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  1. August 12, 2014

    Challenges mount for Finland’s prime minister

    As starts go, Alex Stubb has not had the easiest time since becoming Finland’s prime minister seven weeks ago. The Finnish...

  2. The World

    August 8, 2014

    Food fight: EU weighs up risks of Russia's ban

    (Getty) By Christian Oliver and Richard Milne Europe’s leaders are preparing for a trade war with Russia by mapping out the...

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  1. August 7, 2014

    Russia threatens to go beyond food sanctions

    Fears of a damaging trade war between Russia and the west grew as Moscow banned imports of a wide range of agricultural and...

  2. July 25, 2014

    Tax windfall of billions for European funds

    Investors in equity funds holding European shares are set to receive a major tax windfall of billions of pounds over the...

  3. July 23, 2014

    Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival, Finland – review

    Imagine watching a juggler weave four balls through the air like music. Imagine a violinist playing a Bach chaconne as if he...

  4. July 22, 2014

    Kullervo, Savonlinna Opera Festival, Finland – review

    Aulis Sallinen’s dark, lush score resonates in the main hall of Olavinlinna Castle as though the space had been built with...

  5. July 22, 2014

    International growth takes Netflix past 50m subscribers

    Netflix passed through the 50m subscriber barrier in the second quarter as the streaming video subscription operator doubled...

  6. Business Blog

    July 17, 2014

    Poetry and jobs are the victims in Stephen Elop's Microsoft memo

    There is no longer much call for poetry at Microsoft’s devices division, the bulk of which consists of Nokia’s old handset...

  7. July 17, 2014

    Anger and bewilderment in Finland over Microsoft job cuts

    Politicians and workers’ leaders in Finland reacted with anger and bewilderment at the news that 1,100 jobs in the country...

  8. July 14, 2014

    A world without water

    The River Nar, a minor waterway about 100 miles north of London, is barely known to the average Briton. And at first glance,...

  9. FT Alphaville

    July 9, 2014

    MoneySupply: Those innovative Scandinavians

    A warm welcome to our colleagues from the FT’s Money Supply blog, who are now sharing their thoughts on FT Alphaville. First...

  10. June 25, 2014

    Finland premier calls on Juncker to mend fences with Cameron

    Finland’s new Anglophile prime minister has urged Jean-Claude Juncker, the likely next president of the European Commission,...

  11. June 25, 2014

    OECD survey links teacher status to pupil performance

    The OECD has linked high teacher status to good pupil performance in its global education league table, alongside findings...

  12. The World

    June 23, 2014

    Ireland bags another gong: world's 'goodest' nation

    By Vincent Boland in Dublin It is tough being number one. Just ask the Irish. One of the things Ireland has had to get used...

  13. June 23, 2014

    If Finland is the best Europe can do we should be worried

    Either the World Economic Forum is wrong or Europe is in deep trouble. The latest competitiveness rankings from the Swiss...

  14. June 14, 2014

    Alexander Stubb to be Finland’s next prime minister

    LAHTI, Finland, June 14 – Finland’s EU minister Alexander Stubb, who wants to cut taxes and take his neutral country into...

  15. May 29, 2014

    Break-up speculation sends IMI higher

    A combination of earnings optimism and break-up speculation helped give IMI its biggest gain in nine months on Thursday. IMI...

  16. May 26, 2014

    Chinese project points way ahead for EPR nuclear technology

    When Chinese planners decided to build a nuclear power plant on a rain-lashed cove in the south of the country, they simply...

  17. May 21, 2014

    Finland and Netherlands display problems at core of eurozone

    The circle keeps on turning in the eurozone. Just as some previously troubled southern European states, such as Spain, stage...

  18. May 15, 2014

    Nokia seeks arbitration for India tax dispute

    Nokia, the Finnish telecoms group, has begun the process of seeking international arbitration with India’s government over a...

  19. April 30, 2014

    Stephen Elop gets bigger-than-expected €24.2m Nokia pay-off

    Stephen Elop received a bigger-than-expected pay-off of €24.2m from Nokia despite the former chief executive presiding over...

  20. April 29, 2014

    Alex Stubb tipped as favourite to be next Finland PM

    Alex Stubb is favourite to become Finland’s next prime minister after the Nordic country’s charismatic EU and trade minister...

  21. April 29, 2014

    Soft-spoken Rajeev Suri rises to top at Nokia

    The soft-spoken Rajeev Suri will need to raise his voice if he is to be heard above the many people with opinions in Finland...

  22. April 28, 2014

    Indirect tax becomes levy of choice for governments

    Governments are increasingly turning to indirect taxes to raise revenue, according to a survey that has found that one in 10...

  23. April 24, 2014

    Facebook buys fitness-tracker app Moves

    Facebook has bought Helsinki-based fitness tracking app Moves in the next step of its strategy to create a suite of apps to...

  24. April 16, 2014

    Jean-Claude Juncker seeks to open door for EU telecoms deals

    Europe’s telecom companies could soon be getting what they have long been begging for: looser EU competition rules that...

  25. April 14, 2014

    US retail sales exceed expectations with rise of 1.1%

    Global: The World Trade Organisation has raised its forecast for the growth in global trade this year to 4.7 per cent,...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. April 10, 2014

    A pickle for shops that stock expats’ favourite foods

    In 2010, a few years into running Scandinavian Kitchen, a Nordic-themed café and grocery in London’s Marylebone district,...

  29. April 6, 2014

    Jyrki Katainen to quit as Finland’s PM to seek EU role

    Jyrki Katainen is to resign as Finland’s prime minister in June as he becomes the latest Nordic leader to seek an...

  30. April 2, 2014

    Sanctions could be a wrecking ball for Miley Cyrus booking

    Miley Cyrus has twerked her way into a geopolitical controversy amid questions over whether the promoter of her sellout...

  31. March 23, 2014

    Competitive mobile markets bolster take-up, says study

    European mobile markets with greater competition such as the UK, Finland and Austria have lower prices and higher levels of...

  32. March 21, 2014

    Four steps to fixing inequality

    By most measures, and in many countries, income inequality has been increasing for a generation. Some people don’t care, so...

  33. FT Alphaville

    March 20, 2014

    "TIMCHENKO, Gennady... Geneva, Switzerland" (UPDATED)

    There’s a familiar name on the latest Specially Designated Nationals List in the US sanctions against Russia… TIMCHENKO,...

  34. March 12, 2014

    Europe wants to make its marriage to Britain work

    I love the UK! Not only because I am married to a Brit, nor because my children are dual nationals of the UK and Finland,...

  35. Brussels Blog

    March 11, 2014

    The German veto on EU banking regulation

    German finance miniser Wolfgang Schäuble with Finland's Jutta Urpilainen at Monday's eurogroup The German finance ministry...

  36. March 3, 2014

    Vikings and the modern age

    Waves of enthusiasm for the Vikings come as regularly as their longboats once arrived at the shores of terrified victims....

  37. February 21, 2014

    Europe’s brewers toast beer drinking recovery

    Europe’s brewers are toasting a recovery in beer consumption that has been helped by a trend towards rolling back taxes. The...

  38. FT Alphaville

    February 20, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: More signs of a slowdown in the world’s second-largest economy had a ripple effects across Asia-Pacific markets. A...

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