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Some segments of Swedish house prices see some fall

Tuesday, 17 December 2013
Prices of apartment or condos in Sweden rose 0.8 percent in November from the previous month, while prices for various forms of houses known here as villas fell 1.7 percent.

Swedish house prices for newly built dwellings continues to increase

Thursday, 28 November 2013
Prices for newly produced dwellings, i.e. the prices paid by investors, were higher in 2012 compared to 2011.

Did the job market look rosier for the Swedish minority?

Monday, 25 November 2013
It is not new news that the unemployment and access to career opportunities is still higher among Swedish residents or citizens with foreign background than among Swedish-born. But a new number crunching shows that there seems to be a headwind toward a shift.

Improving outlook for the car sector

Tuesday, 19 November 2013
Volvo Cars sales in Europe increased slightly in October compared with the same month last year where the increase in new car registrations stood at 2.6 percent, or 543 vehicles.

Denmark finds a better route to increased employment through improved adult education

Monday, 18 November 2013
Denmark has seen a route to improved employability of the older workers who lost their jobs or who became unemployed get into adult education.

Swedish households’ financial wealth at new record level

Thursday, 14 November 2013
There are reported impressive growths in Swedish household financial development blamed on the strength of the stock market positive performance.

Signs that the Swedish job market is making continued improvements

Thursday, 14 November 2013
There is now indication that the Swedish jobs market is beginning to heal. Latest data from Swedish statistic office Statistic Sweden (SCB) show an increase in the number of people in employment.

Immigrants boost to swedish exports – a new study show

Tuesday, 12 November 2013
Yet another study about the value of immigrants in Sweden to show that their usefulness for the business world in that Nordic country is stronger than previously thought. They help to boost exports.

Swedish housing shortage Costing the economy Billions – case study Stockholm

Monday, 11 November 2013
Swedish capital Stockholm is in housing crisis mood and this is well known. But what is not yet known until. According to media reports, it now been determined that the cost to the economy of housing shortages in Stockholm will cost Skr21 billion a year in lost growth over the next 20 years.

Swedish PMI for Services shows a mild rebound

Tuesday, 05 November 2013
The Swedish Purchasing managers' index for services (PMI - services) rose slightly to 53.7 in October from 53.3 in September. PMI - Services thus remains in the growth zone for the fourth consecutive month, indicating a solid performance in services.

Swedish PMI fell to 52.0 in October still in growth zone - stable industrial activities

Friday, 01 November 2013
Swedish purchaser’s manager Index (PMI) for the Swedish industrial sector fell by 4.0 index points to 52.0 in October from 56.0 months before. The corresponding month last year, purchasing managers index 43.1.

Cost of cash management  in Sweden to increase and this will hit hard small businesses and consumers

Monday, 28 October 2013
Swedish banks are raising the cost of handling cash, something that will make it very costly for businesses and consumer whom the cost will be passed to.

Swedish housing market over heating – would affect the economy

Friday, 18 October 2013
There are already talks of the Swedish housing market overheating. Reports on Swedish television hold that the temperature of the housing market in Stockholm in particular has risen to boiling levels.

Sweden: Housing shortage hampers growth in metropolitan areas – something new?

Monday, 14 October 2013
Where to live or, to put it plan, how to get a house to live in while going to work or while looking for work in three Swedish major cities has becomes almost impossible. If the houses are not exorbitantly expensive such that it is impossible to get a mortgage, the houses would not be there for one to either buy or rent. As a result, business authorities feel that such feat will stifle economic growth in Sweden in the long run.

Southern Sweden finally becomes Sweden's economic growth motor

Tuesday, 08 October 2013
Swedish economic growth will continues to push slowly along the bottom, through this year. However, Southern Sweden has its own wheels, which are spinning very fast and its emerging as the Swedish economic motor.

Fall in the price of grain but how will that be translated to the price for food

Tuesday, 08 October 2013
Improved harvest means that grain prices has had to fall. Over time, this should mean lower food prices but here in Sweden it will take some time for that to be realised.

Shock of almost impossible house rents rise in Swedish major cities

Sunday, 06 October 2013
Will Sweden continue to lead in economic and business competitiveness? The answer to that question has come under intense pressure recently when it emerged that it is almost impossible for a professional to rent a house and condominium in the Swedish biggest cities and their immediate peripheries.

Thousands of Swedish pensioners hit with manipulation in savings

Sunday, 06 October 2013
A large tangle of investment fraud is being rolled up by the Swedish Economic Crimes Bureau, which will have heavy consequences on pensioners who had hopped to have been involved in a form of attractive savings.

Fall in the value of the Norwegian Krone driven by weaker finances

Thursday, 03 October 2013
The Norwegian krone has weakened firmly against the Swedish krona in the past six months. When currency trading closed yesterday, the price stood at Nkr1 to Skr1.06, representing the lowest exchange rates this October, and also the lowest in six years.

Swedish car sales improving better than thought

Tuesday, 01 October 2013
The Swedish car sales seem to have taken off in earnest after the summer.
According to the industry organization Bil Sweden's sales statistics presented today, sales increased by more than eleven percent in September this year compared with the same month last year.

Swedish PMI shot up September indicating a stable industrial climate

Tuesday, 01 October 2013
The Swedish purchasing managers index (PMI) rose by 3.8 index points to 56.0 in September, and all constituent sub-indices contributed to the rise.

Swedish household borrowing rate remains unchanged

Thursday, 26 September 2013
Swedish household loans from banks and mortgage lenders in August amounted to Skr2850 billion, latest official data from Statistics Sweden show. This corresponds to a growth rate of 4.5 percent - just 0.3 percent more than last year at the same time.

The Nordic countries not investing as expected in the tourist sector despite increased prospects

Wednesday, 25 September 2013
Investments in tourism in the Nordic countries, such as hotels and ski facilities, in decreasing when at the same time travels and the number of tourists to the region is on the increase.

Swedish household wealth decreased despite positive financial savings

Wednesday, 25 September 2013
Swedish household wealth declined during the second quarter of this year, despite a positive financial savings, official data from Statistics Sweden (SCB), shows.

Vattenfall Hamburg, Germany forced to sell after unfavourable referandum

Tuesday, 24 September 2013
A referendum conducted in the German region of Hamburg means that Swedish energy giant, Vattenfall would loose its right to sell energy there, and this forced to sell it to the local authority there.

Danish Labour cost increases most in the EU but economists here are not very worried

Tuesday, 24 September 2013
The cost of labour in Denmark in the private sector rose by 1.8 percent in the second quarter this year compared to similar quarter last year. It is more than the EU average, which has increased by 1.1 percent, latest data from Statistics Denmark shows.

The dream for gradates is to work with Google

Monday, 23 September 2013
Students and graduates from the business, economics and technology fields dream to take a job at internet giant Google. Next most attractive is Ernst & Young, followed by Goldman Sachs.

Sweden continues to increase its borrowing in USD - increased by 22 percent

Tuesday, 17 September 2013
At the end of August debt securities with Swedish issuers amounted to SEK 6 091 billion, an increase of SEK 137 billion compared to the previous month.

Swedish house prices rise continue to record levels despite warning alarms of a bubble

Tuesday, 17 September 2013
Swedish house prices continue to increase despite various warnings that house price rise in the Swedish real-estate sector is not economically healthy.

Sweden’s GDP grew less than previously thought in the second quarter 2013

Friday, 13 September 2013
Sweden’s GDP increased 0.1 percent in the second quarter 2013, working-day adjusted and compared to the second quarter of 2012. GDP decreased 0.2 percent, seasonally adjusted and compared to the first quarter of 2013.

Swedish government throws bait to homeowners aimed at attracting into solar cells investment

Thursday, 12 September 2013
The Swedish government wants to encourage micro production of energy through the solar energy production system. The approach will see homeowners with solar cells able to have make some money from energy to the tune of up to Skr12 thousand a year.

Swedish nuclear reactor among the worst in the world

Wednesday, 11 September 2013
Oskarshamn 1 is one of the world's worst nuclear reactors, according to a new finding and classification of the most dangerous nuclear power stations.

Sweden's wonder economy that cannot create jobs as unemployment continue to remain high

Wednesday, 11 September 2013
Swedish unemployment continues to dog the government as new data release shows unemployment remaining at a high level.

Migration is beneficial; economically - Sweden - Norway migration pays better

Friday, 06 September 2013
If you are a Swedes looking for work, there seem to be plenty in Norway for you. Also if you are working in some types of sectors that have a higher demand of skills in Norway, it make sense if you can move over there for it pays up to 50 percent more than in Sweden.

Norway housing will drag the country down just like expected in Sweden

Friday, 06 September 2013
The economic crisis seem to have helped Denmark maintain a slightly more relaxed housing market in that the housing sector here is not experiencing the type of price growth as seen in Sweden and Norway.

Continued efficiency pressure on Toyota as 369,000 cars are recalled including more than 1555 in Sweden

Wednesday, 04 September 2013
The Japanese automaker, Toyota recalls 369,000 cars globally due to various hardware problems. This includes about 200,000 SUVs hybrid, of which 37,000 in Europe, being recalled because of a flaw in the hybrid system's inverters.

Which are the safest cars according to Swedish crash test? Is Volvo still safest in crashes?

Tuesday, 03 September 2013
Toyota Starlet has emerged as the worst car by far according to Swedish latest crash test, while the safest cars are Volvo S60/V60 and V70/S80. These cars provide 59 percent more protection than the average car in a crash between two cars.

Swedish PMI rose to 52.2 in August improving economic scene in the industrial sector

Monday, 02 September 2013
Swedish Purchaser Manager Index - the PMI rose by 0.9 index points to 52.2 in August, latest data show.

Car registration in Sweden increased

Monday, 02 September 2013
New car registration in Sweden in gearing up as new car registration in August stood at  21,616 cars, latest figures out today show.

Swedish  export volume fall

Friday, 30 August 2013
Sweden's total exports volume declined by 4.1 percent in real terms in the second quarter compared with the same period in 2012, whereas imports increased by 2.5 percent in volume latest data from Statistics Sweden show.

Swedish Labour costs are rising also as unemployment continues to remain high

Friday, 30 August 2013
The Swedish Labour Cost Index (AKI) for the private sector in June 2013 was 112.6 for wage - earners and 112.9 for salaried employees, a rise of 2.4 and 2.5 respectively comparatively.

Warning for Sky-high oil price as the fear of an American strike on Syria makes the market wobbly

Wednesday, 28 August 2013
The chances that the US and its allies could take military action against Syria have continued to shake up global markets. In relations of commodities, oil price, which has exploded this week stabilised on Wednesday afternoon.

Shoplifting and shop theft a stumbling bloc to Swedish retail business and the Swedish society as  shops loose billions in shoplifting

Wednesday, 28 August 2013
Thefts in Swedish stores/shops each year amounts to around Skr6 billion, according to an analysis made by the industry organizations, Handelns utredningsinstitut or in short, HUI-research on behave of business and employers organization, Svensk Handel (The Swedish Trade Federation).

Swedes domestic debts Mountain continues to grow and even faster

Tuesday, 27 August 2013
Swedish households borrow more and at increase occurring  and at a very rapid pace, pushing the worrisome Swedish household debt mountain higher.

Swedish business daily, Dagens Industri revisits to mark the books Euro economies - who passed and who failed?

Tuesday, 27 August 2013
The Euro-zone economy is gradually coming out of the water deep, if one was to believe the various news reports and "specialist" analysis being churned out. The Swedish business daily, Dagens Industry, has re-examined the Euro economies and mark their economic books. It is giving its verdict of the four largest European Monitory Union (ENU) economies, France, Italy, Germany and Spain.

Swedish bank, Swedbank sees brightening economic outlook in the "old" world

Tuesday, 27 August 2013
The downturn in the euro area is now levelling off and the U.S. economy look to picks up. The greatest risks not stand in the hand of the side of the emerging economies, particularly related to China.

Swedish export managers see reason to be hopeful and Europe continues to look brightened

Monday, 26 August 2013
Swedish Export Manager has a view that Swedish exports would improve during the third quarter. Export Manager Index (EMI) rose to 56.5 from 51.6 the previous quarter, a situation be cautiously happy about.

Länsförsäkringar bank puts its mortgage rates up likely the start for others to follow

Saturday, 24 August 2013
On August 26, mortgage lender,  Länsförsäkringar will  raise its interest rates for mortgages for the loaning period range of 2 and 7 years.

More Swedish people expected to get sicker in the coming months- new social insurance forecast predict

Wednesday, 21 August 2013
More Swedish people are getting extremely stressed out and according to the Swedish national insurance organisation, Försäkringskassan, in its latest forecast,  more Swedish people are expected to get sick this year and next.

Sweden's unemployment leaps

Monday, 19 August 2013
Swedish unemployment rose in week 33 with 1728 people compared with the previous week thus leading the unemployed to 226,806 able bodied people seeking work and cannot find one.

The Swedish house market dilemma – prices just keep rising

Wednesday, 14 August 2013
First time buyers in the Swedish house market should likely forget the idea of getting on the housing ladder except their pay rise really well or something happens that will cool the persistent house price rise.

Swedish industrial production increased as heavy industries have see increased interest to expand employment

Wednesday, 14 August 2013
Swedish industrial production increased by 3.0 percent in June compared to May in seasonally adjusted figures. Compared with June 2012, industrial production decreased by 4.0 percent in calendar adjusted figures, new data show.

Swedish workers' Union got a smoking gun in the argument of cheap Polish workers in the construction sector

Wednesday, 14 August 2013
How a Stockholm local government opted for cheap Polish workers thus giving the worker Union victory over the argument that Eastern European are preferred just because they are cheap.

Danish youth unemployment among the lowest in Europe

Thursday, 08 August 2013
The Danish youth unemployment is higher than in Germany, but lower than in Sweden. It is also far lower than in Greece, making Denmark with one of the lowest youth unemployment in Europe according to new figures.

Continuous rise in Swedish house prices

Thursday, 08 August 2013
House prices in Sweden rose more than 1 percent during the three month period May-July compared with the previous three-month period, latest official figures from Statistics Sweden show.

Growing Danish unemployed graduates beginning to worry officials

Wednesday, 07 August 2013
All politician of our time have been banging on the maxim that an education at university level makes it easier for a graduate to get into a job and that after all that gruelling studies, the pay will also be good. But this is not what is being experienced today in Denmark.

Swedish service sectors continued to expand as PMI services rose to 56.6 in July

Monday, 05 August 2013
The Swedish Purchasing managers' index for services (PMI - Services) rose to 56.6 points in July from 44.9 in June. This means that the total index is back in the growth zone after hitting a downturn in services throughout the second quarter.

Swedish PMI fell to 51.3 in July but remains in the growth region as stabilization of the industrial sector remains

Thursday, 01 August 2013
Swedish Purchaser Manager Index, (PMI) fell to 51.3 in July from 53.5 in June, down 2.2 index points. This however, remains in the growth zone, which has a lower limit of 50 basis points and means that the Swedish industrial sector remains buoyant.

Swedish exporters decry the pain caused by strong kroner

Monday, 29 July 2013
The strong Swedish krona has cost export companies billions in reduced profits in the past six months. Should the krona continues to get strengthened further, it may lead to investment shortfall by those exporter in  Sweden in the future.

Vattenfall buys Russian nuclear fuel as it seeks to reduce prices and gain advantage that is more competitive

Monday, 29 July 2013
While the EU seeks to reduce dependence on Russian energy, Swedish energy company, Vattenfall for the first time is buying Russian nuclear fuel.

Improvement in Swedish retail sales though still described as weak

Monday, 29 July 2013
Swedish retails trade sales volume increased by 3.6 percent in June compared to the same month last year. Despite that, sales are still described as weak.

Despite deflationary prices, Sweden still has some of the highest food prices in the Nordic area

Monday, 29 July 2013
Sweden is having a sort of deflationary price system now with inflation measured at -0.1 percent. But food prices just continues to explode and it is a boon for the food industry which sees no problem with food becoming more expensive while other goods fall in prices.

Banking via mobile phone continues to be popular in Sweden

Friday, 26 July 2013
A growing phenomenon in the Swedish banking scene is that were more and more people are carrying out their banking transactions via the mobile phone instead of on the computer.

Sweden's Producer and import prices increased in June

Friday, 26 July 2013
Swedish import prices from May to June, increased 1.3 percent and export prices also increased 1.0 percent. The producer prices in total increased 0.4 percent during the same period. On the domestic market prices decreased 0.1 percent.

Shrinkage of Swedish Net trade surplus in June

Friday, 26 July 2013
In June 2013 Swedish exports of goods amounted to Skr88.1 billion, while imports of goods amounted to Skr 84.1 billion. As a result, the net trade balance was Skr4.0 billion, latest data from Statistic Sweden (SCB) shows.


Guest Chinese workers exploited by a Gothenburg based Company - one reason why these companies love immigrant labour - "exploitation".

Thursday, 25 July 2013
Six Chinese guest workers who worked at an Asian food wholesales dealer in Gothenburg Sweden, known as Asia Food in the neighbourhood of Hisingen have been identified as being wantonly exploited by the company.

Swedish real estate sector is crying for help as the crisis in the areas just continue to strengthen

Wednesday, 24 July 2013
The Swedish real estate sectors which supposed to be the cash cow now has seen the design and construction of single-family houses falling to a very low level. This means that it is hard to get a normal simple accommodation for young professionals. The sector is how crying out for help.

A Bank wants to break the pattern of racial discrimination in the Swedish job market Seek to recruit more foreign graduates that the currant norm

Wednesday, 24 July 2013
It takes something to the neighbourhood of five to seven years before a graduate with a non-Swedish background (skin colour) can attempt to get access to real employment in the Swedish job market. Swedbank is thinking of reversing some of it.

Job politics heating up in Denmark as fears  of Eastern European onslaught is realistic

Tuesday, 23 July 2013
Danish Unemployed are vocally fearful that their jobs are either being moved to places such as Poland or other cheaper eastern European countries or that the Eastern Europeans are coming here to take the jobs.

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