‘Sweden next in line for housing market crash’

‘Sweden next in line for housing market crash’

Sweden tops a list of countries that risk suffering a housing market crash, Germany's Commerzbank has warned, citing the slackening off of Swedish property prices as a harbinger of a potential downswing.

Sweden’s drug testing industry plummets

Sweden’s drug testing industry plummets

Sweden's once flourishing pharmaceutical testing industry has been decimated in recent years, suffering an 85-percent drop according to new figures that industry experts describe as "deeply troubling".

Get set… get ready…. get betting: Five Eurovision songs to watch

Get set… get ready…. get betting: Five Eurovision songs to watch

Although Denmark is widely tipped to take the Eurovision crown this year, the outcome can be hard to predict, as illustrated by Finnish monster mask wearing rockers Lordi's win in 2006.

Danes invade Sweden for Eurovision final

Danes invade Sweden for Eurovision final

With Denmark tipped to win this year's Eurovision final, The Local's Patrick Reilly caught up with a few Danes who'd crossed the divide to be in Malmö for Saturday night's final.

American ‘prince’ says no to Swedish citizenship

American ‘prince’ says no to Swedish citizenship

Christopher O'Neill has asked Sweden not to grant him royal status, meaning Swedish Princess Madeleine's future spouse will technically become neither a prince nor a Swede.

Quiz: ‘The best town in the country’

Quiz: ‘The best town in the country’

For this week's mystery location, we challenge you to guess one of the ten biggest cities in the country from just nine clues. Can't be that hard... right?

French oyster lovers to munch on Swedish spats

French oyster lovers to munch on Swedish spats

Swedish oyster farmers are set to help out their struggling French colleagues, whose haul has diminished in recent years, by exporting oysters spats to France for the first time.

Sweden ousts Canada in dramatic hockey win

Sweden ousts Canada in dramatic hockey win

Sweden edged Olympic champions Canada 3-2 in a penalty shootout on Thursday night to set up semi-final clash against arch rivals Finland at the ice hockey World Championships.

Solna voted best place to live in Sweden

Solna voted best place to live in Sweden

Solna, a suburb just north of Stockholm, is the best place to live in Sweden, according to a new ranking published on Friday by Swedish news magazine Fokus.

Ikea founder rated fifth richest in the world

Ikea founder rated fifth richest in the world

Ingrad Kamprad, the founder of Swedish furniture giant Ikea, finished fifth on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index published on Friday, with an estimated fortune of $55.6 billion.

Lesbian kiss fails to shock Eurovision fans

Lesbian kiss fails to shock Eurovision fans

When Finnish singer Krista Siegfrids ended her Eurovision Song Contest rehearsal performance last week by kissing one of her female dancers, few members of the audience raised an eyebrow.

LinkedIn profile lands Swede with hefty tax bill

LinkedIn profile lands Swede with hefty tax bill

A Swedish man is facing a five-million kronor ($750,000) add-on to his tax bill after the authorities took a proper look at his account on the professional networking site LinkedIn.