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Simon Johnson

Swedish central bank holds rates and forecast, but signals risks abroad

Jul 03 2019

STOCKHOLM Sweden's central bank left its benchmark interest rate unchanged on Wednesday and said it still expected to tighten policy by early 2020, though it highlighted the global economic outlook as a risk to that forecast.

Swedish prosecutor to give decision on Assange rape investigation on Monday

May 09 2019

STOCKHOLM Sweden's state prosecutor will announce next Monday whether or not she will reopen a preliminary investigation into a rape allegation against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.

U.S. sinks Arctic accord due to climate change differences: diplomats

May 08 2019

ROVANIEMI, Finland The United States has refused to sign an agreement on challenges in the Arctic due to discrepancies over climate change wording, diplomats said on Tuesday, jeopardising cooperation in the polar region at the sharp edge of global warming.

U.S. sinks Arctic accord due to climate change differences

May 07 2019

ROVANIEMI, Finland, May 7 The United States has refused to sign an agreement on challenges in the Arctic due to discrepancies over climate change wording, diplomats said on Tuesday, jeopardising cooperation in the polar region at the sharp edge of global warming.

Pompeo: Russia is "aggressive" in Arctic, China's work there also needs watching

May 06 2019

ROVANIEMI, Finland U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday that Russia is behaving aggressively in the Arctic and China's actions there had to be watched closely as well, amid growing divisions in the polar region over global warming and access to minerals. | Video

Arctic nations to meet amid tensions over environment, resources

May 06 2019

STOCKHOLM Top diplomats from the United States, Russia and other nations which border the Arctic meet in Finland on Monday to discuss policies governing the polar region, as tensions grow over how to deal with global warming and access to mineral wealth.

RPT-Arctic nations to meet amid tensions over environment, resources

May 06 2019

* GRAPHIC Rising global temperatures: http://tmsnrt.rs/2fd44vX

Egalitarian Sweden getting more unequal as tax cuts help the rich

Apr 09 2019

STOCKHOLM Sweden's Social Democrat-led government will outline tax cuts for top earners on Wednesday, widening the gap between rich and poor in a country that has long enjoyed a reputation for social equality.

Swedish authorities widen Swedbank inquiry to include suspected fraud

Mar 27 2019

STOCKHOLM Sweden's Economic Crime Authority (EBM) widened its Swedbank investigation to include suspected fraud following a raid on Wednesday on the Swedish bank's headquarters in an inquiry into its handling of money laundering allegations.

Estonia investigates alleged Swedbank link to money laundering scandal

Feb 20 2019

STOCKHOLM Estonia is investigating allegations linking Swedbank to suspicious transactions in the country involving Danske Bank, Estonia's state prosecutor said on Wednesday.

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