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Veolia appeals Stockholm metro contract

A Swedish court has suspended a decision awarding the running of the Stockholm metro to Hong Kong company MTR after French rival Veolia appealed the decision, Veolia said on Friday.

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Pawn business booming in Sweden as economy suffers

The economic downtown has created a windfall for one of Sweden's main pawn broker chains, which on Friday reported a 20 percent increase in loans given out last year compared to 2007.

Military offers proposal on defence cuts

Military offers proposal on defence cuts

Sweden’s top military commander on Friday handed over to the government a lengthy report detailing a range of proposed reductions to the country’s armed forces.

Irate doc to ‘psychotic’ art student: get a haircut

Irate doc to ‘psychotic’ art student: get a haircut

The chief physician of the psychiatric ward at a Stockholm hospital has rebuked an art student after she pretended to be psychotic as part of an art project.

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Government puts off sale of SBAB

The Swedish government announced on Friday it was postponing the sale of state-owned mortgage lender SBAB because of the financial crisis.

Sweden won’t hasten pipeline approval

Sweden won’t hasten pipeline approval

Sweden doesn’t want to be rushed into approving a Russian-German natural gas pipeline project under the Baltic Sea before a careful review of environmental concerns, a minister said Friday.

Russians in Sweden: taming a fear of the bear

Russians in Sweden: taming a fear of the bear

In the first of a series highlighting different communities in Sweden, The Local’s David Landes takes a look at how the sprawling and complex history of Swedish-Russian relations affects life for Russians living in Sweden today.

Row breaks out over Rosengård report

Row breaks out over Rosengård report

Three academics who demanded to see the source material behind a controversial new report on religious and poltical extremism in the Malmö suburb of Rosengård have been told that the material no longer exists.

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‘We need to do more for bank sector’: Borg

Finance Minister Anders Borg spoke on Thursday of the need for Sweden to further bolster the banking sector.

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Metro to stop publishing in Spain

Swedish media company Metro International announced on Thursday that it was shuttering the Spanish version of its free Metro newspaper due to plummeting advertising revenue coupled with the global economic crunch.

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Sales force told to use ‘Swedish’ names

Employees with foreign backgrounds working for a telemarketing company in Jönköping in central Sweden claim management encouraged them to change their names in order to increase sales.

Moderates gain as opposition support drops: poll

Moderates gain as opposition support drops: poll

The opposition has hit a two year low in voter support, while the Moderate Party has reached heights not seen since the month following Sweden’s last election, according to a new survey.