Fear that trade tariffs may be imposed by President Donald Trump is overshadowing a trip to the US undertaken by Swedish suppliers in the automotive industry.
Radio Sweden's coverage of business and the economy.
- Police carried out house search.
The former CEO of tech company Fingerprint Cards is in police custody suspected of economic crimes.
- Represents business interests.
There are many uncertainties regarding what Donald Trump's presidency will mean for international business links, but the American Chamber of Commerce in Sweden does not see any major impending threats to US-Swedish trade.
- Change in trend.
An increasing number of Swedish companies with manufacturing facilities in low-cost countries are returning to Sweden, a new study shows. Radio Sweden spoke to one such company, which has replaced offshore production with a robot back in Sweden.
- A special programme looking ahead to what we can expect from 2017.
- Decision follows viral video.
Members of Sweden's firework industry want to stop selling a large type of firework after a string of incidents on New Year's Eve, including in Malmö where rockets were shot into crowds.
- VAT down from 25 to 12 per cent.
One of the changes in Swedish law as of January 1, 2017, is lower taxes on repairs. But will this translate into lower prices for consumers? Some of the repair-shop owners Radio Sweden spoke to will leave their rates unchanged.
- Looking ahead.
What can we expect from the economy in Sweden in 2017? The forecast is reasonably bright, despite many uncertainties on the horizon.
- Employment law.
A new law aiming to protect employees who sound the alarm about irregularities at work is coming into force on January 1, 2017.
- Criticised initiative.
As of January 1, 2017, the Migration Agency will no longer organise internships for asylum seekers.
- Pets in distress.
A rising number of dog owners choose to take their dogs to a calm place instead of giving sedatives during the fireworks on New Year’s Eve.
- Stockholm's Stadsmission.
A charity for the homeless is collecting unwanted holiday presents, and one of those involved tells Radio Sweden what kinds of gifts Swedes have been passing on.
- Limited storage allowed for fighting crime.
The EU’s Court of Justice has ruled that Sweden cannot force telecoms operators and Internet service providers to routinely store data on what their customers do online and whom they call.
- To cut pensioner tax.
The Christian Democrat Party wants to raise SEK 15 billion from extra sales fees in order to cut tax for pensioners.
- One of two harbors.
Gotland Municipality has declined to lease the port of Slite to Russia's Gazprom to help with the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline.