Geely to build large Volvo factory in China

Geely to build large Volvo factory in China

The official website of the district of Jiading in Shanghai has announced that Volvo has decided to set up its Chinese headquarters and factory in the municipality.

Sweden hikes growth forecast for 2010, 2011

Sweden hikes growth forecast for 2010, 2011

Sweden's government on Friday raised its economic growth forecast to 4.5 percent for 2010 and to 4.0 percent in 2011, a dramatic shift from previous estimates of 3.3 percent and 3.8 percent respectively.

Girl with dragon tattoo rides for historic win

Girl with dragon tattoo rides for historic win

Sweden's Inez Karlsson will attempt to become the first female jockey to win the prestigious 28th annual Arlington Million northwest of Chicago on Saturday with her horse Rahystrada.

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Study: Challenge beats pay in new job search

Swedes prioritise the challenge over remuneration when looking to change job, a new survey ranking priorities among job-seekers published by Manpower/Kairos Future on Friday has shown.

High cocoa content gives Swedish hearts the edge

High cocoa content gives Swedish hearts the edge

Swedish women who regularly consume small amounts of dark chocolate have lower risks of heart failure than their US counterparts due to the higher quality and cocoa content in Swedish chocolate, a new Harvard study suggests.

Swedish octopus ‘tips’ Alliance election win

Swedish octopus ‘tips’ Alliance election win

The centre-right alliance will win the upcoming parliamentary election election, according to Melvin the octopus at the Universeum science centre in Gothenburg.

Princess’s honeymoon gift ‘not a bribe’

Princess’s honeymoon gift ‘not a bribe’

Swedish anti-corruption prosecutors have said that Crown Princess Victoria’s decision to accept free use of a billionaire’s private jet for her honeymoon did not make her liable to prosecution for taking bribes.

Postmen warned for stand over ‘racist’ mail

Postmen warned for stand over ‘racist’ mail

Several postmen in Södertälje have been warned by their employer Posten after refusing to distribute election campaign material from the far-right National Democrats (Nationaldemokraterna - ND).

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Young woman found murdered, man arrested

A woman was found murdered near a small town in Kronoberg in southern Sweden on Thursday evening after a police search. A 35-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of the killing.

Poll: Alliance retains slight lead

Poll: Alliance retains slight lead

The centre-right Alliance coalition remains slightly ahead of the Red-Green opposition with only a month left before the election, according to a new poll published by Synovate on Friday.