Niklas Pollard

Sweden's first female premier returns days after quitting

Nov 29 2021

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) -Sweden's first female prime minister Magdalena Andersson was reappointed on Monday days after she quit amid political turmoil and jostling ahead of elections.

Sweden acted too slowly as pandemic swept country, commission finds

Oct 29 2021

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) -Sweden's response to the spread of coronavirus was too slow and preparations to handle a pandemic were insufficient, a commission investigating the country's response to COVID-19 said on Friday.

Economics Nobel honours 'natural experiments', from minimum wage to migration

Oct 12 2021

STOCKHOLM Economists David Card, Joshua Angrist and Guido Imbens won the 2021 Nobel economics prize on Monday for pioneering "natural experiments" to show real-world economic impacts in areas from minimum wage increases in the U.S. fast-food sector to migration from Castro-era Cuba. | Video

Creators of molecule-building precision tools win Chemistry Nobel

Oct 06 2021

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) -German Benjamin List and Scottish-born David MacMillan won the 2021 Nobel Prize in Chemistry on Wednesday for developing new tools for building molecules that have helped make new drugs and are more environmentally friendly. | Video

Trio win physics Nobel for work deciphering chaotic climate

Oct 05 2021

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) -Japanese-born American Syukuro Manabe, German Klaus Hasselmann and Italian Giorgio Parisi won the 2021 Nobel Prize in Physics on Tuesday for work that helps understand complex physical systems such as Earth's changing climate. | Video

UPDATE 2-New boss of SAS airline: It will take years for demand to fully recover

Sep 01 2021

* Airline reports $157 million quarterly loss (Adds CEO comment)

UPDATE 4-Eyeing IPO, Volvo Cars to take full control of its Chinese business

Jul 21 2021

* Geely considering options for Volvo Cars, including IPO (Adds analyst comment)

AB Volvo warns chip woes to linger after narrow profit miss

Jul 20 2021

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) -Sweden's AB Volvo warned on Tuesday of more production disruptions and stoppages this year after chip shortages prevented the truck maker from fully capitalising on strong demand for its vehicles in the second quarter.

Sweden's Lofven re-elected PM but budget blockage may force him to quit anew

Jul 07 2021

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) -Swedish Social Democrat leader Stefan Lofven was re-elected as prime minister by parliament on Wednesday, ending weeks of turmoil since his resignation last month but leaving his centre-left coalition facing a struggle ahead of next year's elections.

World News

WHO chief scientist urges people not to panic over Omicron

The World Health Organization's (WHO) chief scientist told the Reuters Next conference on Friday that people should not panic over the emergence of the Omicron coronavirus variant and said it was too early to say if vaccines would need to be reworked.