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  • STOCKHOLM, Jan 12- Despite its robust economic growth, Sweden is facing a housing shortage that affects rich and poor alike; immigrants are sometimes living five to a room and employees in the booming tech sector have also struggled to find suitable accommodation. A housing shortage has sharply pushed up property prices in Sweden as well as in Norway and...

  • In Sweden, a cash-free future nears Saturday, 26 Dec 2015 | 4:27 PM ET
    Nina Galata displays her smartphone equipped with a card reader to accept donations and payment for Situation Stockholm, Stockholms homeless magazine.

    Few places are tilting toward a cashless future as quickly as Sweden, which has become hooked on the convenience of paying by app and plastic. NYT reports.

  • *Shares rise as much as 8.1 pct on Apple patent deal. STOCKHOLM, Dec 21- Swedish mobile telecom gear maker Ericsson said it had signed a patent license deal with Apple Inc over technology that helps smartphones and tablets connect to mobile networks, sending its shares up much as 8 percent. An Apple spokesman in Europe had no immediate comment, referring to a January...

  • Sweden's Riksbank decides to hold policy rate Tuesday, 15 Dec 2015 | 3:30 AM ET
    Sweden's Riksbank decides to hold policy rate

    Andrew Soper, global head of G10 options flow at Nomura, says the Swedish central bank is unlikely to move unless the krona gains too much against the euro.

  • Ecuador to let Sweden question WikiLeaks' Assange Monday, 14 Dec 2015 | 1:21 AM ET

    Ecuador and Sweden have signed a pact that would allow WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to be questioned by Swedish authorities.

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to Dec 24 Friday, 11 Dec 2015 | 7:01 PM ET

    MONDAY, DECEMBER 14 LONDON- Bank of England's Deputy Governor for Markets and Banking, Minouche Shafik, will discuss her views on monetary policy at the Institute of Directors- 1130 GMT. SYDNEY- Reserve Bank of Australia will publish the minutes of December policy meeting- 0030 GMT. SYDNEY- Reserve Bank of Australia Assistant Governor Guy Debelle speaks at The...

  • 1 in 4 US doctors can't treat this kind of patient Monday, 7 Dec 2015 | 4:00 PM ET
    Doctor house calls

    Up to 1 in 4 primary care doctors say they aren't well prepared to manage care for patients with multiple chronic conditions.

  • *GE terminates agreement after regulatory objections. STOCKHOLM/ WASHINGTON, Dec 7- General Electric on Monday walked away from a $3.3 billion agreement to sell its appliances business to Sweden's Electrolux, terminating the deal after months of opposition from U.S. antitrust regulators. The U.S. Justice Department had filed a lawsuit in July asking a judge to...

  • GE terminates $3.3B sale of appliance division to Electrolux

    General Electric is bowing to pressure from the U.S. Justice Department.

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to Dec 18 Friday, 4 Dec 2015 | 7:01 PM ET

    MUNCIE, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President James Bullard speaks on the economy and monetary policy before the 20th Annual Indiana Economic Outlook Luncheon hosted by the Center for Business and Economic Research, Ball State University- 1730 GMT. BRUSSELS- Bank of England Governor Mark Carney appears before European Parliament...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to Dec 17 Thursday, 3 Dec 2015 | 7:01 PM ET

    PHILADELPHIA- Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President James Bullard speaks on "Neo Fisherianism" before "The New Normal for the U.S. NEW YORK- Federal Reserve Bank of New York President William Dudley and European Central Bank President Mario Draghi participate in a meeting of the Economic Club of New York- 1700 GMT. NEW YORK- European Central Bank President...

  • *Investors wary of yet another Mario Draghi surprise. LONDON, Dec 3- German two-year yields hit record lows in deep negative territory on Thursday, with financial markets expecting ECB President Mario Draghi to go full throttle on inflation with a package of rate cuts and ramped-up bond buying. Money markets are pricing in a cut of at least 10 basis points in the...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to Dec 16 Wednesday, 2 Dec 2015 | 7:01 PM ET

    WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland President Loretta Mester gives welcome remarks before the "Financial Stability: Policy Analysis and Data Needs" conference sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland and the Treasury Department Office of Financial Research- 1340 GMT. WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland President Loretta...

  • YOUR MONEY-First jobs of 'Million Dollar' sales gurus Wednesday, 2 Dec 2015 | 12:59 PM ET

    Historical legends range from Dale Carnegie to cosmetics queen Mary Kay Ash. Each of the reality TV realtors sells hundreds of millions of dollars in New York and Los Angeles properties every year. Around age 12, they just send you out into the workforce, and I was assigned to a famous restaurant in Stockholm called PA& Co..

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to Dec 14 Tuesday, 1 Dec 2015 | 7:01 PM ET

    WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speaks before the Economic Club of Washington- 1700 GMT. LONDON- Bank of England's Executive Director, Information Services& Technology and Chief Information Officer, John Finch, speaks at the Computer Weekly's UKtech50- 1620 GMT. LONDON- Bank of England's Director of General Insurance, Chris Moulder, speaks at the...

  • Best bet in a bloody hard year: Morgan Stanley Monday, 30 Nov 2015 | 10:19 AM ET

    Sweden should be your European equity play for 2016, says Morgan Stanley — but don't get overexcited just yet.

  • DIARY-Top Economic Events to Dec 7 Monday, 23 Nov 2015 | 7:01 PM ET

    TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 24 LONDON- Bank of England Governor Mark Carney and other policymakers Andy Haldane, Gertjan Vlieghe and Kristin Forbes appear before British parliament's Treasury Committee- 1000 GMT. WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 25 MATSUE, Japan- Bank of Japan board member Sayuri Shiraishi will give a speech to local business leaders and then hold a press...

  • DIARY-Top Economic Events to Dec 4 Friday, 20 Nov 2015 | 7:01 PM ET

    SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21 BERKELEY, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President John Williams participates in panel "U.S. Monetary Policy Developments "at the Clausen Center Conference on Global Economic Issues- 1800 GMT BERKELEY, United States- European Central Bank board member Benoit Coeure gives a lecture at the University of California-...

  • DIARY-Top Economic Events to Dec 2 Thursday, 19 Nov 2015 | 7:01 PM ET

    FORT SMITH, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President James Bullard speaks on the economy and monetary policy before the Fort Smith Chamber of Commerce- 1400 GMT. FRANKFURT- European Central Bank Executive Board member Peter Praet to speak at 25th Frankfurt European Banking Congress 2015- 0800 GMT. FRANKFURT- European Central Bank President...

  • DIARY-Top Economic Events to Dec 1 Wednesday, 18 Nov 2015 | 7:01 PM ET

    FRANKFURT- European Central Bank will publish the minutes of October policy meeting- 1230 GMT. FRANKFURT- Germany's Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann delivers welcome remarks at a forum in Frankfurt- 0830 GMT. FRANKFURT- European Central Bank Chief Economist Peter Praet speaks at an event for institutional investors as part of the Euro Finance Week- 0830 GMT.