Jun 08, 2012 13:43 CEST During June 1-10 Stockholm celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Summer Olympics 1912. More than 600 Swedish former olympic competitors will be present. The highlight of the week takes place at Stockholm's Stadion on June 9 with a packed program of activities. The City of Stockholm will also wish good luck to this years olympic competitors as well as to the City of London.
Jun 01, 2012 09:33 CEST The Chinese mould manufacturer, Jie Mei Precision Mould Ltd, is looking to boost its brand in Europe with the opening of a new sales office in the Stockholm area. The manufacturer, which has been supplying Swedish and European companies with moulds for more than a decade, plans to open its first Northern European office in Enköping, west of Stockholm.
May 30, 2012 09:25 CEST Stockholm’s business community continues to buck the global trend, with growth continuing apace. According to the Stockholm economic report from the last quarter of 2011, more new companies than ever were set up in the Swedish capital, while at the same time unemployment dropped and wages swelled.
May 28, 2012 09:13 CEST Sweden hopes to raise the bar of what is possible in life sciences even higher after building a brand new world-class research institute. The Sweden Science for Life Laboratory, SciLifeLab, will be opened in 2013 and act as a generator to boost research in molecular biosciences and bioinformatics, create new commercial products, and create jobs.
May 25, 2012 09:02 CEST The popularity of video games like Stardoll, Battlefield and Minecraft has helped build Stockholm’s reputation as a world hub for computer game developers. Per Strömbäck, a spokesperson for the Sweden Games Industry, that is organizing the E3 trip, said online games like Stardoll and Minecraft and digital channels such as Facebook and App Store are increasingly dominating the gaming industry.
May 23, 2012 09:01 CEST Ten Swedish companies – most of them from Stockholm – have made it on to Red Herring's prestigious annual list of Europe's most innovative, unique and promising companies.
Apr 02, 2012 11:51 CEST During 2011, Stockholm continued strengthening its attractiveness and both total residents and visitors reached new heights. The year 2011 also was a record year for newly started businesses. Total wages continued to increase during the fourth quarter but at a dampened rate. Once again, it is the private sector that is keeping growth up.
Feb 14, 2012 11:27 CET Greater Stockholm Overall Winner fDi Region of the Future fDi Magazine’s ranking list European Cities and Regions of the Future 2012/13 awards Greater Stockholm Region as Overall Winner in Europe for FDI.Stockholm is also Overall Winner for Quality of Life. The region is second in Business Friendliness and third in Economic Potential.
Feb 08, 2012 15:45 CET Continued robust growth and increasing wages The latest Stockholm Economy Statistical Report indicates continued robust growth for Stockholm. Wages in the city continue rising, and the private sector is the engine. A positive trend in the public sector is keeping the momentum up. The growth rate of the private sector has declined slightly and unemployment is up.
Jan 30, 2012 11:02 CET Access and rates for high-speed connections are important factors shaping the local business climate. According to an international survey of 11 major business cities, Singapore offers the lowest corporate rates for internet closely followed by Stockholm. Stockholm offers the lowest rate for dark fiber. New York is most expensive.