Radio Sweden's coverage of business and the economy.
- The government wants to give billions of extra kronor to police, the Migration Agency and the social welfare system next year. We look at where the money is going and who's footing the bill.
- Would end 140 years of production.
The telecoms company Ericsson has plans to end its manufacturing in Sweden, according to internal documents seen by a major newspaper.
Personal finances expert Sharon Lavie says the winners in this autumn budget proposal are people receiving benefits, senior citizens and families with young children.
- Spain still number one.
Nine out of ten Swedes say they haven't changed their overseas holiday travel plans due to fears of terrorism, a survey from a travel magazine found.
- All three auditors now resigned.
A summer of harsh criticism and newspaper revelations of alleged conflict of interest issues resulted in another resignation from the National Audit Office, Thursday.
- Bribery and corruption.
Swedish telecoms operator Telia said on Thursday that US and Dutch authorities want it to pay SEK 12 billion to settle probes into alleged corrupt practices in Uzbekistan.
- Wines getting better.
Sweden's winemakers in the south of the country are predicting a bumper harvest thanks to a sunny May and September.
- Says longterm focus needed.
The government promised on Monday to boost police and security spending by an extra SEK 2 billion in its fall budget proposal but the Swedish Police Union says the additional spending amounts to too little, too late.
- Many farms closing.
The sale of organic produce has reached new record levels, but organic dairy farmers still face an uphill struggle due to the low milk prices.
- Working within the EU.
Sweden’s government does not support the building of the German-Russian Nord Stream 2 pipeline, but has no legal way to stop it, was the message from Foreign Minister Margot Wallström in Thursday’s parliamentary debate.
The Swedish parliament will debate the Nord Stream 2 pipeline today, as the opposition Christian Democrats say the Russian-German pipeline in the Baltic should be blocked, because of the invasion of Ukraine.
- Acute shortage.
Sweden will almost surely miss a target set for home building during the next decade and risks overcrowding, according to chief analyst Bo Söderberg at the National Housing Board.
- "New revelations" to be published.
Ulf Bengtsson, one of Sweden's three national auditors, will leave his post after he was confronted with unpublished media reports about his contacts and actions while in office.
- Lower asylum costs.
Sweden will replenish its foreign aid budget by SEK 6.4 billion this year, after the government used the budget in recent years to finance the nation's asylum reception and care system.