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Ikea safety worries after two children killed
An Ikea store in New York. Photo: Carl Lennihan/TT

Ikea safety worries after two children killed

The safety of Swedish furniture giant Ikea’s drawers and wardrobes have been called into question after two children in the US died when the products fell on them. READ  

Swedish energy firm racks up giant losses
Vattenfall chief executive Magnus Hall on Tuesday. Photo: Fredrik Persson/TT

Swedish energy firm racks up giant losses

UPDATED: Swedish energy giant Vattenfall recorded losses amounting to nearly 29 billion kronor ($3.4 billion) on Tuesday as the company continued its battle against increasingly tough market conditions. READ  

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Outsourcing drives Apreel's Europe growth

Outsourcing drives Apreel's Europe growth

In the last decade outsourcing and 'nearshoring' have evolved from being more than just buzzwords. Maciej Jonczyk explains how his company, Apreel, has ridden the wave to success. READ  

Big boost for Sweden's Ericsson as profits rise
Ericsson's office in Stockholm. Photo: Jessica Gow/TT

Big boost for Sweden's Ericsson as profits rise

Swedish telecommunications giant Ericsson reported an unexpected jump in profits on Friday, with shares rising following the news. READ  

Sweden's Volvo to export 'made in India' buses
Volvo's bus factory in India. Photo: Volvo Group

Sweden's Volvo to export 'made in India' buses

Swedish auto giant Volvo is planning to build buses destined for Europe's roads in Bangalore, providing a major boon to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Make in India' campaign. READ  

Petrol companies cut prices at Swedish pumps
Petrol prices are going down in Sweden. Photo: Bertic Ericson/SCANPIX

Petrol companies cut prices at Swedish pumps

Heading on a road trip or hiring a car this summer? Your journey could be cheaper than normal after Swedish fuel companies slashed their petrol prices on Monday. READ  

Greece crisis
Scandinavian markets calmed after Greece deal
Greek leader Alexis Tsipras in Brussels on Monday. Photo: TT

Scandinavian markets calmed after Greece deal

UPDATED: Stock markets in the Nordics got a boost on Monday morning after eurozone leaders struck a deal for a new financial aid programme for Greece. READ  

Swedes flock to stores to buy summer outfits
Clothes and shoe sales went up in June. Photo: Pontus Lundahl/SCANPIX

Swedes flock to stores to buy summer outfits

After a slow start to the year, shoppers are finally hitting the stores again, according to fresh figures by the Swedish Trade Federation (Svensk Handel). READ  

Swedish unions join Ryanair strike threat
Swedish unions could join a strike against Ryanair. Photo: Lars Pehrson/SvD/SCANPIX

Swedish unions join Ryanair strike threat

Swedish unions have announced plans to join a Danish strike against Ryanair which could see the budget airline pull out of Scandinavia's biggest airport. READ  

Greece crisis
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  

My Swedish Career
‘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  

Almedalen 2015
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'
Sofia Sabel/imagebank.sweden.se

'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  

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