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    1. FT Data

      May 12, 2015

      Britain's general election: why Labour lost

      Before Labour tear themselves apart trying to figure out how to proceed from the general election result it’s worth taking a...

    2. April 28, 2015

      Finns drop warning charges after possible sub sighting off Helsinki

      Finland’s navy dropped warning charges during a hunt for a suspected submarine in a move likely to renew speculation about...

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    1. April 20, 2015

      Finland changes the guard, not the direction

      The voters in Finland have replaced as prime minister one man of the centre-right with another. Neither the departing Alex...

    2. April 20, 2015

      Entrepreneur sets out to navigate Finland’s political landscape

      Finland’s voters have pinned their hopes on a self-made millionaire to shake up the politics of a country mired in its...

    3. April 20, 2015

      Finnish coalition talks start as Sipila’s party secures victory

      The self-made millionaire set to be Finland’s next prime minister started tricky coalition discussions on Monday as he...

    4. April 19, 2015

      Centre party takes most seats in Finland poll

      Finland backed a former telecoms entrepreneur as prime minister and handed second place to a populist anti-EU party in a...

    5. April 17, 2015

      The rise, fall and rise again of Nokia

      On the campaign trail in Finland this week ahead of Sunday’s general elections, Olli Rehn has been confronted with a new...

    6. April 17, 2015

      Once a taboo, Nato membership now a hot topic in Finland

      Four years ago, when Finland’s current government came to power, Nato membership was deliberately ruled out. Now, with a new...

    7. April 15, 2015

      Bond yields move lower as ECB confirms purchases

      Europe’s debt markets smashed through another set of records on Wednesday as the European Central Bank reaffirmed its...

    8. April 15, 2015

      Finnish billionaire Siilasmaa celebrates Nokia turnround

      It is not just Nokia that is celebrating a turnround with its takeover bid for Alcatel-Lucent. Its chairman is too. Risto...

    9. April 15, 2015

      Nokia confirms Alcatel-Lucent acquisition

      Nokia has launched a €15.6bn agreed all-share takeover offer for Alcatel-Lucent aimed at creating a Finnish-French rival to...

    10. April 14, 2015

      Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent should heed the lesson of past mergers

      Rajeev Suri, the chief executive of Nokia, has long believed the telecoms equipment market would consolidate into three...

    11. April 13, 2015

      Nordic dilemma over how much to include the populist parties

      Populist parties have shaken the political elite across Europe. But as groups such as the Finns, France’s National Front or...

    12. April 10, 2015

      Nordic countries to boost defence co-operation

      The five Nordic countries are to step up their defence co-operation as a direct response to the Russian military threat in...

    13. April 7, 2015

      Stubb turns on coalition allies in battle for re-election in Finland

      Alex Stubb is facing a highly difficult task: the Finnish prime minister is essentially running against his own government...

    14. March 23, 2015

      Euro money funds turn red

      Yields on virtually all euro-denominated money market funds aimed at institutional investors are likely to turn negative in...

    15. March 23, 2015

      Student loans drive up debt while investment languishes

      A rise in student debt will cause unsecured borrowing in the UK to hit a record high in 2015, while investment in research...

    16. FT Photo Diary

      March 12, 2015

      Formula One portraits

      Formula One drivers for the 2015 season are pictured in this combination photo at Melbourne’s Albert Park Track, Australia....

    17. March 12, 2015

      Free Lunch: Not quite what you think

      Counterintuitive reads It garnered quite a bit of interest when Free Lunch reported on Tuesday that “nowcasting” models...

    18. FT Alphaville

      March 12, 2015

      The mystery of the missing money, part 2

      In our previous post, we were inspired by a fascinating note from Deutsche Bank to look into the peculiar behaviour of the...

    19. March 11, 2015

      Finland’s economy: In search of the sunny side

      It is 9:30am on a freezing morning in Helsinki and the queue outside a nondescript building in the north of the city is...

    20. March 11, 2015

      Nokia break-up cast as catalyst for Finland’s tech boom

      When Nokia’s mobile phone business first went into decline and was then sold to Microsoft in April last year, it could have...

    21. March 9, 2015

      EDF and Areva: nuclear family

      Funny how fortunes can change. Nuclear engineering group Areva was once seen by the French government as a possible saviour...

    22. March 5, 2015

      Investors in two minds over QE in Europe

      If the Federal Reserve had applied the same rules to its quantitative easing programme as the European Central Bank has for...

    23. February 26, 2015

      Treasure map designed to lure tourists to remote Finnish hamlet

      The primary school and the shop closed long ago, and all that is left of the ham­let of Autti are 100 residents, almost all...

    24. February 26, 2015

      There are positives to negative yields

      Markets have entered a sort of Wonderland this year in which up is down and black is white. Negative bond yields, an anomaly...

    25. February 13, 2015

      Just how negative are you?

      Investors just paid Finland to borrow their money for five years. That’s unreal. If you’re investing in securities, why...

    26. February 12, 2015

      Telecoms entrepreneur aims to revive Finland’s fortunes

      Juha Sipilä succeeded as a telecoms entrepreneur with the same hands-on approach that led him to build his own house and...

    27. February 4, 2015

      Finland sells 5-year bond at negative yield

      Finland on Wednesday became the first eurozone country to sell five-year government debt at a negative yield, meaning...

    28. February 2, 2015

      Areva warns of ‘significant’ increase in provisions

      Areva expects a significant increase in provisions as well as a further writedown of assets in its 2014 accounts, in another...

    29. January 30, 2015

      Snapshot: ‘Variations On A Standard Space’, by Niko Luoma

      Snapshot: ‘Variations On A Standard Space’, by Niko Luoma Photographer Niko Luoma was born in 1970 in Helsinki where he...

    30. January 26, 2015

      Europe cannot agree to write off Greece’s debt

      Syriza have won the Greek election. But, perhaps just as startling, the “far left” party is making considerable headway in...

    31. January 26, 2015

      Finland must consider loosening grip on Finnair, says CEO

      Finland’s parliament will have to consider loosening its grip on state-controlled Finnair if the country’s national carrier...

    32. January 22, 2015

      Davos 2015: Finland opens door to Greece renegotiation

      Finland’s prime minister opened the door on Thursday to a renegotiation of the terms of Greek debt short of a writedown in...

    33. 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,...

    34. Nick Butler

      January 11, 2015

      New nuclear - 2015 is the critical year

      2015 will be a crucial year for the nuclear industry across the world. Japan is expected to start bringing its nuclear...

    35. December 28, 2014

      Keep calm in the face of European populism

      Europe faces a busy electoral calendar in 2015. Parliamentary elections are scheduled in Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Poland,...

    36. Business Blog

      December 16, 2014

      UK police reform: it's all about culture and communication

      Any restructuring of the 43 police forces of England and Wales would require political will. But such a reform would also be...

    37. December 2, 2014

      Finland and Russia deepen energy ties

      Finland and Russia are to increase their energy co-operation after state-backed companies signed a deal on hydroelectric and...

    38. The World

      December 2, 2014

      Economic chill set to make Finland the sick man of Europe

      Which of the eurozone’s 18 member states will be the weakest performing economy in 2015? Italy, which has recorded no...

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