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Analysis pieces written for the Swedish Daily, SvD Näringsliv – https://www.svd.se

China to the tech giants: Contribute or be punished

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This column was first published in SvD Näringsliv, in Swedish, on August 6th, 2021. China’s attacks on the country’s own tech giants look like attacks on an entire sector, but behind it is a more conceived idea, writes SvD’s tech analyst Björn Jeffery. If companies do not contribute to China’s national goals, they are in a risky position. “To get rich is glorious.” That quote is often attributed to Deng Xiaoping, the man who was China’s […]

How Apple’s ideals in China collapse

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This column was first published in SvD Näringsliv, in Swedish, on June 28th, 2021. A new service from Apple is intended to protect privacy. But it also exposes one of the IT giant’s biggest challenges right now – choosing a path in China, where they are squeezed between the country’s exercise of power and its own ideals. Happy and confident, Apple CEO Tim Cook stepped up to the podium in Washington DC. The year was 2015 […]

Future worries causes Visa to pump billions into Tink

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This column was first published in SvD Näringsliv, in Swedish, on June 24th, 2021. The Swedish company Tink has 18 billion reasons to thank the US Department of Justice. Their stopping of Visa’s intended deal with the similar company Plaid laid the foundation for today’s giant acquisition. Al Kelly, CEO of the card company Visa, seems to know what he wants. In 1.5 years, he has tried to make two billion dollar deals of a very […]

Why Telia wants to sell TV4 – 1.5 years after the big deal

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This column was first published in SvD Näringsliv, in Swedish, on June 22nd, 2021. Only one and a half years in its possession – but already Telia is rumored to want to dump the Swedish broadcaster TV4. Surprising? Not at all. The world’s telecom companies never seem to learn from history – and all indications are that Telia will soon buy a “new” TV4. A giant deal valued at almost SEK 10 billion. Transformative for both […]

This determines the next GameStop

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This column was first published in SvD Näringsliv, in Swedish, on June 14th, 2021. When the speculators on an online forum decide on a stock, things can move very fast. This week, companies such as Clover Health, Aethlon Medical and Geo Group got to experience what it is like to become a so-called meme stock. But what forces really affect what will be the next Gamestop? The medical technology company Aethlon has just had a couple […]

Free popcorn made the AMC stock soar

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This column was first published in SvD Näringsliv, in Swedish, on June 3rd, 2021. By enticing with free popcorn, the cinema chain AMC’s share soared by 95 percent – in one day. The incident reveals a change of attitude towards speculators from internet forums. From skepticism to addressing them directly. Fund manager Mudrick Capital made probably the worst stock market trade of the week. On Tuesday, they began by buying newly issued shares for over 230 […]

Uncertain win for Apple even in victory against Epic

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This column was first published in SvD Näringsliv, in Swedish, on May 31st, 2021. In the recently concluded trial against the gaming giant Epic, it looks promising for Apple. But even a possible win would be less significant than one might think. And Apple’s legal problems are far from over. Wearing a white shirt, a slim gray tie, and a white face mask, one of the main characters stepped out of an elevator the other day […]

Elon Musk – the Jerome Powell of crypto

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This column was first published in SvD Näringsliv, in Swedish, on May 24th, 2021. $1 trillion went up in smoke in last week’s cryptocurrency crash. Elon Musk and China got most of the blame, but the problem showed a deep contradiction among the proponents of cryptocurrencies. When Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk tweets about cryptocurrencies, the market moves. Mostly upwards, as in the case of dogecoin – the joke that became one of the world’s ten largest […]

After the hoarding of toilet paper – here comes gas in plastic bags

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This column was first published in SvD Näringsliv, in Swedish, on May 17th, 2021. Residents who bunkered gas in plastic bags. Oil prices rose. The hacker attack in the US not only acts as an eye opener on how vulnerable society is to cyber attacks – but above all on how unprepared many people seem to be. “Software is eating the world”. That’s how the venture capitalist Marc Andreessen began a now legendary essay in the […]

The $2 billion deli

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This column was first published in SvD Näringsliv, in Swedish, on May 10th, 2021. It has a turnover of a few thousand dollars but has a multi-billion valuation on the stock exchange. This is what happened when a small restaurant in New Jersey ended up at the center of the debate about how the financial market is really doing. The American flags are flying outside a gray, anonymous room in Paulsboro, New Jersey. The sign outside […]