Ford-owned Swedish car maker Volvo has applied for a 475 million euro loan from the European Investment Bank (EIB), the Swedish government said on Thursday.
Sweden plans to send naval vessels to assist an EU force protecting humanitarian aid from pirates off the coast of Somalia, pending approval by the Riksdag.
The Swedish government has promised to do more to preserve and promote the country’s official minority languages.
Telecommunications giant Ericsson is set to give notice to 1,000 employees in Sweden later on Thursday, according to news agency TT.
Anglo-Swedish drugmaker AstraZeneca on Thursday reported 2008 annual net profits were up 9 percent to $6.10 billion, but that the company plans to shed 7,000 more jobs by 2013.
What's on in Sweden: Rodney Crowell and All That Remains in Stockholm; International Film Festival continues in Gothenburg; Dead Man Walking in Malmö.
The head office of Sweden's state-owned bank Nordea got its knickers in a twist this week on discovering that the website of its Polish subsidiary was selling thongs and see-through lingerie.
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