- Heady times for the industry.
The number of breweries in Sweden is growing, according to figures from the Swedish Board of Agriculture, with several new breweries starting each month.
- Get around laws by being based abroad.
Swedish online gambling sites have posted record profits this year, while at the same time the state-run Svenska spel market share dropped from 46 to 42 percent.
- Forestry companies attempt to prevent future fires.
Friday is exactly one year after an enormous forest fire broke out in Västmanland in central Sweden. And since the fire, forestry companies have changed several of their routines in an attempt to prevent future forest fires.
- Concerned for market-focused renting rules.
The government is planning a study to re-think the rules surrounding rental rights and housing, Social Democrat Immigration Minister Morgan Johansson and Green Party Housing Minister Mehmet Kaplan wrote Thursday in newspaper Svenska Dagbladet.
- Because of low interest rates.
Despite low interest rates and big banks' attempts to encourage customers to review the placement of their savings, many people in Sweden continue to keep their savings in accounts and in short term, low risk money markets. The result of this can mean that savers earn very little interest, if any, reports Swedish Radio News.
- Beginning next year.
Most pensioners will see more money in their wallets starting next year, according to a government press conference on Thursday in Stockholm.
- Favorable exchange rates.
Swedish companies reporting their results for the second quarter are meeting the analysts' expectations or even exceeding them, Radio Sweden reports.
- So far no EU-guidelines.
How organic does a restaurant have to be, to be able to label and market itself as such? Many owners don't know and that's prompting the National Food Agency to establish national rules on the matter.
- Relies too much on state funding.
Sweden should seek a more balanced approach for financing political parties, the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA) writes in an op-ed.