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Swedish, Norwegian currencies seen stable vs euro in 2020 - Reuters poll

10 Jan 2020

OSLO/STOCKHOLM The Swedish and Norwegian currencies are expected to remain stable against the euro this year and strengthen moderately against the U.S. dollar, a Reuters poll of foreign exchange strategists showed on Friday.

U.S. rapper A$AP Rocky gives concert in Sweden after assault conviction

12 Dec 2019

Stockholm U.S. rapper A$AP Rocky returned to Sweden to perform at a concert on Wednesday, just months after he was convicted for assault following a high-profile trial that saw President Donald Trump attempt to intervene on his behalf. | Video

Defiant Nobel winner Handke dismisses questions on Balkan wars

06 Dec 2019

STOCKHOLM Austrian writer Peter Handke, winner of the 2019 Nobel literature prize, said on Friday he preferred anonymous hate mail to questions about his support for Slobodan Milosevic, Serbia's strongman during the Balkan wars of the 1990s.

Sweden's SEB dismisses report of money laundering 'red flags'

27 Nov 2019

SEB said it saw no need for further action after a Swedish Television (SVT) report on Wednesday said accounts at the bank had links to suspected money laundering in Estonia.

Swedbank to investigate report of possible U.S. sanctions breach

20 Nov 2019

STOCKHOLM Swedbank's chief executive Jens Henriksson vowed on Wednesday to "get to the bottom" of an alleged funds transfer from a Russian arms company, which Swedish public service broadcaster SVT said may have violated U.S sanctions.

Sweden drops Assange rape investigation after nearly 10 years

19 Nov 2019

STOCKHOLM A Swedish prosecutor dropped a rape investigation against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, ending the near decade-old case that had sent the anti-secrecy campaigner into hiding in London's Ecuadorian embassy to avoid extradition. | Video

Swedish, Estonian regulators advance Swedbank probe

29 Oct 2019

STOCKHOLM Swedish and Estonian financial regulators have taken their investigations into Swedbank over anti-money laundering controls at its Baltic operations to the next level, they said on Tuesday, marking a formal step in the process that could lead to a financial penalty.

Nordea's new CEO has work cut out as bank plunges into the red

24 Oct 2019

STOCKHOLM/HELSINKI Nordea , one of the Nordic region's biggest lenders, swung into the red in the third quarter, surprising analysts and adding pressure on new CEO Frank Vang-Jensen as he seeks to revive profitability.

Cost of dealing with dirty money scandal hits Swedbank profit

23 Oct 2019

STOCKHOLM Swedbank reported a bigger-than-expected drop in quarterly earnings on Wednesday, hit by the costs of hiring more compliance staff and dealing with the fallout of its alleged involvement in a massive money laundering scandal. | Video

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