Finland

Country Finland
Capital Helsinki
Continent Europe
Currency Euro(EUR)
Languages Finnish, Swedish & Sami

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Finland was a province and then a grand duchy under Sweden from the 12th to the 19th centuries, and an autonomous grand duchy of Russia after 1809. It won its complete independence in 1917. During World War II, it was able to successfully defend its freedom and resist invasions by the Soviet Union - albeit with some loss of territory. In the subsequent half century, the Finns made a remarkable transformation from a farm/forest economy to a diversified modern industrial economy; per capita income is now among the highest in Western Europe. A member of the European Union since 1995, Finland was the only Nordic state to join the euro system at its initiation in January 1999. In the 21st century, the key features of Finland's modern welfare state are a high standard of education, equality promotion, and national social security system; currently challenged by an aging population and the fluctuations of an export-driven economy.

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Forbes Rolls Out 38th International Edition in Finland Adweek - Adweek

Adweek

Forbes Rolls Out 38th International Edition in Finland Adweek
Adweek
Forbes Finland is the publications 38th international edition. Initial circulation is 70,000 and the local partner is SK Media. From today's announcement:.
Forbes Announces Launch of Forbes FinlandForbes
Forbes is launching a Finnish edition: "Finland could become an ...Business Insider Nordic
'Atlantic' Opens London Bureau, 'Forbes' Launches Finland Edition ...MediaPost Communications

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Finland: Finland wants more power to supervise cross-border banks ... - Times of India

Finland: Finland wants more power to supervise cross-border banks ...
Times of India
FINLAND-BANKS/REGULATION:Finland wants more power to supervise cross-border banks' branches.

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Finland allocates $20 million to famine-hit African countries ... - africanews

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Finland allocates $20 million to famine-hit African countries ...
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The Finnish government has allocated over 18 million (over $20 million) to five famine-hit African countries at risk of death and starvation caused by drought ...

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Health Companies Plan for $8.6 Billion Market Opening in Finland ... - Bloomberg

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Health Companies Plan for $8.6 Billion Market Opening in Finland ...
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Finland's need to rein in public spending could be a boon for the nation's private health-care providers.

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Motherson Sumi buys Finland's PKC Group for $619 million - Business Today

Business Today

Motherson Sumi buys Finland's PKC Group for $619 million
Business Today
Indian auto parts maker Motherson Sumi Systems Ltd (MSSL) said on Monday it had completed the buyout of Finland's PKC Group for 571 million euros ($619.4 million). Motherson is now the controlling shareholder of PKC Group, holding 93.75 percent of ...
Motherson Sumi Systems Ltd acquires Finland-based auto component major PKC GroupTimes of India
Motherson Sumi completes acquisition of Finland's PKC for Rs. 4150 crHindu Business Line
India's Motherson Sumi buys Finland's PKC Group for $619 mlnNasdaq
Autocar Professional -Business Standard -Reuters
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New radioactive Iodine detected in Norway and Finland more breaking fake news likely to follow - Bellona

Bellona

New radioactive Iodine detected in Norway and Finland more breaking fake news likely to follow
Bellona
The mystery surrounding a release of iodine over Europe in January deepened earlier this month as a second minor spike of radiation again tripped sensors in Svandhovd, Norway, the Barents Observer reported accurately in an article that will doubtless ...



Why Finland May Not Let Some Asylum Seekers Stay, Despite ... - The Wire

The Wire

Why Finland May Not Let Some Asylum Seekers Stay, Despite ...
The Wire
With an ageing population and a falling birth rate, the Nordic nation could benefit from refugees or immigrants. Instead, racism is driving many out.

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Is This Nordic City the Next Capital of Cool? - Vogue.com

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Is This Nordic City the Next Capital of Cool?
Vogue.com
Finland celebrates the 100th anniversary of its independence this year (from Russia, after being part of Sweden for about 500 years before that, in case you skipped that history lesson). The countryever more on travel and social science radars thanks ...



Nature reserve campaign kicks off in honour of Finland's centenary - YLE News

YLE News

Nature reserve campaign kicks off in honour of Finland's centenary
YLE News
Private land owners founded a campaign in January to devote some 3,600 hectares of land to nature reserves in honour of Finland's 100th anniversary. The campaign is off to a good start, with many people gifting parcels of land that are important to ...



Women's World Championships 2017 Preview: Finland - Pension Plan Puppets

Pension Plan Puppets

Women's World Championships 2017 Preview: Finland
Pension Plan Puppets
In our second installment of What's Up With Team Not-North-America, we turn our attention to one of the Nordic countries, specifically Finland. Last year, Finland had a good showing at the World Championships, even giving Canada a bit of a scare in the ...