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Volvo profits saved by Chinese devotion
Volvo Cars chief executive Håkan Samuelsson. Photo: Fredrik Sandberg/TT

Volvo profits saved by Chinese devotion

The now Chinese-owned Volvo Car Group announced a return to profits on Wednesday - thanks to the Swedish brand's popularity in China. READ  

Ikea founder gives giant donation to hometown

Ikea founder gives giant donation to hometown

Ikea founder Ingvar Kamprad donated a gift to his hometown on Wednesday to the tune of 53 million kronor ($7.7 million). The cash is to be used for developing the area. READ  

Elections 2014
Parties duel as refugee costs rocket
Photos: TT

Parties duel as refugee costs rocket

Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt and opposition leader Stefan Löfven clashed on Wednesday after the Migration Board asked for more money to handle Sweden's influx of refugees. READ  

Riksbank: We must take action on household debt
Riksbank Governor Stefan Ingves. Photo: Pontus Lundahl/TT

Riksbank: We must take action on household debt

The Swedish economy is beginning to recover after several difficult years - but the risk for household indebtedness remains high, Swedish Riksbank Governor Stefan Ingves warned. READ  

Sweden 'caved to banker' in Saudi arms deal
Former Defense Minister Tolgfors and Prime Minister Reinfeldt at the time of Tolgfors' resignation. Photo: Tomas Oneborg/TT

Sweden 'caved to banker' in Saudi arms deal

A new book has ignited debate in Sweden after revealing that the Swedish government gave into a banker's pressure and helped build a weapons factory in Saudi Arabia. READ  

Swedish rail operator moots price slash plan
Photo: TT

Swedish rail operator moots price slash plan

Swedish national rail operator SJ announced on Thursday that it was planning to slash prices and review its ticketing system in a bid to boost stagnant revenues. READ  

Old is the new black as Swedes shun fashion
Photo: TT

Old is the new black as Swedes shun fashion

Consumption of new clothes has declined in Sweden as the interest in retro and second-hand fashion continues to boom, according to a new report. READ  

Swedish passengers sue Norwegian airline
Norwegian's Dreamliners have become a nightmare for some. Photo: Johan Nilsson/TT

Swedish passengers sue Norwegian airline

About 35,000 people have been hit by delays when flying with Norwegian - and now Swedish passengers have demanded millions of kronor in damages from the airline. READ  

Saab's new owner faces bankruptcy petition

Saab's new owner faces bankruptcy petition

Chinese-owned automaker NEVS, the owner of the Swedish brand Saab, is in default, a Swedish court said on Tuesday after receiving a notice from an unpaid supplier. READ  

Vattenfall pumps billions into offshore windfarm
Another of Vattenfall's wind farms, off the UK's coast. Photo: TT

Vattenfall pumps billions into offshore windfarm

Swedish energy group Vattenfall and Munich City Utilities announced on Monday a massive wind-farm investment off the German North Sea coast. READ  

Fine weather makes Swedes spend: study
When the sun is shining, Swedes take three scoops. File photo: TT

Fine weather makes Swedes spend: study

A warm summer makes Swedes more likely to dig deep and spend their hard-earned cash more freely, researchers have claimed. READ  

Sweden funds massive boost in Jewish security
Integration Minister Erik Ullenhag speaking about anti-Semitism. Photo: Drago Prvulovic/TT

Sweden funds massive boost in Jewish security

In the face of rising religious tensions and increasing anti-Semitism, the Swedish government has approved a donation of two million kronor for increasing security for Jewish congregations. READ  

Russian sanctions
'Tougher sanctions will hit Sweden hard': Borg
Vladimir Putin. Photo: Alexei Druzhinin/TT

'Tougher sanctions will hit Sweden hard': Borg

As Russia strikes back at the EU and US with its own sanctions, Finance Minister Anders Borg worries that the sanctions against Russia are a "blunt instrument" which will damage Swedish businesses. READ  

JobTalk Sweden
Five golden rules for job applications in Sweden

Five golden rules for job applications in Sweden

The dreaded job application - but with a twist. For this month's JobTalk, we chat with a marketing manager at CareerBuilder about how to write the perfect application for a job in Sweden. READ  

AstraZeneca hikes earnings outlook
Photo: Claus Gertsen/TT

AstraZeneca hikes earnings outlook

After fighting off a fierce takeover bid from Pfizer, Swedish-British drugmaker AstraZeneca raised its 2014 earnings outlook and posted rising second quarter sales on Thursday. READ  

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