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Geography of Sweden

Rich tourists an easy target for robbers abroad

Luxury brands and tour agencies are seemingly not the only ones noticing the growing wealth of Chinese tourists and their tendency to carry large sums in cash.

Wednesday, 13 October, 2010, 12:00am

Taking Stockholm

ONCE CONSIDERED AN OUTPOST ventured to by only a few travellers, low-cost airlines and the internet have made Stockholm a most attractive destination, both for those close enough to take advantage of weekend breaks as well as long-haul holidaymakers.

5 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Baltrans plans EU shopping spree

Baltrans Holdings, a Hong Kong-based freight forwarder, aims to double sales over the next two to three years as it seeks more acquisitions in Europe.

Following the recent acquisition of Swedish freight forwarding firm Gothenburg Shipping Logistics, Baltrans chief executive Henrik von Sydow said the company would be looking into the markets in France, Italy and Spain.

21 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Stockholm glassware

Stockholm interior design amounts to much more than Ikea. Sweden's capital is renowned for stores that will make any homemaker's heart sing - and credit card twitch. Forget quick-assembly pine furniture; glassware is deservedly Sweden's most illustrious export.

13 Mar 2005 - 12:00am

In the spotlight

Andreas Wilson began his professional career at a young age. While still in school in 1998, he landed a part in Stockholm's Royal Dramatic Theatre production of The Rat Catcher and the following year played in Krane's Cafe at the same theatre. He has also played leading roles in West Side Story and Grease at the Tibble Theatre in Stockholm.

21 Jan 2005 - 12:00am

Banking on clean air to win the race for 2004 Olympics

Stockholm is banking on fresh air to win the race to host the 2004 Olympic Games. Having earned a place in the short-list of five competing cities, the Swedish capital argues that its clean environment will bring the best out of athletes.

Stockholm last staged the Games in 1912 and is competing against Rome, Athens, Cape Town and Buenos Aires.

6 Jun 1997 - 12:00am

Capital Stockholm is Venice of the North

WITH its harbour and its quays, Stockholm - one of the most beautiful cities in the world - has been described as the Venice of the North.

The city is built on small islands, stretching between Lake Malaren and the sea.

6 Jun 1994 - 12:00am