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.
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.
Vladimir Antonov , the Russian investor who helped finance Spyker Cars NV’s purchase of Saab Automobile, is in talks with General Motors Co. to become a shareholder in Saab, Svenska Dagbladet reported, citing Antonov.
The Swedish government’s lead over the three-party opposition alliance, led by the Social Democrats, has narrowed to 6.4 percentage points, Svenska Dagbladet said today, citing a poll compiled by Sifo.
Disagreement over whether Swedish unemployment should guide policy instead of imbalances in the housing market is deepening a rift at the Riksbank less than a week before its six-member board decides on interest rates.