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Radio Sweden Thursday

Published torsdag 23 mars 2006 kl 11.42
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Stockholm on ice - frigid Swedish winters make for record high electricity bills
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Coming up today: 

The late spring is prolonging Swedes’ record high electricity bills. Businesses are complaining and the electorate is unhappy. Now the government is scampering for a solution...

And speaking of price bubbles: We take a look at buying a house in Sweden, where some claim the buyer is seriously disadvantaged by a murky system of bidding wars - where the real estate agents call the shots.

And in Nordic lights: The continuing after-shocks of those Danish Mohammed cartoons, a booming – or some say exploding – Icelandic economy, and an artistic voyage to the North Sea islands of the Norwegian vikings

Does Sweden need to revise its deregulated electricity market? There are calls to return to regulation as the only way to bring prices down. Azariah Kiros has more:

Moves are underway to change what’s being described as Sweden’s current ”murky” system of price bidding for houses and apartments. Dave Russell reports:

Time for another Nordic Lights – here’s Bill Schiller with another look at life in Sweden’s Nordic neighbors:

Closing Music: ”Golden Star”, Elysion

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