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  • SEB moving in 'positive direction': CEO

    Jan Erik Back, CFO of SEB, comments on SEB's second quarter results and highlights that the past six months have been "positive".

  • 300 jobs may be gone by September in the town of Tofte, the deadline set by the loss-making oil plant's Swedish owner to find a buyer or close.

  • Why the EU Banking Union Needs Flexibility

    Anders Borg, Sweden minister of finance, argues that the current plan for a European banking union is too rigid, and would increase banks' financing costs.

  • Bondholders in the U.S. alone would lose more than $1 trillion if yields leap, showing how urgent it is for governments to put their finances in order, the BIS said.

  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel, speaks in front of a flag of the European Union

    Europe failed to agree on how to share the cost of bank collapses on Saturday, as Germany resisted attempts by France to water down rules designed to spare taxpayers in future crises.

  •  Swedbank: Expect GDP Growth to Remain Weak in Sweden

    Knut Hallberg, senior economist at Swedbank, tells CNBC that Swedish exports have been hard hit by the European crisis but fundamentals remain strong.

  • We've Made Progress On Taxes Today: Swedish Fin Min

    Anders Borg the Swedish Finance Minister, tells CNBC that they are going to start negotiations with Switzerland and Lichtenstein and others based on anti-tax haven legislation.

  • While talk around Fed policy has focused on tapering off its easing measures, a weakening economy likely will lead to more aggressive measures.

  •  SEB CEO: Anticipate a Long and Bumpy Road Ahead

    Jan Erik Back, CFO of Nordic Corporate Bank, SEB, tells CNBC that in quarter one demand and activity levels were slower than usual, but there are signs of a pickup.

  • Swedbank CEO: Don't Over-Regulate Banking Sector

    Michael Wolf, CEO of Swedbank, discusses the bank's quarterly earnings and warns that while new banking regulations are needed, there is a tendency to over-regulate.

  • As recently as the early 1990s, the idea that Sweden could be a model of anything except socialism gone awry would have been laughable. But economic reforms and market liberalization have lit a fire under the economy.

  • Eric Rosengren

    A top Federal Reserve official on Friday defended the central bank's dual mandate of full employment and price stability, but also said he's optimistic the economy is gathering strength.

  • Chinese leaders didn't directly name North Korea but everyone knew who they meant when the warned against "troublemaking on China's doorstep."

  • Swedish PM: Austerity Still Needed

    Fredrik Reinfeldt, prime minister of Sweden, says there are still countries in Europe in need of austerity because of their huge deficits.

  • Executive excess need not be etched in stone. Just look at the Nordic region, where an egalitarian tradition and a high quality of life leave top managers content with lower paychecks.

  • Euro Zone Crisis Straining Hollande and Merkel’s Unity

    French efforts to divert Europe from economic austerity have foundered twice in a week due to German resistance, underlining a growing policy divide that is hobbling the core partnership.

  • European Union leaders reached agreement on the first ever cut in their common budget on Friday after 24 hours of talks, seeking to placate millions at home struggling through government cutbacks and recession.

  • David Cameron

    British Prime Minister David Cameron hopes to enlist the support of Germany and other rich north European countries in his fight to freeze EU spending at budget talks this week and is prepared to block a deal unless more savings are found.

  • Tele2 CEO: We Do Have Margin Pressure

    Mats Granryd, CEO of Tele2, tells CNBC that they have sustainable growth in the Swedish market despite it being a very mature market.

  • Swedish home appliances maker Electrolux said booming emerging markets and an improvement in North America would help offset poor sales and price pressure in Europe in 2013.