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UPDATE 2-Finnish insurer Sampo eyes new Nordic investments

07 Aug 2019

HELSINKI, Aug 7 Finnish insurance group Sampo could increase investment across the Nordic financial sector with surplus capital after reducing its stake in regional bank Nordea, its chief executive said.

Tieto scoops up Evry in £1.2 billion deal to create Nordic digital consultancy

18 Jun 2019

OSLO/HELSINKI Finnish IT services firm Tieto is buying Norwegian peer Evry for 13.2 billion crowns (£1.2 billion) to create a Nordic digital consultancy offering software, cloud solutions, robotics and other services.

ECB hopeful Rehn lays out challenges facing Draghi successor

25 May 2019

HELSINKI European Central Bank presidential hopeful Olli Rehn spelled out the challenges facing Mario Draghi's successor in an interview published on Saturday, but declined to comment on the process.

Nokian Tyres seeks to gain traction in North America with new factory

23 May 2019

HELSINKI Finnish tire maker Nokian Tyres expects its new U.S. factory in Tennessee to help it double its sales in North America, especially by expanding its all-season tire sales in the region, the company said on Thursday.

Ministers agree way for Russia to rejoin Europe's human rights body

17 May 2019

HELSINKI Foreign ministers from the Council of Europe, the continent's chief human rights watchdog, reached an agreement on Friday that opens the way for Russia to return to the organisation, resolving a dispute that began after Moscow's seizure of Crimea.

Nokia plunges to surprise quarterly loss, shares hit six-month low

25 Apr 2019

HELSINKI Finland's Nokia plunged to a surprise quarterly loss after it failed to supply 5G telecoms equipment in time, and said the security dispute surrounding rival Huawei was creating pressure to invest as customers reassess their suppliers.

Finland's Social Democrats seek coalition allies as political landscape fragments

15 Apr 2019

HELSINKI Finland's Social Democrats (SDP) embarked on Monday on the complex task of forming a governing coalition, after beating a nationalist, anti-immigration party by a hairsbreadth in the most fragmented election in the country's history. | Video

Finland's Social Democrats seek coalition allies as political landscape fragments

15 Apr 2019

HELSINKI, April 15 Finland's Social Democrats (SDP) embarked on Monday on the complex task of forming a governing coalition, after beating a nationalist, anti-immigration party by a hairsbreadth in the most fragmented election in the country's history.

Finnish Social Democrats and nationalist Finns Party nearly tied in election

15 Apr 2019

HELSINKI Finland's leftist Social Democrats and the nationalist Finns Party emerged nearly tied to win Sunday's general election, reflecting a mounting sense of insecurity in the Nordic nation over immigration, welfare and climate change. | Video

Finland's top candidate for prime minister says wants to raise taxes

12 Apr 2019

(This April 11 story refiles to clarify that the Social Democrats have been in government as junior coalition partners during the last 20 years)

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EU rebuffs Johnson's Brexit gambit

The European Union on Tuesday rebuffed Prime Minister Boris Johnson's demand that it reopen the Brexit divorce deal, saying Britain had failed to propose any realistic alternative to an agreed insurance policy for the Irish border.