Volvo has been contacted by several larger IT cos. interested in buying its Volvo IT unit, Dagens Industri reports, without saying where it got the information. *Takeover would result in savings of billions of kronor in terms of Volvo’s IT costs: DI *Karin Wik, a Volvo spokeswoman, declines to comment, saying only that there are continuous discussions about all Volvo’s parts and that co. is continously looking at costs: DI *NOTE: DI reported Jan. 10 that Christer Gardell, co-founder of Cevian Capital, which holds 10.5% of Volvo’s voting rights, said he “doesn’t believe Volvo is the most efficient supplier of IT services” and that unit “is an example of operations that make it harder to focus on the core business”
Sanna Andersson was looking for new digs. The 23-square-meter (248-square-foot) studio apartment that she shared with her boyfriend in Soedermalm -- the central Stockholm district best known outside of Sweden as the backdrop for Stieg Larsson thrillers -- had grown too cramped.
SKF AB, the world’s largest maker of ball bearings, climbed the most in more than three months after Dagens Industri reported the company continues to see rising demand in North America and improvements in Europe.
Schibsted ASA , Modern Times Group AB and Bonnier AB may be interested in buying the Scandinavian parts of SBS Broadcasting Networks, Dagens Industri reported, without saying where it got the information.
Saab Automobile, the Swedish carmaker acquired by Spyker Cars NV from General Motors Co., is in talks with Germany’s Bayerische Motoren Werke AG about cooperating with the development of Saab’s new 9-2 model, Dagens Industri reported today, citing an unidentified person with knowledge of the plans.
Autoliv Inc.’s factories in China are the company’s most profitable, with an operating margin “well above” a global average of about 11 percent, Dagens Industri said, citing Jan Carlson, chief executive officer of the auto-parts maker.