Sweden’s government has held direct talks with Volkswagen AG, calling on the German automaker to safeguard jobs and development at Scania AB should it succeed in its bid to acquire all the shares in the Swedish truckmaker.
A Ugandan tabloid newspaper published a list of dozens of people it says are gay and lesbian, the day after the country’s President Yoweri Museveni implemented a law toughening penalties for homosexual acts.
Sweden’s government proposed increasing taxes on pension saving and motor vehicles amid the widest deficits in 18 years as it seeks revenue for spending to win back voters ahead of elections in September.
Traders in Sweden’s money markets are betting the central bank won’t reach its inflation target in the foreseeable future amid signs a December interest rate cut wasn’t enough to keep the threat of deflation at bay.
Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt pledged to end years of tax cuts that polls show alienated voters focused on education spending as he fights for political survival ahead of September elections.