Popstars like Beyonce, Alicia Keys, Chris Martin from Coldplay and Kanye West were all present at a press conference in the States last night to announce the re-launch of the music-subscription streaming service called Tidal.
- Service created by Swedish start-up.
- Many worried local services will stop.
A national information service coordinated by The Swedish Consumer Agency was inaugurated Tuesday. The service is called Hallå konsument (Hello Consumer).
- Did not mention the diplomatic crisis.
The Swedish king has not apologised to Saudi Arabia, says newspaper Svenska Dagbladet, which has seen the royal letter.
- Site as yet unknown.
Volvo Cars said on Monday that it is to build its first ever manufacturing plant in the US, in an investment worth $500 million.
- Reality show realtor.
Radio Sweden's special guest this week, went from selling advent calendars door to door as a little boy growing up in the Stockholm suburb of Akalla, to becoming a real estate mogul in New York, selling property to celebrities like Jennifer Lopez and Sarah Jessica Parker.
- Löfven to visit in late March.
The head of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in China, Irena Busic, says to Radio Sweden it is impossible to criticise China openly without causing major damage to trade relations.
- "Is China next?"
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven is going to China later this week, and Swedish businesses have expressed concern that Sweden will criticise the country and set off a crisis similar to the one with Saudi Arabia, news agency TT reports.
- Fresh study out today.
The Economic Research Institute's annual report indicates that there will be a 5 percent growth in Swedish exports for two consecutive years, Swedish Radio News reports, and the employment rate will rise, too.
- Using phones and tablets to check and file their tax returns.
It’s getting more and more popular to review and file income tax returns using mobile phones or tablets. By 7:00 PM Friday, the day after this year’s electronic filing service opened, more than 1,480,000 Swedes had logged in, twice as many as last year.
- Ministers meeting business leaders on Thursday night.
The decision by Saudi Arabia on Thursday to stop issuing visas to Swedish business people has shaken the Swedish business community. "This must be resolved now. It's actually Swedish jobs at stake," Andreas Åström of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce told TT.
- Will also purchase more bonds.
Sweden's central bank, or Riksbank, decided Wednesday to drop the nation's repo rate another 0.15 percent, down to negative 0.25 percent.
- The poverty line is relative.
According to Swedish Television, some 250,000 pensioners in Sweden live below the poverty line. But in benefit-generous Sweden, with one of the world's most comprehensive welfare states, how is this possible?
- Started to widen in 1980s.
The income disparity between the economic elite in Sweden and everybody else has risen dramatically over recent years. The directors of the top 50 largest corporations make on average SEK 17 million per year, 50 times what an industrial worker makes.