©Lehtikuva

In this issue

Rich, happy and good at austerity

Rich, happy and good at austerity

Budget discipline has been impressive and there is a wish to stay in the euro, despite the profligacy of others

Economy: Demand at home offsets poor exports

Amid the downturn and structural change, consumption is holding up, says Michael Stothard

Nokia: Struggling to regain investors’ confidence

Richard Milne considers the handset maker’s troubles and its new strategy

Nuclear power: Pragmatic citizens are unfazed by Fukushima

Environmental concerns and a desire to reduce dependence on Russia have fostered support, says Michael Stothard

Jyrki Katainen
©Lehtikuva

Interview: Tough line on austerity has popular support

Richard Milne talks to Jyrki Katainen, prime minister, and leader of the six-party governing coalition

Tango: Latin beats with a long local tradition

Finland has added its own melancholic vibe, explains Michael Stothard

Saunas: The etiquette of ‘networking in the nude’

Full nudity is particularly important if you are with business contacts, writes Michael Stothard

Shift at the sawmill

Pulp and paper: Emerging markets and biofuels balance fall in European demand

The government and forestry companies are trying to find new jobs for plants and workers, reports Richard Milne

Helsinki: Centre of good design says no to Guggenheim

The city has decided that it cannot afford an expensive art museum, finds Michael Stothard

Angry Birds illustration

Mobile games: ‘Angry Birds’ success moves sector up the pecking order

Michael Stothard on an industry that is still tiny but has been invested with high hopes

Demographics: State tries to persuade people to spend longer at work

Richard Milne looks at how the challenges of an ageing population are being tackled

SHARE THIS QUOTE