Sweden clamps down on venture capitalists

Sweden clamps down on venture capitalists

A tax hike for a high-profile firm of Swedish venture capitalists has financial observers worried that the recent focus on their income could cause bad blood among investors.

‘Hero’ postal worker ends UK man’s ID nightmare

‘Hero’ postal worker ends UK man’s ID nightmare

A British man who was stymied in his attempts to retrieve his passport from a Stockholm postal outlet finally has the document in hand thanks to the service-minded efforts of a "heroic" postal employee.

H&M announces new Parisian collaboration

H&M announces new Parisian collaboration

Swedish clothing chain H&M announced its next high-fashion collaboration on Tuesday, teaming up with French designer Isabel Marant for a winter style she promises will be sexy, Parisian, and with a dash of carelessness.

Past US envoy in Sweden tipped for UK post

Past US envoy in Sweden tipped for UK post

Matthew Barzun, who served as Barack Obama's first US ambassador in Stockholm, has been tipped to be the next American ambassador in London, according to British media reports.

How Sweden can achieve income equality

How Sweden can achieve income equality

As Sweden wrestles with a growing gap between low and high earners, liberal commentator Nima Sanandaji looks at which societal problems may be behind Sweden's rising income inequality and why the situation is unlikely to change.

How an American rose to be a top Swedish lobbyist

How an American rose to be a top Swedish lobbyist

As part of our ongoing series of Swedish career profiles, The Local catches up with American Billy McCormac to find out how he went from refurbishing antique furniture to heading one of Sweden's most influential real estate lobbying organizations.

Bacteria pose ‘ever greater risk’ to Sweden

Bacteria pose ‘ever greater risk’ to Sweden

Sweden needs to ramp up its efforts to tackle the spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, with several types posing "a serious future threat to society" according to a report published on Tuesday.

Swedish fitness trend makes Londoners sweat

Swedish fitness trend makes Londoners sweat

In our second look at Swedes in England, The Local finds out how a Swedish workout trend from the 1970s has gained a foothold in London four decades later.

US judge rejects Saab bankruptcy lawsuit

US judge rejects Saab bankruptcy lawsuit

A US court has dismissed a $3 billion lawsuit by previous Saab owner Spyker alleging that US auto giant General Motors (GM) was responsible for causing the Swedish carmaker's bankruptcy.

Swedish prof dead after stiletto heel stabbing

Swedish prof dead after stiletto heel stabbing

A 59-year-old Swedish-born professor was found dead in his home in Houston, Texas on Sunday morning, having allegedly been stabbed to death with a stiletto heel by his girlfriend.