Radio Sweden's coverage of business and the economy.
- Will celebrate in Stockholm.
The minimum wage for police officers is going up, after a deal between the police board and the trade union.
- Penalty fee.
The Swedish Rowing Association has paid no tax on the money paid to the team’s captain, and now has to hand over a sum equal to half their subsidy from the Olympic Committee.
- Added responsibilities around refugees taxes workers.
A program to help newly-arrived immigrants has come under scrutiny after employees with the Swedish Public Employment Service complained that an increased influx of asylum seekers coupled with an expansion of their duties was stressing the system.
- GNP falls from 3 to 2.1 percent.
According to a new report, growth in the Swedish economy this year has been weaker than expected.
- Increase of SEK 2,000 each month.
The Social Democrats announced Monday that if they win September’s elections they would allocate an additional SEK 2.5 billion a year to increase teachers’ salaries.
- More extreme weather.
The red-green opposition wants stricter legislation on fire safety in forests and fields, in the wake of the country's biggest fire in modern history.
- Evacuees begin returning home after nearly two-week blaze.
Damage caused by central Sweden's biggest wildfire in recent memory could cost insurance companies hundreds of millions of krona, news agency TT reports.
- Share price fall on NY exchange
Swedish game developing company King saw their stock plummet on the New York stock exchange after presenting their interim report on Tuesday. This despite an increase in profits and turnover.
- Bleaker outlook thanks to slow and uneven recovery.
Finance Minister Anders Borg painted a gloomier picture of the Swedish economy on Monday, saying the nation's growth forecast for next year would likely be lowered.
- SEK 40 million worth of pirated goods stopped in 2013.
More companies are seeking help from Swedish Customs to stop pirated and counterfeit goods from entering the country's marketplace.
- Food producers may head here to sell goods.
Food prices in Swedish supermarkets might drop this fall as a result of Russian sanctions on EU food products as countries with big exports to Russia need to find new markets.
- Local authorities upset over payment process.
Battling the wildfire in Västmanland county is costing several million krona each day. But even before the flames are out, authorities are fighting over who should foot the bill.