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Ryanair halts flights from Sweden's Malmö
Ryanair is stopping flights from Sweden's Malmö. Photo: Shawn Potgatchnik

Ryanair halts flights from Sweden's Malmö

Budget airline Ryanair has announced it will stop flying from Malmö's Sturup airport and will instead open a base at Copenhagen Airport. READ  

Business & Money
Sweden's key interest rate drops to zero
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Sweden's key interest rate drops to zero

Sweden's Riksbank has announced that it is dropping its benchmark interest rate from 0.25 percent to zero, a record low for the country. READ  

Finance
Swedish banks pass ECB financial health test
Handelsbanken head office in Stockholm. Photo: TT

Swedish banks pass ECB financial health test

All the major Swedish banks meet the criteria to pass the ECB financial health check, a test which was failed by nearly one in five European banks according to a report published on Sunday. READ  

Business & Money
American sales squeeze Ericsson profits
Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg presents the third-quarter earnings report at the company's headquarters in Kista. Photo: Janerik Henriksson/TT

American sales squeeze Ericsson profits

Swedish telecoms equipment maker Ericsson reported a decline in net profit in the third quarter despite an increase in sales, boosted by business in emerging markets. READ  

Business & Money
US and Japan fuel surge for Volvo trucks
Ed Carbaugh prepares to install parts on a truck engine on an assembly line at Volvo Trucks' powertrain manufacturing facility in Hagerstown, Maryland, March 2014. Photo: Patrick Semansky/AP

US and Japan fuel surge for Volvo trucks

Sweden's Volvo, the world's second-largest maker of trucks, said Friday it saw a spike in profits in the third quarter, boosted by thriving sales in the US and Japanese markets. READ  

Business and Money
Global profit boost for Handelsbanken
Handelsbanken is Sweden's second largest bank. Photo: Bertil Eriksson/TT

Global profit boost for Handelsbanken

Sweden's second-largest bank, Handelsbanken, has reported a rise in third-quarter profits, boosted by higher income from its loan book as it continues its expansion overseas. READ  

Business & Money
Nordea banks big third-quarter profit gain
Nordea's Chief Executive Christian Clausen. Photo: TT

Nordea banks big third-quarter profit gain

Swedish bank Nordea announced on Wednesday a sharp rise in third quarter profits despite the economic slowdown and major outlays for an IT overhaul. READ  

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CurrencyFair: Why it pays when making overseas transfers
CurrencyFair co-founder Brett Meyers

CurrencyFair: Why it pays when making overseas transfers

Tired of losing money when you send cash back home? Join other expats in Sweden who avoid bank fees and hidden charges by sending money internationally with CurrencyFair, an online marketplace where secure transactions are faster and cheaper. READ  

Business & Money
Electrolux profit soars after cost-cutting efforts
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Electrolux profit soars after cost-cutting efforts

Swedish electrical appliance maker Electrolux reported its third-quarter net profit soared 42 percent to 933 million kronor ($130 million) thanks to a cost-cutting programme started at the end of last year. READ  

Business & Money
TeliaSonera sees profits tumble
Telia Head Johan Dennelind. Photo: TT

TeliaSonera sees profits tumble

Swedish-Finnish telecom operator TeliaSonera has announced falling third quarter profits, citing fierce competition for corporate clients but held its outlook for 2014. READ  

National
Thieves empty Swedish celebrities' accounts
File photo: Thomas Winje Øijord/Scanpix Norway

Thieves empty Swedish celebrities' accounts

UPDATED: Celebrities and business leaders have fallen victim to a multi-million kronor scam, with fraudsters stealing their identities and emptying their bank accounts. READ  

New coalition
Coalition budget plans 'a mistake' says watchdog
Sweden's economy is growing slowly. Photo: Shutterstock

Coalition budget plans 'a mistake' says watchdog

The new coalition's economic and budgetary plans are 'ill advised', according to the agency that offers independent financial advice to the government. READ  

International
Swedish energy giant reveals reward wish
Vattenfall is based in Stockholm. Photo: TT

Swedish energy giant reveals reward wish

UPDATED: Sweden's state-owned energy company Vattenfall says it wants 43 billion kronor in compensation from Germany, after nuclear power provided by the firm was phased out by Angela Merkel's government. READ  

Business
Huge Arctic oil discovery by Swedish company
One of Lundin's existing oil rigs. Photo: TT

Huge Arctic oil discovery by Swedish company

Swedish oil and gas company Lundin Petroleum has announced a "significant" oil discovery off the coast of Norway, which could be one of biggest finds in Scandinavia in more than a decade. READ  

National
Bank robbers on the run in Stockholm
Östermalmstorg in central Stockholm is sealed off. Photo: TT

Bank robbers on the run in Stockholm

UPDATED: Two banks and a currency exchange have been robbed in central Stockholm and police are investigating a bomb threat in the area. READ  

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