Swedes travelling to far-flung destinations such as Thailand should be forced to pay a green tax of upto SEK 430 per person, a report presented to the government said Wednesday.
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- Telecoms giant Ericsson is dogged by new bribery allegations. And Swedish retailers gear up once again for the all-American frenzy of Black Friday.
- Hard to keep track of Swedish companies abroad?
Former executives with Swedish telecoms giant Ericsson have told Swedish Radio that they used money from the firm to bribe high officials and ministers in several countries between 1998 and 2001, including the former president of Costa Rica.
- Includes Costa Rica.
Swedish telecom giant Ericsson paid out millions in systematic bribes at the end of the 90s and early 2000s to win business contracts in a number of countries, several of the company's former executives tell Swedish Radio News.
- Not just for gamers.
Virtual reality goggles are Sweden's Christmas present of the year, says retail consulting group HUI Research.
Sweden's central bank, the Riksbank, announced on Wednesday it was looking into whether or not it should issue some form of electronic money, called ekrona, within two years.
- Strike underway.
Workers at Sweden’s busiest container port in Gothenburg have gone on strike after they were unable to reach an agreement with the port’s owners in a dispute over working conditions.
- Big uncertainty.
Sweden’s stock exchange reacted less drastically to the US election than many had feared, but the business community here is holding its breath on what a Trump presidency will mean to Swedish businesses.
- December 2016.
With Christmas not far off, yuletide shopping is expected to reach new record levels this year according to a forecast released by HUI Research on Tuesday.
- 850-page-long report.
An investigation into private companies running Sweden's schools, health and elderly care services recommends limiting profits to 7 percent.
- Huge profits.
Finance Minister Magdalena Andersson today presented plans to increase taxes on banks and financial companies to raise billions for welfare services.
- Staffed by US.
Sweden and the US signed an agreement on Friday which will allow travellers to the US to go through immigration and customs at Stockholm’s Arlanda airport.
- Welfare profits.
A majority of Swedes are against profits made by schools and healthcare providers being distributed to shareholders, a new survey has suggested.