Radio Sweden's coverage of business and the economy.
Sweden's speaker of parliament has refused to allow a vote on a government tax cut that members of the opposition want to stop, news agency TT reports.
Read more Speaker stops vote on government tax cut
Animal rights activists have secretly filmed Swedish pig farms, and Swedish Television reports that the footage shows shocking conditions: A pig chewing on a dismembered trotter; pigs with ears and tails bitten off; sties with the floor covered with faeces up to ten centimetres thick.
Read more Activists film cannibalism in pig farms
Youth unemployment is so high in some parts of Sweden that the EU Commission is now sending financial aid to help young people find work.
Swedish Radio News reports the Commission distributes emergency funds to crisis regions throughout the Union where youth unemployment surpasses 25 percent, which is the case for three regions in Sweden.
Read more EU to help Sweden's unemployed youth
Swedish music streaming site Spotify unveiled Tuesday how much a musician is paid for each song played by the service, news agency AFP reports, with many earning on average between SEK 0.04 and 0.05 per stream.
Read more Spotify unveils how much it pays in royalties
The effects of Storm Hilde on Sweden's timber industry were announced Tuesday, with 3.5 million cubic meters of trees downed a fortnight ago. The damage could equal out to a loss of SEK 500 million for the industry.
Read more Timber industry could lose millions due to storm
Sweden was once again highlighted for being one of the least corrupt nations in the world, according to an annual survey from Transparency International.
Read more Sweden scores high in anti-corruption index
Automaker Volvo will test 100 self-driving cars on the streets of Gothenburg in 2017, Swedish Radio News reports.
The experiment is part of a research project between Volvo and the city along with the Swedish Transport Administration, the Transport Authority and Lindholmen science park.
Read more Volvo to pilot 100 self-driving cars by 2017
Cutting taxes on restaurant meals has lead to lower prices and the creation of some 4,000 more jobs in the industry, according to a new report from the National Institute of Economic Research (NIER).
Read more Report: restaurant tax cut led to job increase
Electric car company Nevs, the buyer of the bankrupt Swedish automaker Saab, relaunched production Monday and rolled out its newest models at a factory in Trollhättan, western Sweden.
Read more 9-3 Aero sedans roll off Nevs' production line
An increasing number of Swedish retailers and online stores embrace the American shopping tradition "Black Friday", newspaper Dagens Nyheter reports. In the US the Black Friday sales typically feature heavy discounts and more items on sale.
Read more Swedish stores embrace Black Friday sales
Thousands of old bank notes, totalling some five billion krona, will be invalid at the start of next year and Swedes are encouraged to turn in the old paper currency before it's too late.
Sweden is removing from circulation the 1,000 and 50 kronor notes that lack a strip of foil on the lefthand side. The new notes featuring the foil strip are already in circulation.
Read more Sweden to ring in new year with new notes
Four senior members of Telia Sonera's management team were fired on Friday in connection with a bribery scandal stemming from the company's dealings in Uzbekistan, news agency TT reports.
Telia Sonera announced an internal review found that some transactions were not carried out "in line with sound business practices," leading to the terminations. The telecommunications company said its review is still on-going.
Read more Bribery scandal prompts firings from Telia Sonera
Taking a page from Volvo Truck's advertising book, the city of Höganäs has recreated actor Jean-Claude Van Damme's eye-watering "epic split" commercial to encourage investment in the south-western town.
Read more Höganäs mayor does Van Damme's 'epic split'
After this weekend's agreement on Iran's nuclear programme, the country is now seeking to end its isolation, and trade links with Sweden are on the agenda. Iran's deputy foreign minister is in Stockholm for two days, and in two weeks a Swedish business delegation will visit Iran.
Read more Swedish moves to trade with Iran
Several large Swedish fashion companies have said they will stop buying clothes containing angora fur from China, until they have been assured that no cruelty against the rabbits providing the soft fur. The decision comes after the British animal rights organisation PETA published undercover footage of workers ripping the fur off rabbits screaming in pain.
Lindex, MQ and H&M have all contacted their suppliers in China to ensure their rules against animal cruelty are followed.
Read more Clothing firms stop buying angora fur