Latest articles from Finland

SEB encourages great minds to think differently

SEB encourages great minds to think differently

September 2, 2013

Lars Millberg, head of transaction banking at SEB's merchant banking division, discusses the importance of innovation, and describes the bank's unique approach to encouraging out-of-the-box thinking among its employees.

Five a day keeps Barclays healthy

Five a day keeps Barclays bond team healthy

October 1, 2012

Windows for bond issuance were fleeting during the second quarter of 2012, but the Barclays public sector team opted to jump in with five tranches of debt on one day.

Saila Miettinen-Lähde, Talvivaara’s chief financial officer

Convertible bond fuels Talvivaara expansion

February 14, 2011

A London-listed, Finland-based mining company, Talvivaara, needed additional funds to expand the size and scope of its operations. After considering all the options, a speedy convertible bond issue was seen as the way to do it. 

A state of immunity

May 5, 2008

Conservatism, strong deposit bases and past consolidation bode well for Finland’s banks in the global credit squeeze, writes Robert Anderson.

Playing away from home

April 2, 2007

Nordic banks have traditionally adopted decentralised management structures, incorporating collective business practices while eschewing securitisation. Brian Caplen assesses whether this model can be made to work overseas.

Innovation promotion

September 4, 2006

Prime Minister Matti Vanhanen hopes Finland’s EU presidency will allow the technology-savvy nation to spearhead important changes in the way Europe approaches science and innovation.

Sampo holds all the cards

August 7, 2006

Consolidation of the domestic banking sector has led to Sampo Bank being the only feasible target for takeover in Finland, Nigel Dudley explains.
In Helsinki, the main subject of discussion among bankers is the further consolidation of the financial sector and particularly the future of Sampo Bank, the smallest of the three institutions that dominate Finland’s banking business.

Finland keeps it simple

July 3, 2006

Edward Russell-Walling talks to Finland’s finance director Satu Huber about the rationale behind the country’s successful 5/11 strategy for issuing sovereign paper.

A new twist to debt exchange

June 5, 2006

In its latest debt exchange offer, Stora Enso managed to reduce its reporting burden. Edward Russell-Walling reports.

Invoicing enters the digital age

August 1, 2005

Wendy Atkins looks at how the Nordic region is leading the charge in using and promoting innovative, cost-saving electronic invoicing systems.

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