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Swedes tight-fisted in quest for love

Financial crisis or not, Swedes are much less inclined to spend vast sums in their efforts to find a mate in comparison to their European counterparts, a new study reveals.

Stockholm – the rat capital of Scandinavia?

Stockholm – the rat capital of Scandinavia?

Sleek design, spotless sidewalks and vast colonies of rats: It can only be Sweden, as Christopher Seymour finds out.

Left Party snubbed by Sahlin and Greens

Left Party snubbed by Sahlin and Greens

Social Democratic party leader Mona Sahlin confirmed on Wednesday that Sweden’s Left Party was not welcome at the table as her party and the Greens announced plans to deepen their cooperation.

Riksbank lowers repo rate by half point

Riksbank lowers repo rate by half point

The Riksbank decided on Wednesday to cut Sweden’s benchmark interest rate, the repo rate, by 0.50 percentage points to 4.25 percent as a part of a coordinated effort by several central banks.

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Aid agency Sida hit by spending scandals

Swedish development aid organization Sida has been shaken this week by allegations of corruption and questionable spending habits.

Three chemists awarded Nobel Prize

Three chemists awarded Nobel Prize

The 2008 Nobel Prize for Chemistry has been awarded jointly to US scientists Osamu Shimomura, Martin Chalfie and Roger Y Tsien "for the discovery and development of the green fluorescent protein, GFP".

Volvo slashes 3,300 jobs

Volvo slashes 3,300 jobs

Volvo cars has announced plans to lay off more than 3,000 staff, including 2,000 factory workers and 700 office workers in Sweden.

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Exchange plummets in early trading

The Stockholm stock exchange plunged five percent in the first 20 minutes of trading on Wednesday, in line with trends in Asia and the United States.

Riksbank offers help to Icelandic subsidiary

Riksbank offers help to Icelandic subsidiary

The Riksbank on Wednesday announced it was offering loan assistance of up to 5 billion kronor ($695 million) to the Swedish subsidiary of Iceland’s Kaupthing Bank.

Larsson to miss World Cup qualifier against Portugal

Larsson to miss World Cup qualifier against Portugal

The captain of Sweden's national side, Henrik Larsson, will miss Saturday's World Cup qualifier against Portugal in Stockholm, due to a strain in his right thigh muscle, the Swedish Football Association said Tuesday.

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Reinfeldt’s handling of banking crisis under fire

Former Social Democratic Prime Minister Ingvar Carlsson has criticized current Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt and his centre-right government for its management of the current banking crisis.