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    1. Fast FT

      August 23, 2016

      Finnish unemployment at lowest level in nearly 2 years

      Finland‘s level of joblessness moderated last month, a further encouraging sign after the economy expanded in the first...

    2. Fast FT

      August 19, 2016

      Merkel readies for European Brexit tour

      German chancellor Angela Merkel will embark on one of her most intensive rounds of EU diplomacy next week with a...

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    1. Fast FT

      August 15, 2016

      Finland inflation hits best level since 2014

      Inflation in Finland reached 0.5 per cent as one of the eurozone’s struggling economies managed to eke out some price...

    2. August 4, 2016

      Nokia identifies bigger savings in Alcatel deal

      Nokia has increased its cost-cutting plan for its takeover of Alcatel-Lucent by a third after a bigger fall in sales...

    3. July 29, 2016

      Hinkley C should signal a strategy shift

      “Industrial strategy” is a phrase thrown around without much care for the definition. But it does not take long to...

    4. Nick Butler

      July 29, 2016

      The lessons of Hinkley Point

      The saga of Hinkley Point goes on. The UK government is right to delay approval of a project in which it has lost...

    5. Fast FT

      July 28, 2016

      Nuclear power group Areva narrows 1H loss

      Areva narrowed its losses in the first half as cost-cutting measures and a more favourable price mix boosted the...

    6. Fast FT

      July 25, 2016

      Hong Kong (re)introduces closing auction mechanism

      A big welcome to the Hong Kong closing auction, launching today. This would seem a very small step for other markets...

    7. beyondbrics

      July 15, 2016

      India overhauls its investment treaty regime

      In a surprising recent move, India has served notices to 57 countries including the UK, Germany, France and Sweden...

    8. Fast FT

      July 12, 2016

      EU trade deficit with China hits €180bn

      A surge in imports led the EU’s trade in goods deficit with China to a record €180bn last year, according to Eurostat...

    9. July 8, 2016

      The Finnish chef who made Nordic cuisine a hit in Hong Kong

      Childhood summers spent fishing and foraging for wild berries in rural Finland may not seem the most obvious...

    10. Fast FT

      June 27, 2016

      Fast Europe Open: brace yourselves

      Let’s keep this brief…. Markets across Asia Pacific have had a mixed open to the week. At lunchtime the Hang Seng is...

    11. June 22, 2016

      Supercell seeks to win clash of gamers with $8.6bn Tencent deal

      Can a company with just 190 workers and four products be worth $10.2bn? That is the question being asked of Supercell,...

    12. Fast FT

      June 22, 2016

      Denmark, Finland face recession risk from Brexit

      Nordic economies could suffer an economic downturn if Britain votes to leave the EU, with Finland and Denmark...

    13. Fast FT

      June 21, 2016

      Tencent-led group buys 84.3% stake in Supercell

      Chinese internet giant Tencent is leading a consortium that has agreed buy a majority stake in Finnish gaming company...

    14. Fast FT

      June 21, 2016

      Finland jobless rate worsens to 10.8%

      Finland’s unemployment rate worsened to 10.8 per cent in May but was not as bad as economists had anticipated. The...

    15. Brussels Blog

      June 17, 2016

      The Greek Bailout Odd Couple

      “Which debt relief agreement are you talking about?” If anyone had any doubts that Christine Lagarde, the managing...

    16. June 16, 2016

      Brexit would unleash 'new Lehman' on world - Finland's Stubb

      Global markets face a “Lehman Brothers” moment should Britain vote to leave the European Union next week, one of...

    17. Fast FT

      June 16, 2016

      ECB latest to question Brussels' lax budget policing

      The European Central Bank has voiced its concerns over lax implementation of Brussels’ budgetary rules, adding to a...

    18. Fast FT

      June 16, 2016

      EU asylum applications drop by a third

      Asylum applications in the EU dropped by a third at the start of the year as winter conditions stemmed the flow of...

    19. June 15, 2016

      Areva says TVO talks collapse will not hinder state bailout

      French nuclear group Areva said that the collapse of talks with Finnish counterpart TVO would not hinder its proposed...

    20. Brussels Blog

      June 15, 2016

      Banking schisms laid bare: leaked EU document

      Nearly six months after knuckling down to work on the next stage of overhauling EU bank rules, finance ministers will...

    21. June 14, 2016

      Finns deeply worried about French nuclear industry

      One of the main international customers for a much-delayed and costly nuclear reactor has expressed deep worries over...

    22. Fast FT

      June 10, 2016

      Greece set for €7.5bn bailout cash before Brexit vote

      Greece has been given the first of a number of green lights for its latest disbursement of rescue cash, ensuring the...

    23. June 10, 2016

      Birch water: big business?

      Anne Hirvonen’s boots crunch into the last of the snow as she strides briskly through the forest. She’s searching for a...

    24. Fast FT

      June 6, 2016

      A blip? Fed's Rosengren on the US jobs data

      Last Friday’s ugly US jobs data have certainly given pause for thought. The Boston Fed’s Eric Rosengren said today that...

    25. June 5, 2016

      Finland raises its bet on nuclear power

      The last one in Finland is almost a decade late, and the participating companies are now embroiled in multibillion-euro...

    26. Fast FT

      June 3, 2016

      Moody's strips Finland of top-notch rating

      Moody’s late on Friday cut Finland’s credit rating, becoming the third major ratings agency to strip the country of its...

    27. Brussels Blog

      June 3, 2016

      Schäuble and the Banking Undead

      In countless zombie movies there is the classic moment where a member of the dwindling band of survivors is cornered...

    28. Fast FT

      June 1, 2016

      Wolseley steps up restructuring in Europe

      Building materials supplier Wolseley is pushing through further restructuring in the UK and Europe, as trading in a...

    29. FT Data

      May 27, 2016

      Eastern Europe has the largest population loss in modern history

      Eastern Europe’s population is shrinking like no other regional population in modern history. The population has...

    30. May 25, 2016

      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...

    31. Fast FT

      May 25, 2016

      Microsoft takes further $950m hit from smartphone business

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

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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