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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

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    1. 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...

    2. FT Alphaville

      November 27, 2014

      Welfare spending across the OECD

      The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development has a new report out summarising data from its “social expenditure...

    3. November 25, 2014

      Swedes ‘truly afraid’ after submarine hunt, says foreign minister

      Swedes are “truly afraid” of what is happening in their neighbourhood after a foreign submarine entered waters outside...

    4. 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...

    5. November 19, 2014

      China and Russia in naval co-operation vow

      China and Russia have vowed to strengthen bilateral military co-operation and hold joint naval exercises to counter US...

    6. November 13, 2014

      Digital media blamed for UPM plant closures

      UPM, the world’s biggest newsprint and magazine paper producer, has blamed the rise of digital media for 550 job cuts as...

    7. 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,...

    8. November 5, 2014

      Nordic nations show little appetite for Cameron’s EU agenda

      David Cameron should be among friends when he arrives in Helsinki on Thursday for an annual meeting with Baltic and Nordic...

    9. October 29, 2014

      Nato fighter jets intercept Russian military aircraft

      More than two dozen Russian military aircraft, including six nuclear bombers, have conducted “significant military...

    10. October 29, 2014

      Swedes lean towards Nato membership, poll shows

      More Swedes are in favour of joining Nato than are against for the first time in the Nordic country’s history, according to...

    11. October 24, 2014

      Autumn’s brief glory in Finnish Lapland

      There’s only one flight a day into Finland’s Kittilä airport, which thoughtfully supplies its passengers with a relaxing row...

    12. October 20, 2014

      Baltic security: Tensions on the frontier

      Jarring reminders of the past are almost a weekly occurrence in the Baltic sea region these days. Last weekend, the Swedish...

    13. October 16, 2014

      Datawatch: women's suffrage

      A hundred years ago, in 1914, just four countries allowed women to vote: New Zealand, Australia, Finland and Norway. Two...

    14. October 15, 2014

      MediaTek strengthens European presence

      MediaTek, the Taiwanese chipmaker, is expanding in Europe with the opening of a Finnish office to develop technology for the...

    15. October 12, 2014

      India’s challenge on corporate taxation

      Foreign companies are depressingly used to run-ins with the Indian taxman. A string of groups, including Vodafone, IBM and...

    16. October 11, 2014

      Finnish PM calls for ‘strict discipline’ after downgrade

      Finland’s prime minister has called for “strict discipline” in Finnish society after rating agency Standard & Poor’s cut its...

    17. FT Photo Diary

      October 10, 2014

      Getting ready for Russian Grand Prix

      Laszlo Balogh/Reuters Ferrari Formula One mechanics push the car of Kimi Raikkonen of Finland during the first free practice...

    18. FT Tech Hub

      October 9, 2014

      Could Best Fiends achieve what Angry Birds hasn't?

      Angry Birds may be in free fall but two of the executives most responsible for its success are spreading their wings. Just...

    19. October 9, 2014

      Russia and the west should stop punishing one another

      Call me Finlandised but there must be a better way than sanctions. Russia and the west are competing over who can hurt the...

    20. Nick Butler

      October 8, 2014

      Hinkley Point: the nuclear winners and losers

        © Matt Cardy/Getty Images The EU approval of the nuclear development at Hinkley Point marks an important, if not decisive,...

    21. October 7, 2014

      Nokia to mothball India plant in tax row

      Nokia plans to shut down production at its Indian factory following a long-running battle with the country’s government over...

    22. October 7, 2014

      Incoming EU jobs and growth chief defends stance on austerity

      The former Finnish prime minister tasked with restoring growth and employment to the EU sought on Tuesday to convince the...

    23. October 6, 2014

      Scandinavia: Cool designs, hot property

      On the roof of Gothenburg’s newest hotel, two hives of bees are busy processing the nectar from the late summer flowers 25...

    24. October 2, 2014

      Angry Birds maker Rovio cuts 16% of workforce

      Rovio, the Finnish mobile games maker behind Angry Birds, said on Thursday it planned to cut 16 per cent of its workforce as...

    25. September 29, 2014

      Row deepens over Finland’s nuclear plant

      Finland’s government has come under renewed pressure over its decision to approve a Russian-built nuclear reactor amid...

    26. September 25, 2014

      Number of ‘very old’ Britons passes half a million

      The number of centenarians in Britain has more than quadrupled in the past three decades to almost 14,000, a relatively...

    27. September 24, 2014

      Russian air incursions rattle Baltic states

      The Baltic countries are registering a dramatic increase in Russian military provocations, rattling nerves in a region which...

    28. 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...

    29. September 21, 2014

      Scotland’s No echoes Europe’s Yes to grand coalitions

      The union is saved. Alex Salmond, Scotland’s nationalist first minister, has resigned. All the ink spilled on the benefits...

    30. FT Alphaville

      September 19, 2014

      You call that a balance sheet expansion?

      “Too Low To Resuscitate Optimism” indeed… From BofAML on the definitely underwhelming, potentially stigmafied TLTRO pickup...

    31. September 17, 2014

      M&S accelerates international expansion with Nordic plans

      Marks and Spencer is to accelerate its international expansion by entering the Nordic market. The retailer, which earlier...

    32. 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...

    33. September 9, 2014

      Tricky questions for Scots lucky enough to have a vote

      The first 150 years of union with England were a time of extraordinary economic and intellectual development in Scotland,...

    34. September 9, 2014

      Finland denies obstructing EU deal on Russia sanctions

      Finland’s prime minister denied his country had obstructed the EU’s latest Russian sanctions and said other nations...

    35. September 5, 2014

      Eniro shares slide in wake of accounting irregularities

      Shares in Eniro, publisher of the Yellow Pages in the Nordic region, fell almost 29 per cent on Friday, after an internal...

    36. September 5, 2014

      Eurozone borrowing costs turn negative

      Short-term government borrowing costs have dropped firmly into negative territory across much of the eurozone after the...

    37. FT Photo Diary

      September 5, 2014

      Fast focus on Ferrari in Italy

      Max Rossi /Reuters Ferrari Formula One driver Kimi Räikkönen of Finland leaves the pit during the first practice session of...

    38. August 27, 2014

      Sweden and Finland Nato accords set to boost defences

      Nato will soon be able to deploy its forces in Sweden and Finland under agreements signed by the governments of the two...

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