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      Dawn breaks on Finland’s tech scene

      Finland has long been in the economic doldrums. Weighed down by the steep decline in Nokia’s once dominant mobile phone...

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      Microsoft will further retreat from its disastrous attempt to crack the global smartphone market with plans to cut back...

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    1. April 19, 2016

      Helsinki: Feeling the Nokia effect

      Population 600,000 (wider region 1.4m) Invested in start-ups in 2015 $198m Days to set up a company 14 Few European...

    2. FT Data

      April 14, 2016

      Lithium price on the rise

      Commodities prices are generally falling but lithium spot price tripled in the past year, driven by demand for...

    3. April 6, 2016

      Nokia cuts 1,300 jobs in Finland following Alcatel-Lucent deal

      Nokia has begun cutting thousands of jobs following the acquisition of French rival Alcatel-Lucent. The Finnish...

    4. April 3, 2016

      Finland’s state pension scheme to boost hedge fund assets

      Finland’s state pension scheme plans to invest another $500m in hedge funds this year despite persistent concerns over...

    5. March 24, 2016

      No-nonsense Nordic restaurants

      A decade ago many of the distinguishing traits of the “new Nordic” style, championed by restaurants such as...

    6. Fast FT

      March 22, 2016

      UK Budget revisions 'credit negative', says Moody's

      A reduction in GDP growth forecasts and an increase in debt forecasts in the UK’s Budget, presented last week, are...

    7. Fast FT

      March 22, 2016

      Finnish unemployment not as bad as feared

      Finland eked out the barest sliver of economic growth at the end of last year and the latest unemployment reading...

    8. March 20, 2016

      EDF’s nuclear troubles rooted in caution

      If there is a single person responsible for the troubled efforts to build the UK’s first new nuclear power station in a...

    9. Fast FT

      March 18, 2016

      Ireland the only euro area borrower on the up

      Teacher’s pet. Ratings agency Moody’s has delivered its annual update on the credit worthiness of euro area...

    10. March 17, 2016

      UK tax on sugary drinks is ‘nannying’ and ‘impractical’

      Britain’s surprise decision to follow Mexico, France, Finland and Hungary and impose a tax on sugary soft drinks...

    11. Fast FT

      March 11, 2016

      Fitch strips Finland of AAA rating

      Finnished. Finland was stripped of its triple A rating by rating agency Fitch on Friday, as lacklusture economic growth...

    12. March 11, 2016

      EDF seeks financial support from French state for Hinkley Point C

      EDF will not go ahead with the contentious £18bn Hinkley Point C nuclear project in the UK unless it wins further...

    13. March 10, 2016

      A global prize brings glitz to classroom teaching

      Kazuya Takahashi is fairly gloomy about the way his profession is perceived. “People expect too many things from...

    14. FT Data

      March 8, 2016

      Gender gaps in EU regions: worse in Southern Europe - and in London

      About two in three women aged 25 to 64 years old are in employment in the European Union, the highest proportion since...

    15. March 7, 2016

      EDF tensions over Hinkley Point C are laid bare

      Tensions inside EDF over its plans to build a flagship nuclear power station in the UK were laid bare on Monday, after...

    16. Nick Butler

      March 7, 2016

      Hinkley Point: a timely resignation

      Thomas Piquemal, the finance director of EDF has performed a significant public service by resigning and focusing...

    17. March 6, 2016

      Decade of struggle puts Finnish tradition of consensus at risk

      In the chill of Jyväskylä, a three-hour train ride north of Helsinki, everything looks black and white. But the...

    18. Fast FT

      March 4, 2016

      Record 1.25 million asylum seekers in EU in 2015

      The number of first time asylum seekers to the European Union more than doubled in 2015 to a record 1.25m, new data...

    19. Nick Butler

      March 1, 2016

      Looking beyond Hinkley

      The news that there is to be a further delay to the long-promised Hinkley Point nuclear power station in Somerset...

    20. February 26, 2016

      Areva posts €2bn net loss as it nears rescue package  

      Areva reported a €2bn net loss for the full year as the French nuclear group took further writedowns on its...

    21. Fast FT

      February 25, 2016

      Areva delays results, secures €1.1bn 'bridge' loan

      Struggling French nuclear group Areva has delayed the publication of its annual results by a day as it finalises the...

    22. Fast FT

      February 18, 2016

      FirstFT - The best exercise to boost your brain

      Here’s a taste of today’s FirstFT email. You can sign up to receive it here. Central banks: negative thinking A concept...

    23. Brussels Blog

      February 15, 2016

      Brussels Briefing: Greece and The Wall

      This is Monday’s edition of our new Brussels Briefing. To receive it every morning in your email in-box, sign up here....

    24. February 9, 2016

      We should engage with xenophobes, not silence them

      Mainstream politicians across Europe face serious challenges from populist and xenophobic parties. How should they...

    25. February 4, 2016

      Immigration curbs take shine off Nordic reputation for tolerance

      Danish moves to confiscate asylum seekers’ cash and jewellery; Norwegian officials deporting migrants over a freezing...

    26. Fast FT

      January 29, 2016

      Record $5.5tn in govt bonds with negative yields

      A new record has been set in the freakish world of negative yields. Japan’s surprise decision to cut interest rates has...

    27. January 28, 2016

      Areva move piles pressure on EDF

      EDF has agreed a significant investment in the troubled reactor business of Areva, putting further pressure on the...

    28. Fast FT

      January 26, 2016

      Terex confirms $3.2bn bid from China's Zoomlion

      Zoomlion, China’s answer to Caterpillar, is trying to gatecrash a deal between its US and Finnish rivals that would...

    29. Tech blog

      January 26, 2016

      #techFT - Digital money divide widens

      There is a growing digital divide between the world of contactless payments and countries where cash is still king....

    30. MBA blog

      January 19, 2016

      Location, location, location

      Well, let me say it right away: I love Toronto. Over the past 29 years, I have lived and studied in Austria, Finland,...

    31. January 19, 2016

      Rise of the robots seen boosting the dollar

      The accelerating pace of digital innovation could have some surprising implications for the foreign exchange markets in...

    32. December 23, 2015

      Finland banks on Santa in diplomatic charm offensive

      When it comes to soft diplomacy, having Father Christmas in your corner is not a bad place to start. So on a recent...

    33. FT Alphaville

      December 23, 2015

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Wednesday, - High yield’s retrenchment. - “Finland should never have signed up to the single currency...

    34. Fast FT

      December 22, 2015

      Surprise improvement in Finnish unemployment

      Finland’s economic performance continues to be about as chilly as the Nordic country’s weather but on one count at...

    35. Brussels Blog

      December 14, 2015

      Is Davutoglu seeking another EU summit invite?

      During the height of the Donbass crisis, Ukrainian diplomats repeatedly managed to get President Petro Poroshenko into...

    36. December 6, 2015

      Europe will stumble before it learns to stand tall

      The main characteristic of today’s EU is an accumulation of crises. This is no accident. It happens because policies...

    37. November 29, 2015

      Risto Siilasmaa, Nokia chairman: Stealthy dealmaking at the Savoy

      In the summer of 2013, Nokia’s chairman Risto Siilasmaa delivered an ultimatum to Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer following...

    38. FT Data

      November 18, 2015

      Datawatch: Eurozone exports

      A weak euro is good news for eurozone exporters, especially Greece, Germany, Finland and Ireland, which rely on buyers...

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