The costs of public transport in Sweden is outstripping the number of passengers who use it, according to a review by the weekly newspaper Dagens Samhälle.
- Companies in the red.
- "If they had to cover their costs,all the reactors would close."
Five years after the promise was made, and despite a Green Party Environment Minister in government, the Swedish nuclear energy industry will still not have to take full financial responsibility for a disaster any time soon.
- 28 oktober kl 15:38
Interest Rates Karin Lundbäck
history was made in Sweden this morning, as the central bank, Riksbanken, set a zero base interest rate for the very first time. The quarter of a percentage point cut was greater than most economists predicted and was made to boost exceptionally low inflation. Karin Lundbäck, a reporter with Swedish Radio News` economics department, explain`s to Radio Sweden the consequences of the cut.Historic low.
The Swedish central bank lowered its key interest rate, the repo rate, to a record low zero percent on Tuesday in a bid to boost inflation.
- First delivery expected in 2019.
Brazil has now signed a contract for the development and production of 36 Gripen NG fighter aircraft from the Swedish defense company, Saab, according to news agency TT.
- To see if they could cope with a sudden recession.
All of Sweden's four major banks passed a new bank stress test by the EU's European Bank Authority.
- 24 oktober kl 16:19
Climate change may scupper flood insurance for many
Climate change is expected to hit Swedish households close to water, as a representative of the insurance industry says they may soon abandon any attempt to cover them. Reporter: Loukas Christodoulou.Close to sea, lakes or in valleys.
Climate change is expected to hit Swedish households close to water, as an insurance industry representative says they may soon abandon any attempt to cover them.
- (4:33 min)24 oktober kl 13:00
Does the life sciences sector have a future in Sweden?
Earlier this summer, US drugmaker Pfizer launched several bids to acquire the Anglo-Swedish pharma company AstraZeneca, a move that sent alarm bells throughout the government. The offer had many worried about future of the life-sciences sector here. And that question was the topic of a recent seminar in Stockholm. Reporter: Frank Radosevich.Growing competition and shrinking workforce.
When US drugmaker Pfizer launched several bids to acquire the Anglo-Swedish pharma company AstraZeneca this summer, the move sent alarm bells throughout the Swedish government. The offer had many wondering about future of the life-sciences sector here.
- 23 oktober kl 14:45
How will the budget affect Swedish pocketbooks
The government is proposing SEK 25 billion in additional spending next year to create more jobs and to boost Sweden`s welfare system. But how will all this affect the average Swede`s wallet? To help answer that question is economist Ingela Gabrielsson from the Swedish bank Nordea. Reporter: Nathalie Rothschild.Cash to create jobs, improve elderly care.
The government is proposing investments of more than SEK 25 billion in its first budget presented Thursday.
- (1:42 min)21 oktober kl 17:29
1022 svagare kronor ON
The Swedish krona has been falling relative to other currencies. That makes buying imported goods more expensive here but it also means goods manufactured in Sweden are more competitive worldwide. Reporter: Jonathan Ewing.Krona falling since the springtime.
In February, Sweden's exports were down thanks to a strong currency and weak competitiveness on the trade market. But since the spring, the Swedish krona has been falling.
- 20 oktober kl 22:31
Swedish board game designers take their games to the world`s largest board game convention, Essen Spiel in Germany. Over the past decade, the world of tabletop, analog board games has been experiencing a renaissance. Millions of people of all ages across the globe are choosing to set aside their digital devices and screens to sit across from friends at a table to play games like Settlers of Catan and Carcassonne, two games from Germany that helped spark the movement. These games are far from the Monopolies of days past, with complex strategy and immersive narrative experiences. Germany has been at the forefront of a board game Golden Age, and this is no more apparent than at the Essen Spiel board game convention, over one weekend in October in the small town of Essen, in western Germany. But it is not all about playing and buying hot new releases. Many budding designers travel to Essen hoping to find a company willing to publish and distribute their games. Sweden is known for its coBoard game fair has 150,000 visitors.
Swedish board game designers take their games to the world's largest board game convention, Essen Spiel in Germany.
- (4:05 min)7 oktober kl 16:20
The world is paying this Scandinavian country to take its garbage, which means in real terms that Sweden is set to import about 1.5 million tonnes of the slimy stuff in 2014.Your trash is our trash.
The world is paying this Scandinavian country to take its garbage, which means in real terms that Sweden is set to import about 1.5 million tonnes of the slimy stuff in 2014.
- Another month of non-transferable parental leave.
The new Swedish government is to propose that a third month of parental leave is to be specifically earmarked for each parent, and cannot be transferred to the other, according to newspaper Svenska Dagbladet.