Sweden set to reduce stake in Nordea

Sweden set to reduce stake in Nordea

Sweden will sell up to 255 million shares in Nordea, or around 6.3 percent of the top Nordic bank's stock, the Swedish finance ministry said Thursday.

Swedish publisher Metro swings to profit in 2010

Swedish publisher Metro swings to profit in 2010

Swedish publisher Metro International, which publishes free daily newspapers in over 100 cities around the world, announced it had swung back to profit in 2010 thanks to restructuring and the recovery of the advertising market.

Swedish reporter stabbed in Cairo drama

Swedish reporter stabbed in Cairo drama

Swedish public broadcaster SVT said Thursday evening one of its reporters covering unrest in Cairo, who it had lost contact with for several hours, had received serious "knife injuries."

Sweden’s Borg in bold unemployment promise

Sweden’s Borg in bold unemployment promise

Swedish finance minister Anders Borg promised on Thursday to bring the country's unemployment rate down to 5 percent by 2014.

Young Swedish workers abuse sick leave: study

Young Swedish workers abuse sick leave: study

An increasing number of young Swedes are taking sick leave even when they are healthy, a new study has revealed.

Stockholm clubs ‘thrive on bad service’

Stockholm clubs ‘thrive on bad service’

Revellers at hotspots surrounding Stockholm's hip nightlife area of Stureplan regularly endure poor service and rude staff and, in defiance of established economic theory, they keep coming back for more.

High earners jump surgery queue: study

High earners jump surgery queue: study

Wait times for general surgery are 34 percent shorter for people with high incomes compared to those with lower salaries, according to a new Swedish study.

SAS pilot fell asleep in the cockpit

SAS pilot fell asleep in the cockpit

The pilot of a SAS plane fell asleep while at the controls of a flight from Copenhagen to Stockholm after his co-pilot had gone to the toilet.

Centre Party touts power price regulation

Centre Party touts power price regulation

Swedes need protection from sky-high electricity prices, the Centre Party has proposed with party leader Maud Olofsson arguing for the regulation of floating electricity price plans.

Bulgaria asks Sweden for info on Gripen fighter

Bulgaria asks Sweden for info on Gripen fighter

Bulgaria's defence ministry said Wednesday it had requested information from Sweden on the potential supply of Gripen fighter jets for its air force.

Stockholm districts grab Design Week spotlight

Stockholm districts grab Design Week spotlight

As Stockholm Fashion Week draws to a close, the Swedish capital's design-savvy crowd gets ready to turn its attention to yet another showcase of Scandinavian creativity, explains contributor Charlotte West.