Nordic States

World’s largest wealth fund to press firms for climate data at AGMs

World’s largest wealth fund to press firms for climate data at AGMs

Published 08/02/2019

(This Feb 7 story corrects to show, in fourth paragraph, that a temperature rise of 2°C is equivalent to 3.6°F, not 35.6°F) By Gwladys Fouche [more…]

Weak construction, chemicals earnings hold Europe back while…

Weak construction, chemicals earnings hold Europe back while…

Published 08/02/2019

LONDON (Reuters) - European stocks slipped again on Friday, following their weakest day in six weeks, as downgrades to growth forecasts weighed and bleak numbers [more…]

Ribs hurting, but Vonn has another gear left for downhill

Ribs hurting, but Vonn has another gear left for downhill

Published 08/02/2019

ARE, Sweden (Reuters) - Lindsey Vonn made up for lost time at the Alpine ski world championships on Friday by completing the downhill part of [more…]

Berlin auctioneer expects British, Russian interest in Hitler…

Berlin auctioneer expects British, Russian interest in Hitler…

Published 24/01/2019

BERLIN (Reuters) - The pictures - three anemic watercolours showing a mountain scene, a river and a distant figure sat beneath a tree - are [more…]

Root and branch reform: Swedish scientist makes fuel from tree waste

Root and branch reform: Swedish scientist makes fuel from tree waste

Published 24/01/2019

LUND, Sweden (Reuters) - Might tree roots, twigs and branches one day be used to power cars? That’s what a Swedish researcher is hoping after [more…]

Poet quits Swedish Academy after being found to leak Nobel winner…

Poet quits Swedish Academy after being found to leak Nobel winner…

Published 18/01/2019

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - The scandal-plagued Swedish body that awards the Nobel Prize for literature said on Friday that one of its members would leave after [more…]

Swedish central bank eyes global uncertainty as it mulls further…

Swedish central bank eyes global uncertainty as it mulls further…

Published 09/01/2019

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Uncertainties about the global economy mean Sweden’s central bank needs to move cautiously in tightening policy after its first hike in more [more…]

Poland and Lithuania agree to build undersea power cable

Poland and Lithuania agree to build undersea power cable

Published 21/12/2018

WARSAW (Reuters) - Polish and Lithuanian power grid operators said on Friday they had agreed to build a high voltage direct current (HVDC) underwater cable [more…]

Swedish court adds second rape conviction for man in Nobel scandal

Swedish court adds second rape conviction for man in Nobel scandal

Published 03/12/2018

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - A Swedish appeals court on Monday found Jean-Claude Arnault, the man at the center of a sex scandal that forced the postponement [more…]

Norway biotech Ultimovacs plans IPO to develop cancer drug

Norway biotech Ultimovacs plans IPO to develop cancer drug

Published 03/12/2018

OSLO (Reuters) - Norway’s Ultimovacs plans to raise around 700 million Norwegian crowns ($82 million) in an initial public offering in early 2019 to help [more…]