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Oresund Bridge

How Malmo went from oil tankers to green tech

Foreign investors often focus on capital cities, missing out on smaller, up-and-coming locations such as Malmo. Sebastian Shehadi examines the reborn city’s unique selling points and opportunities.

Stockholm's party goes on

Stockholm's party goes on for foreign investors

House prices have tumbled in Sweden's red-hot real estate market, and a shortage of affordable housing and offices means foreign investment opportunities abound. Sebastian Shehadi reports.

lund

Lund’s mayor applies some science

Mayor of Lund Anders Almgren tells Sebastian Shehadi how the Swedish city is making the most of its university to attract FDI in scientific research investment.

Swedish companies in expansionary mode

A survey of Swedish finance chiefs found improved confidence and that they are now happier to invest capital rather than repay loans.

Lund mayor looks to reap rewards of European Spallation Source

The European Spallation Source, a world-leading scientific research centre, will soon be opening in Lund, Sweden. Natasha Turak speaks to the city's mayor to find out what opportunities this will bring for investors.

Klarna

Payments specialist Klarna checks out the US market

Klarna has become Sweden's next $1bn tech company. Michal Kaczmarski looks at how the company has simplified online payments to the benefit of buyers and retailers alike, and reports on its quest to replicate its existing success in Europe in the competitive US payments market. 

Northern European investors still active in China: SEB

A bi-annual survey of northern European investors, conducted by Scandinavian bank SEB, found that, despite a slight dip in investor sentiment, companies were largely still pursuing their long-term growth plans in China.

London best for economic opportunities: PWC ranking

The annual Cities of Opportunity Index by consultancy firm PricewaterhouseCoopers ranked London as the leading city.

Economic freedoms in decline in some regions: Heritage Foundation

According to the latest Index of Economic Freedom, compiled by US-based conservative think tank Heritage Foundation and newspaper The Wall Street Journal, a number of countries, particularly those in the Middle East, saw economic freedoms decline compared with last year.

Bio International Convention

Bio International Convention: the battle for bio heats up

This year's Bio International Convention attracted more than 15,000 attendees, among them an army of economic developers and elected officials hoping to secure investments into the sector. Michal Kaczmarski asked representatives why investors should bet on their locations and whether they see emerging markets as a source of opportunities or competition.

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