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Swedish Journalist Free After Detention By Regime Forces In Syria

The detention of a Swedish freelance journalist by regime forces in Syria was a reminder of the myriad dangers facing reporters in the country.<p>ISTANBUL — A Swedish journalist held for days by regime forces in Syria was released late on Saturday.<p>Joakim Medin, 30, was reported missing earlier this …

2 deadly shootings within hours in Copenhagen; 5 wounded

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A shooting at a free speech event featuring an artist who had caricatured the Prophet Muhammad and a second shooting hours …

Swedish private jet scandal claims seventh scalp

A corruption scandal in Sweden centred on extravagant corporate perks and private jets has now cost the jobs of seven senior executives.<p>Jan Johansson, chief executive of SCA, a forestry group and the world’s largest maker of incontinence products, resigned on Tuesday after coming under increasing …

Corporate Culture

fastFT

April 6, 2018<p>Wall Street staged one of its biggest single-day drops this year on Friday as investors digested escalating trade tension between the US …

Sweden moves to fight deflation

Shock moves from Sweden’s central bank to battle falling prices.<p>It has unexpectedly cut its main interest rate below zero and launched a small stimulus programme of money printing – quantitative easing – to buy government bonds.<p>Concerned about deflation, the Swedish policymakers said they could …

Economics

Fighting deflation: Sweden's central bank cuts interest rate to negative

The Swedish central bank shocked markets on Thursday by cutting its key interest rate into negative territory, launching bond purchases and saying it …

Central Banks

Sweden Central Joins The NIRP Club: Lowers Interest Rate To -0.1%, Launches QE

It's a NIRP world and you are either in it, or are determined to lose the currency wars. And hours ago, the world's oldest central bank, that of …

Photographer injured by car in Rally of Sweden

A photographer has been taken to hospital following a crash during the practice run at the Rally of Sweden race, the only winter event on the World Rally Championship calendar.<p>The accident happened on Thursday morning near the town of Raada when the Polish driver Michal Solowow lost control of his …

Motorsport

Sweden cuts rates below zero as global currency wars spread (another one bites the dust)

The Swedish Central Bank just joined the Negative Yield Club to the tune of “Another Bites The Dust.”<p>The Riksbank caught markets by surprise, …

Europe

Stockholm Semla Season

“The last time I saw him, we had semlas. So, well, it must have been about a year ago," said the taller-than me, bespectacled Swede as he tried to …

Canon to Buy Sweden’s Axis for $2.8 Billion

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Wall Street

15 Magical Photos of Sweden That Will Make You Want To Pack Your Bags Today

Sweden was a country that had never really been on our radar. But a ridiculously inexpensive one-way flight from New York City meant we were ready …

European Travel

Implanted RFID chip controls office access for Stockholm workers

At the newly opened Epicenter office complex in central Stockholm, workers no longer need a badge or pass code to open doors: a microchip implanted in their hand does the trick.<p>The radio-frequency identification or RFID chip is made of pyrex glass and contains an antenna and microchip, with no need …

RFID