Sweden among winners in future EU-US deal

Sweden among winners in future EU-US deal

Sweden is second in line to benefit the most from an EU free-trade deal with the US, for which negotiations were finally given the all-clear in a move welcomed by pro-business groups in Sweden.

Top ten tips for entrepreneurs in Sweden

Top ten tips for entrepreneurs in Sweden

Thinking of starting a business? Doubting you can make it work? The Local caught up with equity crowdfunders FundedByMe to find out what makes "just another great idea" become a successful big-earner.

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Swedish woman cleared after dog towed to death

A woman in southern Sweden has been cleared of animal cruelty charges after she tied her pet dog to the towbar of her car, which was driven away by a man causing the death of the animal.

Profit hunt dampens housing construction

Profit hunt dampens housing construction

The challenge of finding solutions to Stockholm's housing shortage must compete with the profit margins of commercial construction companies with a vested interest in keeping property prices high, a new report has found.

‘Low ambition’ Achilles heel of Swedish start-ups

‘Low ambition’ Achilles heel of Swedish start-ups

Despite increasing numbers of start-ups, Swedes are still less talented at taking their business to the next level, according to a new global study published on Monday.

Boxing defenders knock down ban proposal

Boxing defenders knock down ban proposal

A debate about banning professional boxing in Sweden has been reignited following Frida Wallberg's nearly fatal defeat in a title fight against Australia's Diana Prazak.

New Telia CEO ‘excited’ about the job

New Telia CEO ‘excited’ about the job

TeliaSonera's new head Johan Dennelind believes he is the right man to restore the Swedish telecom giant's reputation after the company's Uzbek bribery scandal.

Swedes joining rebels can ‘rarely be stopped’

Swedes joining rebels can ‘rarely be stopped’

A Säpo official has suggested Sweden is powerless to stop citizens from joining Islamist rebels in Syria even though there is a risk they will return to commit acts of terror in Sweden.

Silent buses to woo Gothenburg commuters

Silent buses to woo Gothenburg commuters

Swedish automaker Volvo is set to launch a fleet of silent, electric buses in Gothenburg, as part of the west coast city's aim to become climate-neutral as well as tackle noise pollution.

ABB board unanimous in pick of CEO

ABB board unanimous in pick of CEO

Swiss-Swedish engineering giant ABB has appointed a new CEO, who has a background in oil and gas, utilities, telecoms and automotive industries and who was a key player in the acquisition of Baldor.

Swedish woman fakes cancer to get out of jail

Swedish woman fakes cancer to get out of jail

A woman in southern Sweden has been sentenced to a further two months in prison after she tried to get out of her initial sentence by forging a medical certificate that claimed she had cancer and only a few months to live.

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Woman and child forced into ‘frightening’ crash

Three young men who felt "provoked" by a woman on a road in eastern Sweden are suspected of assault and reckless driving after they taunted the woman and both vehicles ended up in a ditch.

Assange meets Ecuador minister in London

Assange meets Ecuador minister in London

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange made a fleeting public appearance on Sunday as he welcomed the Ecuadorian foreign minister to his refuge at the South American country's embassy in London.