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UPDATE 3-Handelsbanken pulls profit-sharing payout, lifting profit

Apr 17 2019

* Shares drop 1.7 pct (Adds CFO comments from conference call, updates shares)

Sweden studies Swedbank complaint by anti-corruption investor Browder

Mar 07 2019

STOCKHOLM Bill Browder, an investor who campaigns to expose corruption, has filed a criminal complaint with Swedish authorities over Swedbank's alleged link to a Baltic money laundering scandal involving Danske Bank.

Sweden's Lofven edges toward second PM term after deal with center-right

Jan 11 2019

STOCKHOLM Social Democrat leader Stefan Lofven took a big step toward a second term as Sweden's prime minister on Friday after agreeing a deal with two opposition parties that will move policy sharply to the right with tax cuts and business-friendly reforms.

Tests show suspected Swedish Ebola patient not infected

Jan 04 2019

STOCKHOLM Medical tests have shown a patient treated in isolation at Sweden's Uppsala University Hospital for suspected Ebola is not infected with the virus after all, authorities said on Friday.

Swedish fund AP1 exits Volvo Cars as sees no IPO around corner

Dec 21 2018

STOCKHOLM Sweden's national pension fund has sold its preference shares in Volvo Cars after concluding it saw no clear intention to list within the next 12 months from the Geely-owned carmaker.

Swedish party suggests smaller minority government to get past impasse

Oct 12 2018

STOCKHOLM Sweden's largest center-right party said on Friday it was prepared to form a government without other parties in its bloc, in an attempt to clear a political impasse left by last month's inconclusive election.

U.S. economists win Nobel for work on climate change, innovation

Oct 08 2018

STOCKHOLM Americans William Nordhaus and Paul Romer, pioneers in adapting the western economic growth model to focus on environmental issues and sharing the benefits of technology, won the 2018 Nobel Economics Prize on Monday. | Video

Physics Nobel for laser pioneers includes first woman in 55 years

Oct 02 2018

STOCKHOLM/LONDON A trio of American, French and Canadian scientists won the 2018 Nobel Prize for Physics on Tuesday for breakthroughs in laser technology that have turned light beams into precision tools for everything from eye surgery to micro-machining. | Video

Sweden faces political deadlock after gains by far-right party

Sep 10 2018

STOCKHOLM Sweden headed for a hung parliament after an election on Sunday that saw support for the nationalist Sweden Democrats surge, as one of Europe's most liberal nations turned right amid fears over immigration. | Video

Nordea beats second quarter forecasts but trims 2018 revenue outlook

Jul 19 2018

STOCKHOLM Nordea beat quarterly forecasts helped by cost cuts on Thursday, sending shares in the biggest Nordic bank higher despite its warning that like-for-like 2018 revenue would likely fall.

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