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Finland: in the middle of a “lost decade”

Located in the Fennoscandian region of northern Europe, Finland shines as one of the most successful democracies in the world, coming first in the 2014 World Press Freedom Index by Reporters Without Borders. The Nordic country has very good economic indicators and was classified by The Heritage Foundation as the world’s 16th country in terms of economic freedom.


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Agreement on collateral for Finland’s contribution to the second Greek bailout

Step by step, European authorities may believe that they’re getting on with the job, but capital markets clearly dislike the speed; actually, the lack of any speed at all. The euro-group has requested further adjustment measures for 2013-2014 from Greece and wants an acceleration of privatisation plans, too. Unfortunately, it has been decided to delay the release of the €8bn sixth tranche of the first rescue of Greece beyond the initially marked date…


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Agreement on collateral for Finland's contribution to the second Greek bailout

Step by step, European authorities may believe that they’re getting on with the job, but capital markets clearly dislike the speed; actually, the lack of any speed at all. The euro-group has requested further adjustment measures for 2013-2014 from Greece and wants an acceleration of privatisation plans, too. Unfortunately, it has been decided to delay the release of the €8bn sixth tranche of the first rescue of Greece beyond the initially marked date…


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Now it’s the Slovaks!

A Banco Santander note on Thursday addressing the misled general belief that it is Finland’s government that poses the tallest barrier in the Greek bailout’s way: “Positive news from Greece. The government announced aggressive additional measures necessary to reduce the deficit and thus gain access to the next €8bn tranche of aid. In any case, the risk of implementation is very high so it is expected that December (coming quarterly…


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Now it's the Slovaks!

A Banco Santander note on Thursday addressing the misled general belief that it is Finland’s government that poses the tallest barrier in the Greek bailout’s way: “Positive news from Greece. The government announced aggressive additional measures necessary to reduce the deficit and thus gain access to the next €8bn tranche of aid. In any case, the risk of implementation is very high so it is expected that December (coming quarterly…