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Canada beats two Olympic medalists at women's worlds

NORTH BAY, Ont. - South Korea's EunJung Kim and the Olympic darling Garlic Girls used a pressure-heavy style to reach the podium at the Winter Games. It didn't work against Canada's Jennifer Jones on Wednesday at the world women's curling championship. Jones knocked off the Pyeongchang silver medall

TSN - 2018-03-21 17:44:15

UPDATE 1-Sweden to cut corporate tax rate below EU average

(Adds details, background) STOCKHOLM, March 21 (Reuters) - Sweden plans a further cut in its corporate tax rate that will take it below the European Union average, in a bid to boost business activity, Finance Minister Magdalena Andersson said on Wednesday. The rate will fall to 21.4 percent from J

REUTERS - 2018-03-21 12:38:04

What to do during Sweden's magical summer interlude

The Swedes go a touch mad in summer. You really can't blame them, since the season flies by in barely six weeks, and that's if nature is smiling. "Swedish summers are lovely but short," observes my brother, Dr. Michael Forman, who moved to the northern city of Umea from Brooklyn 20 years ago. "Last

GLOBE AND MAIL - 2018-03-21 12:27:37

Greek Banks Preparing to Dump Bad Loans Find a Buyer in Sweden

Hoist Finance AB of Sweden is gearing up to buy non-performing credit portfolios from Greek banks as they prepare to offload loans that soured during the country's debt crisis. "There's been a lot of talk about Greece for a long time, but now it's actually happening," Klaus-Anders Nysteen, the chief


Why Sweden could be key in getting Trump-Kim talks off the ground

Saul Loeb, AFP file picture | The White House earler this month announced that US President Trump (left) has received and accepted an invitation to meet North Korean leader Kim (right) Ever since the White House earlier this month announced that Trump, via South Korean envoys, had received - and a


Sweden's Vattenfall to shed 1,500 jobs in push to cut costs

OSLO (Reuters) - Sweden's state-owned utility Vattenfall said on Monday it would cut 1,500 full-time positions among its employees and consultants by 2020 as part of a long-running drive to boost competitiveness and profitability. The announced job cuts form part of a 2 billion Swedish crowns ($244


Sweden to summon Russian ambassador over nerve toxin claim

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - The Swedish foreign ministry said it would summon Russia's ambassador on Tuesday over Moscow's claim that Sweden could be the source of a nerve toxin used in the Skripal attack in Britain. Britain accuses Russia of being behind the attack in Salisbury on Sergei Skripal, a form


Castellum Invests SEKm 307 for Reconstruction of Unique Property in Central Stockholm

GTEBORG, Sweden, March 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The Sabbatsberg 24 property, which served as Stockholm Vatten's headquarters from the early 1900s, was a well-known landmark in central Stockholm when acquired by Castellum in 2017. Phase one of the reconstruction is now underway, with the aim of trans


Sweden helping negotiate release of Americans held in North Korea

(CNN)Sweden is helping negotiate the release of three Americans held captive in North Korea, sources with knowledge of the negotiations tell CNN. American citizens Kim Hak-song, Kim Sang-duk, and Kim Dong Chul are being held by North Korean government. North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho is i


North Korea-Sweden Talks Focus on 'Peaceful Solution' to Nuclear Conflict

The Swedish and North Korean foreign ministers concluded three days of talks in Stockholm on Saturday over the security situation on the Korean Peninsula, discussions that may help facilitate a meeting between President Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un, the leader of North Korea. The two sides "discusse


Sweden, North Korea talks extended to Saturday - source

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Talks between Sweden and North Korea in Stockholm will continue on Saturday after initially being due to end late on Friday, a source with knowledge of the situation said. Sweden has said it is ready to act as a facilitator to help resolve tensions on the Korean peninsula. Sw


North Korea official meets Sweden's prime minister as Trump prepares for meeting with Kim Jong-un

North Korea's foreign minister attended talks in Stockholm with Sweden's prime minister, the isolated country's latest move in a diplomatic chess match that could produce an unprecedented meeting with Donald Trump. The Sweden Foreign Ministry said the talks would focus on Sweden's role as a diplomat


Sweden ready to help resolve tensions on Korean peninsula

BERLIN (Reuters) - Sweden is ready to act as a facilitator to help resolve tensions on the Korean peninsula, Prime Minister Stefan Lofven said on Friday. "The North Korean foreign minister is in Sweden speaking with the Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom. I spoke briefly with the foreign min


Sweden could be meeting place for Trump-Kim Jong Un talks

A South Korean soldier walks past a television screen showing pictures of President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Seoul.(JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images) President Trump and Kim Jong Un's attempts to cool down tensions between the U.S. and North Korea may receive a boost from the chill


US-North Korea meeting: N Korean Minister in surprise Sweden visit

North Korea's foreign minister has attended talks in Stockholm with Sweden's Prime Minister Stefan Lofven, ahead of a possible meeting between US President Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un. Pyongyang said Ri Yong-ho's trip was for "bilateral relations and issues of mutual concern". Sweden has a long hi


Reading The Markets Sweden - 16 March 2018

Riksbank's April meeting: first hike delayed to Q1 19 Reduced 2s5s10s curvature vs EUR has been driven by relative flattening of the 2s10s curve Weak price development for apartments in suburbs in February - the coming months will be crucial for the housing market April headwind for the SEK: dividen


UPDATE 1-Nordea shareholders approve plan to move HQ from Sweden to Finland

STOCKHOLM, March 15 (Reuters) - Nordea, the Nordic region's biggest bank, won shareholder approval on Thursday to transfer its headquarters from Sweden to Finland - the first time since the 2008 financial crisis that a major bank has moved to avoid tougher rules. The bank is moving to cut the costs


TV Shows to Watch From Hong Kong, Brazil, Sweden and More

What are you missing if you're not watching international television? A significant slice of the peak-TV pie, far beyond the few shows - most recently "Babylon Berlin" from Germany and "The End of the _______ World" from Britain - that break out. In preparation for this highly selective roundup, I c


Nippon Steel to buy Sweden's Ovako to expand Europe specialty steel business

TOKYO (Reuters) - Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp (5401.T) on Thursday said it will buy Sweden's Ovako which makes specialty steel used in industries including wind power generation and robotics, a move that gives Japan's biggest steelmaker a manufacturing base in Europe. FILE PHOTO: A logo of N


North Korea's Top Diplomat Visits Sweden Amid Summit Talks

Ri Yong HoPhotographer: Carlos Becerra/Bloomberg Sweden's Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom is hosting her North Korean counterpart, Ri Yong Ho, for talks on Sweden's role as a so-called protecting power for the U.S. and the security situation on the Korean peninsula. The visit comes as U.S. Preside