Radio Sweden's coverage of business and the economy.
- Leaves with immediate effect.
Hans Vestberg has left his position as chief executive of Swedish telecommunications firm Ericsson, days after a report showed disappointing financial results.
- Further review needed.
Scandinavia's largest banking group, Nordea, has blocked 68 accounts after suspicions arose during an internal investigation of the bank’s procedures after the Panama Paper leaks.
- Long running agreement.
Volvo is one of five truck manufacturers hit with the biggest ever cartel fine issued by the EU for colluding to keep prices of its vehicles artificially high.
- Swedish workforce unlikely to be spared from the cuts.
The Swedish telecommunications firm Ericsson is expected to have to layoff thousands more staff in its attempt to cut costs in the wake of weaker sales.
- Puts independence in question.
One of Sweden's three national auditors resigned on Friday after a newspaper revealed she showed internal documents to some of those being audited, and intervened to get friends into positions at the National Audit Office.
- Brexit vote affected decision.
The head of Sweden's Central Bank Stefan Ingves announced Wednesday, that the country's key interest rate will remain unchanged, at -0.5%, which it has been since February this year.
- Staple summer food.
More than just a staple of the Midsummer smörgåsbord, strawberries are a popular food throughout the entire summer. But are Swedish strawberries better than others, as many Swedes claim?
- Registered as unemployed.
Individuals who have temporary or hourly contracts are subject to different rules regarding sick pay and benefits compared to full-time employees and thus lose out on receiving compensation.
- Brits apply for citizenship in record numbers. Experts tell us how a Brexit vote may affect Swedish politics and economy. And Bergman Week kicks off on Fårö.
- Record demand in education, healthcare.
Teachers, healthcare workers, engineers, IT specialists and construction workers will be the most in demand in the Swedish labour market in the coming year, according to a new forecast from the Swedish Public Employment Service.
- Stockholm index.
Stocks in Sweden suffered their worst day a year, shedding more than 8 percent on the first day of trading since the UK voted on Friday to leave the European Union.
- 2 kilometre trial run.
The world's first electric highway has been opened in central Sweden, where lorries are 'fuelled' from electric cables hanging over the road, just like a tram. Now a two-year trial period is starting, and local businesses are eyeing it closely.