Sweden’s best-paid directors in industry received an average annual salary of 6.9 million kronor in 2003 – an increase of 14 per cent in just two years. Blue-collar workers received an average 7 per cent increase in wages during the same period.
Retail sales up
Retail sales rose by 6.9 per cent in January year-on-year. Sales on consumer durables rose by 9.9 per cent while sales of non-durables rose by 3.1 per cent.
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