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Sweden: A Rare Earth Discovery

According to Sweden’s state-owned mining company LKAB, more than one million tons of rare earth oxides—the largest deposit of its kind in Europe—was discovered near Kiruna, about 1,000 kilometers north of Stockholm.


Nordic Companies Hurting Despite Aid

Despite the $30 billion in crisis support packages being provided by governments to help keep businesses viable and protect manufacturing output, COVID-19 has left leading top Nordic corporations hurting.

Capital Raising & Corporate Finance

Listing: The IPO Bypass

Spotify is in the spotlight as its proposed direct listing tests the market for unusual financing. Private companies are watching the outcome—especially as markets turn volatile.


Personal Income Tax Rates

The OECD defines tax as a compulsory unrequited payment to the government. A taxable base is the base amount on which the tax rate is applied—such as corporate income, personal income, or property.



The region battled continuing recession or, at best, slow growth, a tightening regulatory environment and country-specific banking taxes or fines for past misdemeanors.