Finland

Ralph Atkins

It is a brave luncheon speaker who chooses Finnish monetary policy between the first and second world wars as his subject. But Mervyn King, Bank of England governor, just pulled it off at a conference in Helsinki, marking the 200th anniversary of the country’s central bank. (Read the speech here.)

King may have selected his off-beat subject to avoid generating unwanted headlines – there was a strong media presence following the European Central Bank’s meeting here on Thursday. But it was also a subject close to his heart – and is more compelling than you might thing. Read more

Ralph Atkins

Erkki Liikanen, Finland’s central bank governor, takes a cautious view, writes Ralph Atkins of the Financial Times Read more

Ralph Atkins

Until last year, industrial output in Finland was growing noticeably faster than elsewhere in the eurozone – faster even than in Germany. Ralph Atkins of the Financial Times talks to Finnish central bank governor, Erkki Liikanen Read more

Ralph Atkins

“Slightly worried”: Finnish understatement on the possibility of a soaring euro, in an economic update from the Nordic countries by Ralph Atkins of the Financial Times Read more