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Six key points: What you need to know about the budget
Money, money, money, as the Swedes say. Photo: Izabelle Nordfjell/TT

The Swedish government's budget proposal for 2017, in a handy list.

Swedish budget: Integration, climate change and equality
Finance Minister Magdalena Andersson with the budget documents. Photo: Janerik Henriksson/TT

Finance Minister Magdalena Andersson has presented the Swedish government's new budget proposal for 2017, which it predicts to be the last running on a deficit.

Swedish Telia offered to settle Uzbekistan probe
Marie Ehrling, head of Telia's board of directors. Photo: Maja Suslin/TT

US and Dutch authorities have reportedly asked Telia to pay a settlement figure of $1.4 billion linked to a probe into alleged dodgy deals.

Spotify surpasses 40 million paying subscribers
Spotify's office in central Stockholm. Photo: Lars Pehrson/SvD/TT

The number is a 33 percent increase since March.

Ikea cooks up strong sales with popular kitchens
People queue to enter Ikea's new Umeå store last February. Photo: Jonatan Stålhös/TT

The Swedish furniture giant's sales are up to a whopping 34.2 billion euros ($38.3 billion) in the last year.

SAS bans use of exploding Galaxy Note 7 on flights
An SAS Airbus 330-300E launches from Stockholm's Arlanda airport on its way to Los Angeles. Photo: Johan Nilsson/TT

SAS is the first European airline to announce a ban.

Put more women on your boards or be fined, firms told
Should all boards be gender equal? Photo: Henrik Trygg/imagebank.sweden.se

UPDATED: The Swedish government wants to fine companies who don't have enough women on their boards of directors.

Swede charged in Britain over supermarket 'fraud'
A Tesco store in London. Photo: AP Photo/Alastair Grant

A Swedish ex-finance boss is among three former senior directors embroiled in an accounting scandal grabbing international headlines.

Riksdag debates new Russian gas pipeline
The first Nord Stream pipeline was laid in 2011. Photo: Dmitry Lovetsky/AP/TT

The Swedish parliament was to debate Russian plans to lay an additional gas pipeline in the Baltic Sea.

Brexit prompts Sweden to keep record-low interest rate
Sweden's Riksbank boss Stefan Ingves. Photo: Marcus Ericsson/TT

Sweden's central bank warned of continued global uncertainty partly sparked by the Brexit vote.

US giant to snap up Swedish 3D tech firm
Arcam rose on the Stockholm stock exchange on Tuesday. Photo: Linus Sundahl-Djerf/SvD/TT

Arcam specializes in 3D printing and was established in 1997 in Mölndal, western Sweden.

This Stockholm building to house huge social startup hub
The new facility will be inside an old tram warehouse in central Stockholm. Photo: Hasse Holmberg/TT

One of the founders of leading Swedish tech company Klarna has unveiled an ambitious new Stockholm hub designed to support tech entrepreneurs who are keen to solve social problems.

'Swedes are marvellous at creating elegant solutions'
Stockholm Tech Fest 2015. Photo: Magnus Hjalmarson Neideman/SvD/TT

This is the time for social entrepreneurs to shine, argues entrepreneur Tyler Crowley ahead of startup conference STHLM Tech Fest.

Swedish state auditor resigns after criticism
From left, auditors Susanne Ackum, Margareta Åberg and Ulf Bengtsson. Photo: Izabelle Nordfjell/TT

Allegations of cronyism at Sweden's state watchdog Riksrevisionen have claimed another victim.

Cash alert! Last chance to deposit your old notes
Head to the bank if you've got any of these. Photo: Micke Larsson/TT

Bank it!

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