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Sweden's Spotify hits 39 million subscribers
Spotify is gaining listeners. Photo: Erik Mårtensson/TT

Spotify has grown by nine million paying subscribers in five months, fending off competition from rivals.

Old Swedish cash worth billions still in circulation
Old Swedish money. Photo: Micke Larsson/TT

Hand in your invalid Swedish bills to the bank by the end of the month.

Volvo teams up with Uber in self-driving car race
Could these be driving around by themselves in Sweden soon? Photo: Volvo Cars

Look, no hands!

Brexit
'Sweden must do more to tempt UK firms after Brexit'
Andreas Hatzigeorgiou wants Sweden to be ready to pounce once Theresa May triggers Article 50. Photos: Maria Agrell/Handelskammaren, Markus Schreiber/AP

Solve the housing crisis for starters, says Andreas Hatzigeorgiou from the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce.

Sweden world's second most innovative country
Sweden is one of the world's top innovators. Photo: Hans-Olof Utsi/imagebank.sweden.se

Sweden has been named the second most innovative country in a global survey.

Swedish banking giant sacks its top boss
Frank Vang-Jensen. Photo: Maja Suslin/TT

Sweden's Handelsbanken has fired its chief executive, Frank Vang-Jensen.

Fewer foreign graduates stay in Sweden to work
A workplace in Sweden. Photo: Henrik Montgomery/TT

The number of non-EU students pursuing careers in Sweden after they graduate is going down.

SAS sets all-time July passenger record
A SAS flight takes off from Oslo Airport. Photo: Vidar Ruud / NTB scanpix

Nearly 2.5 million passengers flew with SAS in July, marking an all-time record for the month, the airline announced on Monday.

Norwegians told to seek their fortune in Sweden
Time for Norwegians to move to Sweden? Photo: Thomas Winje Øijord/NTB scanpix/TT

Unemployed Norwegians are being urged to head for greener pastures in Sweden.

Opinion
'Sweden must act now to stop online piracy'
Almost a third of Swedes watch movies illegally. Photo: Janerik Henriksson/TT

Internet providers make huge sums of money by not cracking down on piracy sites, argue researchers Karl Lallerstedt and Waldemar Ingdahl.

Fears new funding rules could hobble Swedish startups
Elin Olsson funded the development of her innovative smoke detector through crowdfunding. Photo: Anders Andersson/TT

Crowdfunding is a risky business, but could Swedish plans to regulate it make it too hard for small companies to get investment?

Ikea recalls chocolate over nut allergy fears
Ikea has recalled several chocolate bars. Photo: Cornelius Poppe/NTB Scanpix/TT

Don't eat these bars if you are allergic to nuts or almonds.

So Sweden has high taxes? Not as high as you might think
A taxpayer hands in their tax declaration. Photo: Bertil Ericson/TT

So you think Swedes pay a lot in tax? Others pay much more, according to a new study.

Fired Ericsson boss to get millions in payouts
Hans Vestberg of Ericsson. Photo: Christine Olsson/TT

Swedish telecoms giant Ericsson has fired its long-standing CEO Hans Vestberg, but said he will receive a severance package amounting to millions of kronor.

Private holiday rentals boom in Sweden
A youth hostel in Sundsvall, central Sweden. Photo: Helena Landstedt / TT

More tourists in Sweden are choosing to rent private homes from the likes of Airbnb – but the hotel industry is just fine.

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