Ericsson CEO: ‘It’s brutal out there’

Ericsson CEO: ‘It’s brutal out there’

Ericsson CEO Carl-Henric Svanberg added his voice to the growing chorus of business leaders with concerns about the state of the world’s financial markets.

Romeo foxtrot victor over Juliet

Romeo foxtrot victor over Juliet

Sweden's Equal Opportunities Ombudsman (Jämo) has ruled against a woman who accused a dance school of discrimination when it refused to allow her to take the lead while learning the foxtrot, newspaper Svenska Dagbladet reports.

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Lundin bullish on oil prospects in Ethiopia

Sweden's Lundin Petroleum said on Thursday it was confident that exploration in Ethiopia's Ogaden basin would lead to discoveries of oil as well as natural gas.

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Budgetary woes plague many Swedish counties

A new report shows that about half of Sweden’s county councils will post a loss this year, with widespread lay offs also expected.

Outcry after Sahlin’s Left Party snub

Outcry after Sahlin’s Left Party snub

Mona Sahlin has come in for withering criticism from both labour groups and members of her own Social Democratic Party following a decision to embrace the Greens at the expense of further cooperation with Sweden’s Left Party.

What’s on in Sweden: October 10 – October 16

What’s on in Sweden: October 10 – October 16

What's on in Sweden: October 10th - October 16th. Primal Scream & Martha Wainwright in Stockholm; Culture Night & Leonard Cohen in Gothenburg; Soweto Gospel & provocative performance art in Malmö

French novelist wins Nobel Literature Prize

French novelist wins Nobel Literature Prize

French novelist Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio has been awarded the Nobel Literature Prize.

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Burglary bid by big blue bunny backfires

A massive blue bunny, along with a shotgun-toting accomplice, were arrested on Wednesday afternoon following their unsuccessful attempt at robbing a currency exchange office in Farsta, south of Stockholm.

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Riksbank under fire amid pension fund fears

A former Riksbank official has criticized the bank’s slow reaction to the current financial crisis as concerns mount about the vulnerability of Sweden’s pension funds to a continued drop in the stock market.

Ryanair slammed over ‘sexist’ ad campaign

Ryanair slammed over ‘sexist’ ad campaign

Low-cost airline Ryanair has received a reprimand from Sweden's Trade Ethical Council against Sexism in Advertising (ERK) for an ad campaign featuring a scantily clad woman posing as a schoolgirl.

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Home favourites advance at Stockholm Open

Top-seeded Swede Robin Söderling moved into the next round of the Stockholm Open on Wednesday along with veteran Jonas Björkman who emerged victorious from his 1,000th doubles battle.

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Nobel Literature Prize speculation mounts

The list of nominees is never disclosed, leaving observers to speculate wildly up until the moment the Academy's permanent secretary Horace Engdahl announces the laureate at 1pm.