Few women run their own company : New figures from the EU reveal that Sweden ranks at the bottom of the list in terms of the number of women running their own businesses. Only just over a quarter of female entrepreneurs in Sweden, compared to an average of over 33 percent in the EU, are running their own companies.
Weak GDP figure : Swedish GDP fell 1.5 percent in the second quarter, exceeding expectations. The decline is partly attributed to the Riksbank's interest rate increases and a decrease in exports. The slowdown in growth could lead to fewer interest rate hikes and has implications for unemployment and inflation.
Stable food prices : Despite catastrophic weather conditions, stable food prices are expected as the overall harvest in Europe is projected to be relatively good, according to the EU's latest forecast. Fluctuations in grain prices are attributed to extreme weather and disruptions in Eastern Europe due to the war between Russia and Ukraine.