Music streaming service Spotify is in an uproar about staff members facing possible deportation on technicalities involving their work contracts.
Radio Sweden's coverage of business and the economy.
- Letter to Justice Ministry.
- Digital economy.
As businesses and other taxpayers close the books on 2016, the Swedish Tax Agency is gearing up for filings. This year the agency is stepping up its efforts against tax-cheating businesses online.
- Sweden's Iran visit.
The Swedish government, which claims to have a 'feminist foreign policy,' was accused of hypocrisy and double standards on Monday after Trade Minister Ann Linde and female colleagues wore headscarves when meeting Iranian President Rouhani in Tehran at the weekend.
- 80 million potential customers.
More than a year after oil and financial sanctions were lifted against Iran, a Swedish business delegation is there along with the prime minister to talk trade this weekend.
- Lifted sanctions.
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and Minister for Trade Ann Linde are visiting Iran this weekend, accompanied by a large trade delegation of Swedish companies.
- Staff cuts ahead.
State-owned Swedish-Danish postal service Postnord reported a total loss of more than SEK 1 billion in the fourth quarter of 2016.
- Global uncertainty.
The Swedish economy is growing strongly with high living standards the envy of the world but income inequality continues its steady rise, the OECD reported Wednesday.
- Annual report.
Volvo Cars announced Wednesday that 2016 was a bumper year for the company with record sales and operating earnings of SEK 11 billion.
- Record many cars.
Volvo announced on Tuesday that it plans to produce a record number of cars this year, resulting in the creation of 700-800 new jobs at its' factory in Gothenburg, western Sweden.
- Karlshamn votes yes.
The government said late Monday it will not discourage a local municipality from renting out its port as a base for the Nord Stream 2 pipeline project, saying it has been given assurances security at the port will be high.
- Currently cutting thousands of jobs.
Crisis-hit corporation Ericsson is losing vast sums of money, and has sharply cut how much its paying to investors.
- Trading with the UK.
How does Britain's decision to go for a "hard" Brexit affect Swedish businesses in the UK and trade between the two countries?
Consumers looking for butter and cream made with Swedish milk may have a hard time finding it this year as demand has outstripped supply.
- Corruption table.
Sweden once again scores highly as one of the least corrupt countries in the world. However, scandals involving cronyism and conflicts of interest led anti-corruption watchdog, Transparency International, to say "values had wavered precariously" in 2016.
- Wanda Group.
A Chinese company said it will buy up SF Bio, Sweden's largest cinema chain, the company announced in a press release.