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UPDATE 2-Swedish central bank adds $23 bln to QE as second pandemic wave hits

26 Nov 2020

* Two rate-setters voted against size of QE expansion (Adds graphs, analyst comment, further central bank comments)

U.S. auction theory pioneers win Nobel economics prize

12 Oct 2020

STOCKHOLM U.S. academics Paul Milgrom and Robert Wilson won the 2020 Nobel Economics on Monday for work on auctions hailed as benefiting buyers and sellers around the world of everything from fishing quotas to aircraft landing slots. | Video

Virus-hunting trio win Nobel for hepatitis C discovery

05 Oct 2020

STOCKHOLM/BERLIN Two Americans and a Briton won the 2020 Nobel Prize for Medicine on Monday for identifying the hepatitis C virus, in work spanning decades that has helped to limit the spread of the fatal disease and develop drugs to cure it. | Video

Virus-hunting trio wins Nobel for Hepatitis C discovery

05 Oct 2020

STOCKHOLM/BERLIN Two Americans and a Briton won the 2020 Nobel Prize for Medicine on Monday for identifying the hepatitis C virus, in work spanning decades that has helped to limit the spread of the fatal disease and develop drugs to cure it. | Video

Less razzmatazz, but Nobel Prizes go ahead amid pandemic

26 Sep 2020

STOCKHOLM The winners of this year's Nobel Prizes will miss out on a swanky gala in Stockholm surrounded by royalty and Sweden's glitterati, but 2020 will at least not be added to the war years when no awards were given.

Swedish government promises $12 billion to kick-start economy in 2021 budget

21 Sep 2020

STOCKHOLM Sweden's government will pump 105 billion crowns ($12 billion) into the economy in 2021 through tax cuts and spending in a record giveaway aimed at getting the economy back on its feet after the coronavirus pandemic-induced slump.

Tech savvy, flexible workers boost COVID-hit Nordic economies

18 Sep 2020

STOCKHOLM Helen Balfors, a project leader at Norwegian conglomerate Orkla, has been working from home for longer than most of her colleagues after returning from a skiing trip to Italy in February as the new coronavirus took hold in Europe.

Sweden beefs up Baltic Sea forces amid regional tensions

26 Aug 2020

STOCKHOLM Sweden is beefing up its military presence in the Baltic Sea amid concerns over increased Russian activity in the region and heightened tensions in Belarus following a disputed election.

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