Trusting your own intuition may be better than going to a bank to get advice on what stocks to invest in, new Swedish research shows.
- Interview with Swedish Radio.
Scandinavian Airlines CEO Rickard Gustafson says his airline is not planning to start its own low-cost carrier, unlike rivals Lufthansa and Air France-KLM.
- Price down seven percent.
The price of oil has dropped since the beginning of November and it is having positive effects on the Swedish economy, especially in industries like transport and exports.
- (4:54 min)17 december kl 17:13
Coffee war as Starbucks expands in Sweden?
"Love it or hate it, a giant American coffee chain - whose name you might be able to guess - has slowly been dipping into the Swedish market for a few years now, but the company just opened two flagship cafes in the heart of Stockholm this month, and another opening downtown is slated for spring. The company also has other plans to expand, and Radio Sweden`s Brett Ascarelli found out what all this means for the competition, and how coffee-drinkers feel about the new bean on the block."First in central Stockholm.
Love it or hate it, a giant American coffee chain has slowly been dipping into the Swedish market for a few years now. The company just opened two flagship cafes in the heart of Stockholm this month, and another opening downtown is slated for spring. What does this mean for the competition and for coffee-drinkers?
- Stockholm council wants to build houses on site.
Former Social Democrat minister Anders Sundström has been given the job of seeing if Stockholm's city-centre Bromma Airport can be closed and flights transferred to the larger Arlanda Airport north of the city.
- (3:20 min)17 december kl 16:27
Losing small cultural magazines could have big impact
Less money for small cultural magazines in Sweden, after the centre-right opposition got their proposal to take away three quarters of the state subsidy. Many of these magazines have few readers but the head of one of Sweden`s biggest attractions, the modern art museum in Malmö, says his institution will be hit by a knock on effect. And Jan Petter Nilsson condemns this cut. Reporter: Loukas Christoulou.Warning from Modern Art Museum.
The head of the Malmö branch of one of Sweden's biggest art attractions says his institution will be hit by a knock-on effect of a big cut in funding for culture magazines.
- 17 december kl 15:45
People without occupational pensions warned to plan ahead
"At least a tenth of employees in Sweden are not receiving occupational pension, which could put them at risk of only receiving the state pension when its time to retire. A state pension for a person who has worked here all their life will still only add up to about half their salary, so the Swedish Pensions Agency is warning people to think ahead. Radio Sweden`s Loukas Christodoulou interviewed Monica Petersson, a pensions expert with the agency."Retirement.
At least one in ten workers in Sweden will not be getting an occupational pension – or pension from their employer, reports Swedish Radio News.
- Inflation target is two percent.
Sweden's key repo interest rate will probably stay at 0 percent for at least the next two years, the Swedish Central Bank announced Tuesday.
- Opposition from Greens.
The Stockholm bypass will likely go ahead, despite government opposition, after a decision by the county council, reports Swedish Radio News.
- Ministers leaving politics and joining business.
On Thursday the new government said it would investigate bringing in a cool-off period to stop politicians taking jobs in business straight after leaving politics.
- Focus on "LAS" regulations.
A large number of local Moderate Party leaders want to make it easier for employers to lay off staff, a policy that conflicts with the stance of their national leadership.
- But not with Moderates.
The main backer of the Social Democrat party wants them to ditch their Green allies.
- Takes over after Anders Borg
The new Moderate spokesperson for economic affairs has been named as former social insurance minister Ulf Kristersson.