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Johan Ahlander

Sweden faces political impasse after far-right election gains

Sep 10 2018

STOCKHOLM Sweden faces a political impasse after its mainstream center-left and center-right blocs virtually tied in an election on Sunday, while the far-right - which neither wants to deal with - made gains on a hardline anti-immigration platform. | Video

Exclusive - Right-wing sites swamp Sweden with 'junk news' in tight election race

Sep 06 2018

LONDON/STOCKHOLM One in three news articles shared online about the upcoming Swedish election come from websites publishing deliberately misleading information, most with a right-wing focus on immigration and Islam, Oxford University researchers say.

Exclusive: Right-wing sites swamp Sweden with 'junk news' in tight election race

Sep 06 2018

LONDON/STOCKHOLM One in three news articles shared online about the upcoming Swedish election come from websites publishing deliberately misleading information, most with a right-wing focus on immigration and Islam, Oxford University researchers say.

Sweden needs 'humble government' after election: frontrunner

Aug 29 2018

STOCKHOLM The center-right frontrunner to become Sweden's next leader said future governments would have to be "humble" to survive, hinting that negotiations on a new ruling coalition would be the hardest in modern times amid a rise in the far right.

Sweden Inc. sounds alarm as election signals jobs clampdown on immigrants

Aug 02 2018

(This Aug. 1 story has been refiled to clarify that data reference in paragraph 19 is to real wages)

Riding migration backlash, Sweden's political pariah looks to end isolation

Jul 12 2018

STOCKHOLM/VISBY, Sweden - Once denounced as neo-fascists, Jimmie Akesson's Sweden Democrats look poised to translate more voter-friendly nationalist policies into big electoral gains in a country long famed for liberal tolerance.

Sweden's far-right eyes election gains as gang violence rises

Jun 26 2018

STOCKHOLM A surge in gang violence has stirred anti-immigration sentiment before an election in Sweden, putting a far-right party on course for big gains in one of Europe's most liberal countries.

Cautious companies curb profits at Sweden's SEB bank

Apr 30 2018

STOCKHOLM Swedish banking group SEB reported a larger than expected fall in first-quarter operating profit on Monday, hit by weak demand from corporate customers.

Swedish central bank postpones rate hike amid nagging inflation worries

Apr 26 2018

STOCKHOLM Worries about low inflation forced Sweden's central bank to postpone plans for tightening monetary policy for the first time in seven years until the end of 2017 on Thursday, despite economic growth most European countries would envy.

Nordea shareholders approve plan to move HQ from Sweden to Finland

Mar 15 2018

STOCKHOLM/HELSINKI Nordea , the Nordic region's biggest bank, won shareholder approval on Thursday to transfer its headquarters from Sweden to Finland - the first time since the 2008 financial crisis that a major bank has moved to avoid tougher rules.

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