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Stockholm market back up after Greece vote
Stockholm's stock exchange. Photo: Pontus Lundahl/TT

Stockholm market back up after Greece vote

Despite dipping in the immediate aftermath of Greece's referendum, Stockholm's stock market rose again on Tuesday. Meanwhile Eurozone finance ministers and leaders are attending the latest EU crisis talks in Brussels. READ  

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‘Sweden has the best infrastructure I’ve known’
Hamed Koramyar at Sweden's political festival, Almedalen. Photo: The Local

‘Sweden has the best infrastructure I’ve known’

Hamed Khoramyar worked for household names in Iran for more than a decade, but forged a new career as an IT entrepreneur after fleeing his home country and seeking asylum in Sweden in 2010. READ  

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Cashless society faces backlash from losers
What are the downsides of a cashless society? Photo: Per Larsson/TT

Cashless society faces backlash from losers

Sweden is possibly the nearest thing the world has to a cashless society, but some Swedes are worried about the effects on rural areas, pensioners - and personal integrity. READ  

Almedalen 2015 with the EU Commission in Sweden
'Swedish industry needs US trade deal'
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'Swedish industry needs US trade deal'

The EU and the US are trying to negotiate a free trade and investment deal. Will they ever come to agreement on transatlantic trade? The EU Commission in Sweden was at Almedalen this week to tackle the issue. READ  

Shock as Sweden slashes interest rate
Swedish kronor. Photo: TT/Jonas Ekströmer

Shock as Sweden slashes interest rate

UPDATED: Sweden’s central bank (the Riksbank) has lowered the country’s historic low interest rate even further. The key rate, the repo, now stands at minus 0.35 percent. READ  

Swedish firm embroiled in US antitrust lawsuit
Swedish appliances firm Electrolux has been sued. Photo: Fredrik Persson/SCANPIX

Swedish firm embroiled in US antitrust lawsuit

Swedish giant Electrolux's attempt to snap up General Electric's appliance business has been met with a lawsuit by US antitrust officials, saying the $3.3 billion deal would harm consumers. READ  

Saab signs deal worth billions for Swedish subs
What the new submarines could look like. Photo: Saab AB

Saab signs deal worth billions for Swedish subs

UPDATED: A deal between Swedish defence giant Saab and Sweden's military for two submarines worth 8.6 billion kronor ($1.04 billion) is set to boost jobs in the Nordic country, chief executive Håkan Buskhe said on Tuesday. READ  

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
Photo: Pernod Ricard

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  

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