Persson eyes closer ties with Finland

Swedish Prime Minister Göran Persson yesterday said he would like to strengthen co-operation with Finland in order to accelerate growth in northern Sweden. Persson, along with Finnish Prime Minister Matti Vanhanen, were in Haparanda for consultations with business leaders and politicians in the region.

Sharp upswing in recruitment of managers

The recruitment of top executives has risen again following a period of slump. Many speak of an upswing of 20 to 30 percent in executive headhunting. One of the latest recruits is Göran Bille, who will take over as CEO of garments and underwear clothing chain Lindex next week.

Suspected corporate spy detained

A foreigner has been taken into police custody on charges of corporate espionage. According to prosecutor Tomas Lindstrand, the man was arrested in southern Sweden last Friday. The crime of espionage was reportedly committed from autumn of 2002 until last summer.

Tabloids hit forestry industry

An increasing number of broadsheet newspapers, the latest of which is Dagens Nyheter, are switching to the tabloid format – which means less paper is used. But in the longer term, paper producers in the forest products sector hope that the daily press will consume more paper in their publications.

Sources: Dagens Nyheter, Svenska Dagbladet, Dagens Industri


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