COVID-19 sparked a U.S. coin shortage, but a U.K. surplus

Oct 2, 2020
Technology has made the transition to digital payments quicker in the U.K.
"It's absolutely certain that coronavirus will accelerate the shift to digital," says Natalie Ceeney, chair of Innovate Finance. But the virus has also shown a spotlight on vulnerability and people who are getting excluded by the shift to digital.
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Sweden acknowledges its no-lockdown COVID-19 strategy might have been a mistake

Jun 3, 2020
Given the country's high death rate, Sweden and its health officials are rethinking how they have handled the pandemic.
State epidemiologist Anders Tegnell of the Swedish Public Health Agency now says there was "potential for improvement" in the country's strategy to fight the pandemic.
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Climate change is fermenting the wine industry

Nov 6, 2019
Warmer temperatures are pushing wineries to new northern territories. Elin McCoy of Bloomberg News explains.
Murre Sofrakis, the winemaker at Fladie vineyard in southern Sweden.
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Immigration influx creates economic conundrum for Sweden

Jul 17, 2019
Sweden once welcomed more refugees per head than any other nation in the European Union.
People hold banners welcoming refugees in Malmö, Sweden.
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Sweden's immigration debate: view from the street

Scandinavia's largest economy has accepted more than 400,000 asylum seekers and relatives of previous immigrants in the past five years.
Adilson Silve was born in Brazil.
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Meet Sweden's Secretary of the Future

May 10, 2016
Kristina Persson says to prepare for the future, first we have to start by talking about it.
Kristina Persson focuses on Sweden's future. 
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One woman's journey from Syria to Sweden

Sep 2, 2015
Listen to Nour Ammar's story as she travels the road to asylum.

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New technology helps Swedish care for elderly

Dec 25, 2012
Sweden has taken giant steps when it comes to heath care. With one of the oldest populations and highest life expectancies in the world, the Scandinavian nation is using new medical technology to care for its aging citizens.