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Are Swedish business executives giving up on China?

Friday, 31 May 2013
China, with its strong growth has long been extremely attractive for Swedish manufacturing companies. But now the interest is fading as more Swedish business executives start looking at China no longer as a favourable place a place to stake their future growth trajectory.

Loomis to work with NCR in a strategic partnership

Wednesday, 13 February 2013
Cash management company, Loomis is strengthening its service offering in the United Kingdom through a partnership agreement with NCR, whereby NCR will take over ATM technical service operations.

Cutback in Volvo car corp., means more consultants to leave

Friday, 25 January 2013
Last fall, 400 consultants provide Volvo Cars Torslanda factory various services. But there are fears that as the company tries to cuts back in operations, more of these consultants will be expected to leave.

How Swedish companies are missing on lucrative international businesses due to weak and exaggerated risks analysis

Wednesday, 28 November 2012
Swedish companies dealing with international business are loosing businesses because they lack knowledge and strategy to get payments from those countries. This is because due to poor exposure, they tend to exaggerate risks associated with companies operating in certain countries such as China and Nigeria.

How the Obama or Romney victory will affect some Swedish big companies

Wednesday, 19 September 2012
Some Swedish companies surprisingly will fare batter if there will be an Obama victor in the USA come November.

How the Swedes are required more to work abroad

Wednesday, 12 September 2012
Modern technology, which means that, more Swedish companies are moving their customer service and call centres to countries considered to have favourable regulations and taxes has made more Swedes working abroad for Swedish companies serving Swedish clients.

A Swedish official at the Royal bank of Scotland sued the bank for wrongful termination - but that may turn to hurt him

Thursday, 26 July 2012
A 37-year-old Swedes, formerly employed by the Royal bank of Scotland was terminated from his duties in Stockholm, Sweden but he felt that it was a wrongful termination. Therefore, he sued the bank for wrongful termination. However, it looks like things are not as clear as they seem to be.

Virus attack against Swedish bank customers

Wednesday, 18 July 2012
Swedish banks hit by internet virus as persistent attacks on Swedish company sites continues.

Norwegian player arrested on gambling scandal as bribery in football persists

Thursday, 12 July 2012
The Norwegian Football Federation announced on Wednesday that a player is arrested and being investigated for suspicion of involvement in gambling scandal in Norway.

Two Swedish banking giants SEB and Swedbank investigated for the infringement of competition

Thursday, 12 July 2012
Two Swedish banks, SEB and Swedbank are facing trouble with the authorities as they are being investigated for competition issues.

Personal internet browsing could be encouraged in Swedish work places

Tuesday, 10 July 2012
Traditionally internet surfing during working hours or what is referred here as private browsing is discouraged. But that looks like it might soon change if the finding result from a recent study is considered credible.

Impressive customer service exhibited by Telenor - a case study for business management - when customer told to burn in hell

Tuesday, 10 July 2012
We have heard often - those of us who attended business school that good customer service is the key to growing and improving business and its brand. Some small businesses try to give in all they have along this lines but once they have grown big, arrogance comes in. But the case of Telenor is not that it grew from a small business to a big one seen today

Kamprad donates one million to a old people's home

Monday, 09 July 2012
The founder of Ikea Ingvar Kamprad has donated Skr75 million to a retirement home in Swiss Epalinges, where he has resided since 1976

Massive computer attacks against several Norwegian companies

Monday, 02 July 2012
Big and leading Norwegian companies such as the Oslo Stock Exchange, Schibsted, DNB, PST, and the Norwegian Bettingas as well as and online newspapers have been attacked by hackers.

A Swedish leading hard hitter businessman, Percy Barnevik arrested in London for sex offence

Friday, 29 June 2012
A very ‘untouchable’ Swedish business man, Percy Barnevik, is reported to have been arrested in London, on Thursday on suspicion of sexual offenses. He said that it is a "crazy woman" who pursues him. "You should know that there is no basis what so ever. It's just fake, "he told the Swedish tabloid news paper, Expressen.

Accountability, hypocrisy or just arrogance? How the Swedish Economic Crime Authority got away with luxury trip to the U.S.

Wednesday, 27 June 2012
The top officials of the Swedish Economic Crimes Authority went on a field trip to Miami Beach in the USA with a price tag of about Skr50,000 per person. They who are supposed to be holding others accountable got away with squandering state funds.

Finnish organisation, Finn Watch follows SwedWatch to decry the inhuman working conditions in Chinese factories

Wednesday, 27 June 2012
When westerners cry that most of their jobs have been outsources to China and China on the other side boast that it is recording 8 to 10 percent economic growth, and also Western firms report huge corporate profits, all that comes down to the slavish ways the Chinese workers are put through.

Swedish accompanies accused of violating rights in the Congo

Tuesday, 26 June 2012
Swedish companies are reported to have taken advantage of the vulnerability in the African country, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and to exploit the vulnerable people there including children.

Large Swedish companies come under intense criticism about their operations in low wage countries

Tuesday, 26 June 2012
Many Swedish companies have been associated with a critical report in which workers' rights and working conditions in low wage countries have been identified.

More Swedish women succeeding in breaking the glass ceiling in top management positions

Monday, 18 June 2012
For long now, Norway had been the real egalitarian society where more women have been organically climbing the management ladder than anywhere else in the western world.

Bonus is great to spur improved productivity but it should not be for all workers- only for chief executives

Thursday, 14 June 2012
Swedish companies continue to roll out bonus program which on the first look at things it is great for it would spur economic vitality and productivity. But there is a problem the bonus programs are increasingly aimed only at managers and top executives.

An H&M insider, closest to Persson leaves the clothing giant to American competitor

Monday, 11 June 2012
After 15 years, global sales manager Stefan Larsson leaves H & M. and goes to competitor Gap brand Old Navy.

Danish tennis star, Wozniacki to launch a underwear line

Tuesday, 05 June 2012
Danish tennis star, Caroline Wozniacki has signed a sponsorship agreement with the Danish underwear brand JBS, which among others during the fall 2012 will launch her own underwear collection.

Dramatic growth in identity theft in Sweden

Friday, 01 June 2012
Identify theft in Sweden expanded by 42 percent, described as having by far the biggest increase is in Stockholm.

More evidence of youth neglect in Sweden as work place injuries increased last year

Tuesday, 29 May 2012
Maybe they have had it much better today than their greying seniors, which is why Sweden has not done to assist the Swedish youth into proper carrier path as could have been expected according to rhetoric.

How swedish companies are buying facebook " Like"  which has made "like" to become a strong commodity in management

Thursday, 10 May 2012
A major observation which is likely not new but growing is that which companies are buying the “like” on facebook. Is this a sustainable approach to build audience and promote a business?

Spotify founder wealth growth in the UK show how starting a business in Sweden is hard Wednesday, 02 May 2012
If Spotify founder is among the UK's richest, does it mean that starting a business is hard? Well, Daniel Ek, founder of the music streaming service Spotify, made it onto the Sunday Times' annual list of the UK's richest people.

Swedish investments in Africa criticised accused of aiding land grabbing

Wednesday, 02 May 2012
The Swedish state development agency, Swedfund has invested tens of millions in a company that will produce ethanol in Sierra Leone, but the local people are reported to have been affected by water shortages and hunger when the company took over their land. Now the poor inhabitants are seeking help from Sweden.

Norwegian oil fund manager Yngve Slyngstad’s salary has increased by over 65 percent. Why? No one can explain why!

Saturday, 21 April 2012
Norwegian Oil fund manager, also know as Norwegian wealth fund manager, Yngve Slyngstad has seen his salary increased by over 65 percent in two years. Neither Norges Bank nor those in the central bank and the Fund resources management will explain why such an astronomical rise has taken place.

Swedish Corporate Bond Market Grows As Bank Credit Tightens

Friday, 13 April 2012
Swedish companies are increasingly turning to the bond market for financing as access to bank credit has tightened since the autumn in the wake of the euro-zone debt crisis and tough new financial regulation, Danish bank Danske Bank A/S (DANSKE.KO) said Friday.

ABB appoints Prith Banerjee to Executive Committee as Chief Technology Officer
Thursday, 05 April 2012
ABB Ltd (ABBN.VX) Thursday said it appointed Prith Banerjee as Chief Technology Officer.

How they are all in it together - Sandvik President and Chairman pay themselves huge salaries
Tuesday, 03 April 2012
The CEO of Swedish engineering group Sandvik,  Olof Faxander as well as his board chairman, who approve salaries have received huge pay.

The resilience of women in turbulent time and in hard places – Example of how Swedish women with foreign background are fighting a tough Swedish business environment

Monday, 02 April 2012
Women in Sweden, who are not born in Sweden, described here in Sweden as women born abroad are very tough. More of them have chosen to become entrepreneurs in an environment where they have limited opportunities.

Sweden at the bottom of the entrepreneurship despite the high rhetoric

Sunday, 01 April 2012
Following the stance taken by the Swedish government and the its opposition relating to laws governing  Sweden's smaller business, curious Swedish snoopers decided to look at what similar business life was like in other countries. Conclusively without doubt it turns out that when compared to the rest of the world, Sweden is not very good for business.

The feeling of lost strategy - how SEB became the smallest of the big banks in Sweden.

Thursday, 29 March 2012
Has SEB lost the plot by coming the smallest of the Swedish top banks in terms of market capitalisation? Is it down to strategy missed of just bad luck even though their CEO, Annika Falkengren is one of the best paid in the industry in the region?

Margot Wallström Joins University of Lund in a new high-profile job

Thursday, 22 March 2012
Margot Wallström is reported to succeed Allan Larsson as Chairman of the Board of Lund University in a new high profile job for the Swedish heavyweight.

Victor Muller, would accept a jobs in Saab

Wednesday, 21 March 2012
Victor Muller believes that a Saab sale can still be realized. He is also open for a job in his old company according to an interview with Swedish newspaper Svenska Dagbladet.

ICA’s former CEO may be paid Skr14 million in final salary

Tuesday, 20 March 2012
ICA Group's outgoing CEO Kenneth Bengtsson, who is also chairman of the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise, was last year paid total compensation of Skr30 million, compared with Skr14 million the year before.

The salaries of Swedish managers come under the microscope - how much do Swedish bosses earn?

Tuesday, 20 March 2012
The average manager in Sweden earn Skr38 000 a month and most will earned that in the financial industry in Stockholm, while the lowest wages paid managers are in the public sector and on the island of Gotland, recent data from statistics from Ledarna, a Swedish Organization for Managers show.

How much do big Swedish companies' managers earn?

Monday, 19 March 2012
Earnings of head of Swedish Giant Corporation exposed in a different way by Swedish daily, Dagens Nyheter as questions about corporation tax payments in Sweden rage  on.

Weakening interest to start lay private schools in Sweden

Tuesday, 13 March 2012
It was the dream for many so called education entrepreneurs to start their own school and cash easily from the government based on the amount of students they have.

Finnair to sell off catering operations

Monday, 12 March 2012
Finland’s national air carrier Finnair announced Monday that it plans to sell its catering operations to in-flight services provider LSG Sky Chef, a subsidiary of the German airline company Lufthansa.

Desperate and creepy Swedish top management increasingly snooping into employees’ personal data - something illegal

Saturday, 10 March 2012
It has become more common in Sweden that company’s top management have become intrusive into the personal lives of those they want to employ. This is something illegal but with the job market here almost collapsing, employers can break the law and still sue the employee on top of it.

SCA CEO received Skr14.4 million

Thursday, 08 March 2012
The CEO of SCA, Jan Johansson had a good return on his bonus even last year. The variable payment landed at about Skr 5.4 million and together with his salary, he gets Skr14.4 million, according to the company's annual report.

Bonuses for Finnair's Management

Wednesday, 07 March 2012
The airline Finnair paid almost € 2.8 million (nearly Skr25 million) in extra bonuses to its executives that they would remain in the company's service for the period 2009 and 2011.

Ingvar Kamprad fourth richest in the world

Tuesday, 06 March 2012
Swedish owner of the Ikea chain of furniture shops, Ingvar Kamprad is the richest man in Europe, and the fourth richest in the world, according to a new ranking.

Astra Zeneca's CEO paid himself a quarter of a million and then fires hundreds of workers

Bank CEO live better than other stock market listed company’s hard working Bosses

Economic crime in Sweden increases by 50 percent as big companies develop moves to “play the system”

Fake bills becoming more common in Sweden and a growing problem

Growing Optimism among Swedish small and medium size business