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Sweden threatened by shadow economy

Cheap, undocumented, illegal immigrant labour is undercutting the Swedsish economic model

AND STILL THEY COME: Locals waiting at a railway station platform in Soedertaelje, a Swedish town which is popular with asylum seekers. A record 163,000 asylum seekers arrived in Sweden in 2015.


SWEDES rarely use cash, but building firm owner Piotr cannot get enough of the stuff. Every week, he spends hours racing from ATM to ATM using four credit cards to withdraw up to 80,000 kronor (S$12,575). He needs the cash, he says, to pay the undocumented immigrant workers whom...