The government lowers its growth forecast to 3.5 per cent for this year, but Minister for Finance Magdalena Andersson expects a somewhat stronger growth in the coming two years.
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- Budget forecast.
- Biggest party in centre-right Alliance.
The biggest opposition party wants to cut benefits for the unemployed, and limit their right to childcare benefits, in order to get more people into the labour market.
- Syed Latif wants to return.
Sweden did not have to deport a man to Bangladesh for finding a job on private site LinkedIn, says European parliamentarian Fredrick Federley, who asked the EU Commission for guidance.
- Culture Minister worried for media future.
A scenario presented to the board of troubled media company Mittmedia would see 75 per cent of its journalists sacked, and make many of Sweden’s local papers into free sheets.
- Highest since 1990s.
New home-building in Sweden is up by almost half in the first part of this year, compared to the same time in 2015, although there are still housing shortages in most of Sweden.
- In the job 18 months.
The chief executive of Handelsbanken, one of Sweden's largest banks, has been sacked. Frank Vang-Jensen leaves his post with immediate effect, the bank said in a statement.
- Want more of a market.
A group of Social Democrats at the Stockholm School of Economics think it's time for their party to make a radical compromise and give up a core policy - rent control - in order to break the political deadlock on housing.
- Variation across country.
The Swedish housing market has been calmer this summer compared to last year, with new regulations potentially having an effect on house prices.
- Due to weather.
There will be a lot fewer lingonberries in the north of Sweden this year compared to last, according to the latest forecast from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU).
- Varies from bank to bank.
Newcomers to Sweden are having difficulty opening bank accounts, Swedish Radio News has discovered.
- Seen as a major scandal.
The Swedish parliament's constitutional committee will today meet to decide the fate of the watchdog body that audits the state, after a newspaper reported irregular behaviour by the Auditor Generals.
- Starts in August.
The health of people who are in temporary employment is to be studied by the Karolinska Institutet.
- Highest since 1965.
The figure for the sale of new cars in July was the second highest ever for that month since records began, according to industry representatives Bil Sweden.
- EBA stress test.
Sweden’s four biggest banks are well equipped to cope should there be another financial crisis, a health check of Europe's banks has shown.