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    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...

  2. 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...

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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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,...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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,...

  24. 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...

  25. 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,...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. 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...

  33. 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...

  34. 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...

  35. 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...

  36. 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...

  37. 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...

  38. 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...

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