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Colm Fulton

Sweden faces sperm deficit as pandemic keeps donors away from clinics

Apr 15 2021

STOCKHOLM Sweden is facing an acute shortage of sperm for assisted pregnancy as would-be donors avoid hospitals during the coronavirus pandemic, halting inseminations in large parts of the healthcare system and driving up waiting times by years.

Queue to quaff? Pandemic poses problems for Sweden's state booze monopoly

Mar 11 2021

STOCKHOLM On a chilly Saturday in central Stockholm, around 150 people queue on a street, squinting into the low sun, checking their watches and hoping to make it into Systembolaget - Sweden's state alcohol monopoly - before it shuts at 3 p.m.

Pandemic fatigue tests Sweden's soft-touch COVID strategy

Mar 10 2021

STOCKHOLM Sweden's reluctance to impose COVID lockdowns is being tested by growing pandemic fatigue and the rapid spread of a likely more contagious variant first identified in Britain as the country battles a third wave.

Pandemic fatigue tests Sweden's soft-touch COVID strategy

Mar 10 2021

STOCKHOLM, March 10 Sweden's reluctance to impose COVID lockdowns is being tested by growing pandemic fatigue and the rapid spread of a likely more contagious variant first identified in Britain as the country battles a third wave.

Virtual work parties: the good, the bad and the plain peculiar

Feb 25 2021

Stockholm Virtual work parties? You can't really mingle with colleagues, or dance with them, and it's tough to get in the disco mood in your home office. On the other hand, you can't spread disease, you don't have to traipse home and there's no chance of an ill-advised amorous encounter.

SEB Investment Management joins Nordic flight from fossil fuel assets

Feb 09 2021

STOCKHOLM, Feb 9 SEB Investment Management , one of Scandinavia's largest asset managers, said on Tuesday it would no longer invest in fossil fuel companies and it expected its holdings to be carbon neutral by 2040.

UPDATE 3-Nordea sticks to 2022 turnaround targets in boost to shares

Feb 04 2021

STOCKHOLM, Feb 4 - Nordea Bank stuck to its 2022 targets and cut its cost outlook on Thursday after delivering higher quarterly operating profit on improved lending income and growth in assets under management.

UPDATE 3-Swedbank warning on costs overshadows profit beat

Feb 01 2021

* Dividend of 2.90 SEK per share, max allowed under rules (Recasts with analyst comment, share reaction)

From broker notes to memes: how the stock market went viral

Jan 29 2021

Stockholm "Stocks only go up", concludes a video montage of televangelists, dancing Ghanaian pallbearers, and Donald Trump's personal pastor repeatedly saying she can hear the "sound of victory".

Climate activist Greta Thunberg to feature on Swedish stamps

Jan 13 2021

STOCKHOLM Climate activist Greta Thunberg is to feature on a set of stamps issued by Sweden's postal service. | Video

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