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  1. 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...

  2. 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,...

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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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,...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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,...

  9. 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,...

  10. 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...

  11. 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....

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. FT Photo Diary

    February 13, 2014

    Finland's Antti Ollila exposed

    Gero Breloer/AP A multiple exposure image of Finland’s Antti Ollila competing in the men’s ski slopestyle qualifying round...

  15. beyondbrics

    February 11, 2014

    Guest post: Emerging Europe needs demand stimulus

    By Liviu Voinea, Minister Delegate for Budget, Romania The recent turmoil in some emerging markets sharpens a focus on...

  16. FT Alphaville

    February 10, 2014

    Europe's anaemic earnings story

    There are no Googles and Apples in Europe. So Societe Generale’s global quantitative research team pointed out on Monday...

  17. beyondbrics

    February 6, 2014

    India tourism: set for visa-on-arrival big boost?

    Visa? Tick. India’s long-awaited plan to extend the option of a visa on arrival to more tourists was finally confirmed this...

  18. February 4, 2014

    Biofuels help Neste Oil lift operating profits 70%

    Finnish refiner Neste Oil has increased annual operating profits by 70 per cent on the back of strong performance in its...

  19. February 3, 2014

    Corruption in the EU costs business €120bn a year, study finds

    Corruption has increased since the sovereign debt crisis hit the eurozone and costs the EU economy about €120bn a year in...

  20. January 31, 2014

    ‘The Almost Nearly Perfect People’, by Michael Booth

    The Almost Nearly Perfect People: The Truth About the Nordic Miracle, by Michael Booth, Jonathan Cape, RRP£14.99, 416 pages...

  21. January 22, 2014

    SSAB offer for Rautaruukki fuels hopes for animal spirits’ return

    The revival of animal spirits in dealmaking reached the Nordic region on Wednesday as Sweden’s SSAB offered SKr10.1bn...

  22. FT Data

    January 21, 2014

    European football: the retreat of the club trained player

    By Roger Blitz, Leisure Industries Correspondent Should we praise European football clubs for creating an international...

  23. January 19, 2014

    The Academic Week Ahead

    Monday – Jan 20 Be creative ESCP Europe is hosting a conference on the international art market in London. The conference is...

  24. Nick Butler

    January 19, 2014

    Comecon reborn

    I am glad I don’t live in eastern Europe and I can quite understand why against a good deal of economic logic Algirdas...

  25. The World

    January 9, 2014

    Public backing for EU crashes in wake of eurozone crisis

    Europe’s recovery proceeds apace – at least on bond markets. When it comes to public opinion, it’s a different story. A...

  26. January 8, 2014

    Talvivaara cuts workforce at Finnish nickel mine

    Talvivaara is to lay off nearly half of its staff at its nickel mine in Finland as refinancing talks continue aimed at...

  27. January 7, 2014

    Silicon Valley is no longer the only game in town

    The technology world loves a good battle, and in recent years there has been plenty of excitement about the war of the...

  28. January 2, 2014

    Cold, dark winters inspire Nordic start-ups

    Daylight is an increasingly precious commodity in the Nordic region just after midwinter. But the lack of sun and biting...

  29. December 22, 2013

    Markets reflect recovery of developed world’s economies

    Global stock markets have reflected the recovery of the developed world’s economies this year, particularly those of...

  30. Brussels Blog

    December 16, 2013

    Dutch banking revolt: Dijsselbloem vs Borg round II

    Are the Dutch attempting to lead a mutiny on bank reform? It is hard to tell whether the objections are serious enough to...

  31. December 11, 2013

    Nokia faces tripling of India tax bill to $1.1bn

    Nokia faces a potentially damaging escalation in its tax disagreement with India’s government, as the country’s revenue...

  32. Brussels Blog

    December 10, 2013

    EU banking union: leaked "terms of reference"

    Wolfgang Schäuble, the German finance minister, during the marathon talks on Tuesday EU finance ministers meeting late into...

  33. The A-List

    December 10, 2013

    The ECB’s reserve currency dilemma

    As economist Robert Triffin explained more than 50 years ago, the development of an international reserve currency requires...

  34. December 3, 2013

    Nordic states fret over fall from grace in Pisa maths results

    Previous Pisa results have been greeted with much backslapping in the Nordic region – and envy in the UK, which has looked...

  35. November 26, 2013

    Japan business confidence, Singapore output

    A strong performance by manufacturers in Singapore and positive numbers in Vietnam brightened the picture in Asia, while...

  36. November 22, 2013

    Nordic highlights

    Dear Prime Ministers Solberg of Norway, Reinfeldt of Sweden, Thorning-Schmidt of Demark, and Katainen of Finland. For the...

  37. November 8, 2013

    Homely but functional Finnish weekend retreats

    As the working week draws to a close, large numbers of Finns prepare to leave their city apartments and head for cosy...

  38. November 7, 2013

    UK schools can enter test of world best

    UK secondary schools will for the first time be able to benchmark their performance against competitors in Asia, Europe and...

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