Customers from the leading Swedish mobile providers Tele2, Telia, Telenor and 3 sent more than 76 million Christmas greetings via text message, creating a new Swedish record for SMS traffic on Christmas Eve.
Several hundred Swedish companies will have to pay back a total of half a billion kronor ($70 million) in back taxes after having moved funds to Cyprus in order to evade taxes, reported Swedish Television (SVT).
In traditional Christmas speeches on December 25, Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia announced the launch of a new forum for children and youth in honour of the 20th anniversary of the United Nation's Convention of the Right's of the Child.
As one of the busiest retail days of the year kicks off, one in every three Swedes will exchange their Christmas gifts this year, according to a survey. Many are also selling their unwanted presents online.
Volvo will remain intact if Chinese carmaker is successful in its bid to purchase the Swedish brand from US auto manufacturer Ford, according to Geely's top executive, who was quoted by the state-run Chinese media on Friday.