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Radio Sweden Wednesday

Sweden and Finland enjoy a rivalry that seems to stretch across the ages, and in the modern version of that competition it appears that Finland is winning.

And in this month’s edition of Business Brief:  the sounds of heavy metal and the Swedish economy plowing full steam ahead, with 2007 looking to be a banner year.

Closing music: Neneh Cherry ’Woman’

Sweden’s age-old rivalry with Finland has crossed sporting, cultural and geographical boundaries in its time, but now the competition has taken on a more modern twist in the contest to attract tourists to the countries’ exotic northern extremeties.

Sweden admits that Finnish Lapland is doing a much better job in attracting international visitors and is crying out NO MORE! As Radio Sweden’s Dave Russell reports, the battle lines have now been drawn:

Time now for this month’s edition of Business Brief with Radio Sweden’s Mark Cummins:

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