A senior civil servant in Sweden's finance ministry was closely involved in some of the questionable deals done by the scandal-hit pension fund Allra, it was reported on Monday.
Radio Sweden's coverage of business and the economy.
- Questionable deals.
- 1.4 million seniors.
Today, the government announced a proposal to cut taxes on pensioners as part of the upcoming autumn budget.
- International investigation.
The Swedish bank Nordea is subject to a major international money-laundering probe, the Danish newspaper Berlingske reported on Monday night. It now turns out that Handelsbanken, Swedbank and SEB are also involved.
- Documents leaked to international media.
Nordea and Danske Bank are involved in a major international money-laundering probe, according to documents seen by the Danish newspaper Berlingske.
- Industry and opposition are critical.
The Swedish Social Democrat-Green Party government wants to bring in a climate tax on flights as part of its autumn budget - a move that would hike up ticket prices.
- Criticised by human-rights activists.
Sweden’s minister for enterprise and innovation, Mikael Damberg, has signed a defence cooperation deal with Colombia - an important milestone for Saab, which wants to export Gripen fighter jets to the South American nation.
- Denies meeting.
A lawyer for the former Brazilian president Lula da Silva had asked Swedish prime minister Stefan Löfven to stand as a witness in the ongoing Saab bribery trial.
- Looking to recruit a new team.
Ingemar Hansson, head of Sweden's Tax Agency, was fired Thursday by Finance Minister Magdalena Andersson, a decision she said had been in the works for some time.
- 'It was a mistake to come.'
Efforts to curb newly arrived immigrants and asylum seekers from settling in Hultsfred municipality have yet to stop people from coming, reports Swedish Radio.
- Company oversights.
High-skilled tech industry workers are in short supply in Sweden, and Stockholm's start-up scene relies on international talent. But these sought-after workers fear being deported because of the Migration Agency's strict interpretation of the rules for work permits.
- Investigative programme.
The head of Sweden's Tax Agency attempted to help a friend negotiate away a bill from an architectural firm, reports Swedish Television.
- Letter to Justice Ministry.
Music streaming service Spotify is in an uproar about staff members facing possible deportation on technicalities involving their work contracts.
- Digital economy.
As businesses and other taxpayers close the books on 2016, the Swedish Tax Agency is gearing up for filings. This year the agency is stepping up its efforts against tax-cheating businesses online.
- Sweden's Iran visit.
The Swedish government, which claims to have a 'feminist foreign policy,' was accused of hypocrisy and double standards on Monday after Trade Minister Ann Linde and female colleagues wore headscarves when meeting Iranian President Rouhani in Tehran at the weekend.
- 80 million potential customers.
More than a year after oil and financial sanctions were lifted against Iran, a Swedish business delegation is there along with the prime minister to talk trade this weekend.