STOCKHOLM Sweden's central bank held its key rate at 0% as expected on Wednesday and substantially boosted the size of its asset purchases, including corporate bonds for the first time, as it tries to soften the economic blow from the coronavirus pandemic.
* Ready to use all tools if needed, including rate cut
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STOCKHOLM Sweden's financial watchdog on Thursday fined lender SEB 1 billion crowns ($107.11 million) for failures in compliance and governance in relation to anti-money laundering controls in the Baltics.
STOCKHOLM A Swedish prosecutor closed the case of the assassination of Prime Minister Olof Palme after 34 years on Wednesday, accusing a graphic designer who died two decades ago of the country's most notorious unsolved crime. | Video
STOCKHOLM Swedes may get an answer on Wednesday to the mystery of who shot Social Democrat Prime Minister Olof Palme when the Swedish prosecutor in charge of the case presents his conclusions to an investigation that has lasted 34 years.
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STOCKHOLM Sweden's chief epidemiologist said on Wednesday the country should have done more to combat the coronavirus but backed the broad strategy, which avoided the strict lockdowns seen in many other countries.
STOCKHOLM Sweden plans to tighten its rules to enable the government to block takeovers of important firms by foreign companies amid increasing concerns over the threat to national security from China and Russia.
STOCKHOLM Countries have a chance to choose a new path as societies begin to return to normal after lockdowns imposed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, activist Greta Thunberg told an Earth Day event on Wednesday. | Video
* Repeats expects Swedish economy to shrink 4% in 2020
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