Health system wait times improve in Sweden

Health system wait times improve in Sweden

While Sweden’s health system now delivers care to 90 percent of patients within prescribed time limits, social affairs minister Göran Hägglund believes too many Swedes are forced to wait too long for the care they need.

Swedes: older, fatter and drinking more

Swedes: older, fatter and drinking more

The average Swede may be getting older, fatter and drinking more, but he also cares more about the environment, according to new study.

‘No housing bubble in Sweden’: central bank

‘No housing bubble in Sweden’: central bank

Sweden's central bank, the Riksbank, does not see a housing bubble or bubble-like behaviour in the housing market, according to a high-ranking official at the institution.

Most popular Swedish baby names unveiled

Most popular Swedish baby names unveiled

Move over, Alice and Lucas. Maja and Oscar have taken over as the most popular names for children born in Sweden, new statistics show.

Sweden ‘strong like Pippi Longstocking’: OECD

Sweden ‘strong like Pippi Longstocking’: OECD

The head of the OECD compared the strength of the Swedish economy to that of the popular Astrid Lindgren's character during a conference in Stockholm on Thursday.

Söderling reaches Aussie Open’s third round

Söderling reaches Aussie Open’s third round

Sweden's Robin Söderling marched into the third round at the Australian Open without dropping a set on Thursday, improving on his previous best performance at his weakest Grand Slam event.

Sony Ericsson posts profit as sales fall

Sony Ericsson posts profit as sales fall

Mobile phone manufacturer Sony Ericsson on Thursday reported a return to profit in 2010 thanks to its Android-based smartphones but its fourth quarter earnings and sales fell far short of analyst expectations.

Swedish watchdog fines two banks over funds

Swedish watchdog fines two banks over funds

The Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority has fined both Swedbank and Handelsbanken for shortcomings in their depositary bank functions, the agency said in a statement on Thursday.

Gothenburg woman with syphilis sold sex

Gothenburg woman with syphilis sold sex

A woman with syphilis sold sex in Gothenburg through most of the autumn of 2010 without informing clients that she had the disease, according to a news report.

Sweden deports Iraqi refugees amid protests

Sweden deports Iraqi refugees amid protests

Despite widespread protests, Sweden deported 20 people back to Iraq on Wednesday after they had been denied asylum, police said.