be holding back from swiping their cards at the nation's tills. READ  

Swedish firm wins huge New York airport bid
Travellers at New York's LaGuardia Airport in January 2015. Photo: TT

Swedish firm wins huge New York airport bid

A consortium led by Swedish construction company Skanska has been picked for a $3.6 billion (30.5 billion kronor) project to modernize New York's LaGuardia Airport, regional transport officials have announced. READ  

Swedish city apartment buyers in 'trouble' zone
Apartment blocks in Gothenburg: Photo: Simon Paulin/Image Bank Sweden

Swedish city apartment buyers in 'trouble' zone

One of Sweden's biggest banks has warned that too many potential buyers in Gothenburg and Stockholm are set to spend more than 30 percent of their disposable income on monthly mortgage payments and related costs, putting them in danger of potential financial problems in future. READ  

Sweden drops in leading global business rankings
Sweden is still one of the tenth most competitive nations in the world. Photo: Henrik Trygg/imagebank.sweden.se

Sweden drops in leading global business rankings

High taxes and unemployment have pushed Sweden down to ninth place from fifth a year earlier in an annual world competitiveness survey by a leading Swiss business school. READ  

'Rotten’ business claims at Nordic TeliaSonera
A TeliaSonera conference in Stockholm last year. Photo: TT

'Rotten’ business claims at Nordic TeliaSonera

Swedish-Finnish telecom operator TeliaSonera has been accused of “rotten” business dealings in Azerbaijan, following a separate bribery scandal in Uzbekistan. READ  

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Healthcare: Nine questions every expat should ask
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Healthcare: Nine questions every expat should ask

We all know living abroad brings lots of adventure and excitement, but also raises lots of questions. And when it comes you and your family's health, we often don’t know what questions to ask until an unforeseen event prompts us to look for answers. READ  

Swedish banks 'make life easy for terrorists'
Photo: Hasse Holmberg/TT

Swedish banks 'make life easy for terrorists'

Sweden’s financial watchdog has hit two of Sweden’s biggest banks, Nordea and Handelsbanken, with heavy fines for their failure to prevent money laundering. READ  

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