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    1. January 21, 2015

      Sweden flies into a corporate storm

      The Swedish economic model has long been admired. In particular, the Nordic country’s system of active ownership of...

    2. January 16, 2015

      J&J receives €100m EU injection for Ebola vaccine development

      Johnson & Johnson is to receive more than €100m from the EU to accelerate development of its experimental Ebola vaccine as...

    1. January 15, 2015

      Savills upgrades 2014 profit expectations after strong December

      Savills, the London-listed property agents, has upgraded its 2014 profit expectations after changes in UK stamp duty helped...

    2. January 14, 2015

      Kuoni to exit consumer travel market

      Kuoni, the Swiss-based travel group, has put its outbound tour operator business up for sale in the latest sign of how the...

    3. January 14, 2015

      Finland emerges as major hurdle to Greek bailout deal

      Finland has emerged as the biggest stumbling block to negotiating a new bailout deal with an incoming Greek government,...

    4. January 9, 2015

      Two Ebola vaccines given go-ahead for trials in west Africa

      Two vaccines for Ebola have been given the go-ahead for frontline trials in west Africa as the World Health Organisation...

    5. January 1, 2015

      Sweden hit by third assault on mosque

      Sweden suffered its third arson attack on a mosque in a week amid an intensifying debate about immigration in the Nordic...

    6. December 23, 2014

      Bumper year for coco bond sales

      European financial institutions are set to take advantage of investors’ continuing thirst for yield in the new year by...

    7. December 7, 2014

      Ageing Europe needs the new blood immigration brings

      In a Europe defined by ageing societies, shrinking workforces and stagnant living standards, immigration is both a partial...

    8. November 26, 2014

      Banking: end of the universe

      “Universal banking,” said a speaker at Wednesday’s FT Banking summit “is dead.” It is easy to see the logic. Banks are...

    9. November 20, 2014

      Concern rises as cracks appear in Nordic model

      Cracks are beginning to appear in the vaunted Nordic model. The four main Nordic countries – Denmark, Finland, Norway and...

    10. November 16, 2014

      Nordea chief says bank regulation chokes small-business loans

      The head of the Nordic region’s biggest lender has said banking regulation is making it impossible for small companies to...

    11. November 11, 2014

      Touch of fear fails to damp appeal of Nordic bonds

      Political and economic commentators tend to go a little weak at the knees when it comes to the Nordic countries. Sweden,...

    12. November 9, 2014

      Sweden’s PM hits back at business critics

      Sweden’s prime minister defended his centre-left government’s first month in power after business critics labelled its start...

    13. November 7, 2014

      The Arctic region’s innovative beauty ideas

      Think of Scandinavian beauty currently, and one is as likely to conjure the furrowed intensity of our favourite noir TV...

    14. October 27, 2014

      Nasdaq presses on with plan to clear forex derivatives in Europe

      Nasdaq is to press ahead with its long-touted plans to clear some foreign exchange instruments in Europe as local regulators...

    15. October 12, 2014

      Starz to launch in international markets

      Starz, the US pay-television network behind shows such as Spartacus and Black Sails, has struck a deal to build an...

    16. September 24, 2014

      ‘Finlandisation’ makes a polarising comeback in Finland

      In Finland, a single word has become the battleground for the Nordic country’s postwar history. “Finlandisation” may have...

    17. September 18, 2014

      Kiwi dollar is victim of fundamentals

      Last weekend it was Sweden. This time it’s New Zealand. The Land of the Long White Cloud faces an uncertain outcome from its...

    18. September 17, 2014

      Prime minister Alex Stubb attacked for ‘Finlandisation’ policy

      Finland is on the verge of putting Russian interests before its own values in its foreign policy and returning to the days...

    19. September 15, 2014

      Swedish businesses grapple with uncertainty after elections

      Swedish businesses accustomed to the Nordic country’s famously sensible and dependable politics are facing an unfamiliar...

    20. September 15, 2014

      Scotland debate stirs mix of fears and hopes in Nordic region

      The Nordic countries have been under the spotlight for much of the Scottish independence campaign as nationalists from Alex...

    21. September 9, 2014

      Sweden braced for rare plunge into political uncertainty

      Chaos is not a word readily associated with Sweden. The Nordic country is at or near the top of rankings for happiness,...

    22. August 27, 2014

      Swedish-run UK school seeks to improve performance

      Unusually for a headteacher in England, Alison Tilbrook displays a Swedish flag in her office and reports three times a week...

    23. August 27, 2014

      Norway leads push for gender equality but has a long way to go

      Norway has a strong image when it comes to gender equality. Its prime minister and finance minister are both female; so are...

    24. August 25, 2014

      Grand Hotel, Stockholm

      Where: Södra Blasieholmshamnen 8 WiFi: Yes Plug sockets: Yes Espresso: SKr58 ($8.40) Open: Cadier Bar Mon-Fri 7am-2am; Sat...

    25. July 25, 2014

      Statoil cuts output to swerve low prices as earnings disappoint

      Statoil deliberately cut back on gas production in the second quarter due to low prices as the Norwegian state-controlled...

    26. July 24, 2014

      Norway faces ‘concrete and credible’ terrorist threat

      Norway is facing an imminent terrorist attack from fighters involved in the conflict in Syria, according to a warning from...

    27. July 18, 2014

      UK high street retailers turn to handmade look for festive items

      “Imperfect is the new perfect,” declares Jonathan Moore, executive chef at Waitrose, pointing to the upmarket grocer’s...

    28. July 3, 2014

      Swedish krona slides after rate cut

      Interest rate speculation hit the currencies of Sweden and Norway on Thursday after Sweden’s Riksbank cut its main rate by...

    29. June 19, 2014

      Norway to bring in begging ban

      Norway, one of the world’s richest countries, would like to see a little less of some of the poorest people. The Nordic...

    30. June 15, 2014

      Nordea stands by Israeli bank investment

      Nordea Investment Management will remain invested in two Israeli banks after launching a review of their activities in the...

    31. June 5, 2014

      Icelandic court clears corporate raider

      Iceland’s most high-profile corporate raider and two former bank chief executives have been acquitted in separate cases that...

    32. FT Alphaville

      May 21, 2014

      What Google could get for $30bn

      Google has a $30bn warchest to spend on foreign acquisitions, or so it’s told regulators. If it decided to spend the cash in...

    33. May 13, 2014

      UK court dismisses Çukurova appeal in Turkcell ownership dispute

      A UK court on Tuesday dismissed an appeal by Turkish group Çukurova in a long-running dispute with Nordic telecommunications...

    34. May 1, 2014

      Novo Nordisk ends streak of double-digit quarterly growth

      Novo Nordisk failed to post quarterly double-digit sales growth for the first time in 12 years, bringing to an end one of...

    35. FT Alphaville

      April 11, 2014

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Of things and thingamies, connected: The Nasdaq may have fallen out of bed, but Dan...

    36. April 11, 2014

      Finland risks losing triple A rating

      Finland has a one-in-three chance of losing its prized triple A credit rating in the next two years, a leading rating agency...

    37. beyondbrics

      April 1, 2014

      Indonesia elections: hot celebs but few strong women

      “Hot celebs assault on parliament,” reads the headline of a local tabloid in a photograph that Destiya Purna Panca has...

    38. March 28, 2014

      Short cuts: Grand Hotel’s matbordet, Sigmund Freud Museum exhibition, and Luna Hotel Baglioni’s new terrace suite

      Stockholm In his illuminating book on the Nordic countries, The Almost Nearly Perfect People, Michael Booth quotes the...

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