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Country Forecast Finland Updater

  • ID: 2101575
  • March 2015
  • Region: Finland
  • 16 Pages
  • The Economist Intelligence Unit

Alexander Stubb replaced Jyrki Katainen as prime minister and head of the National Coalition Party (Conservatives, or KOK) in June 2014. Soon afterwards the government agreed a new programme that prioritises growth over austerity. The budget for 2015 also contains new stimulus measures designed to appease the electorate.

In September 2014 the Green Party withdrew from Finland's multi-party coalition after members of parliament approved plans for a Russian-backed nuclear reactor. This follows the Left Alliance's exit from the government in protest at fiscal adjustment plans in March and leaves the remaining four-party coalition with an uncomfortably slim three-seat majority in parliament.

The level of political instability has increased, but the government survived votes of no confidence in early 2015 and is expected to see out its term until April 2015. The Economist Intelligence Unit predicts that the Centre Party (KESK) will receive the highest share of support at the next election, and opt to form a centre-left coalition that includes the Social Democratic Party (SDP).

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Country Forecast Finland Updater

Country forecast overview: Highlights

Country forecast overview: Key indicators

Country forecast overview: Business environment rankings

Country forecast overview: Finland's business environment at a glance
Policy towards private enterprise and competition
Policy towards foreign investment
Foreign trade and exchange controls
The labour market

Fact sheet

Outlook for 2015-19: Political stability

Outlook for 2015-19: Election watch

Outlook for 2015-19: International relations

Outlook for 2015-19: Policy trends

Outlook for 2015-19: Fiscal policy

Outlook for 2015-19: Monetary policy

Outlook for 2015-19: Economic growth

Outlook for 2015-19: Inflation

Outlook for 2015-19: Exchange rates

Outlook for 2015-19: External sector

Data summary: Global outlook

Data summary: Gross domestic product, current market prices

Data summary: Gross domestic product, at constant prices

Data summary: Gross domestic product by sector of origin

Data summary: Growth and productivity

Data summary: Economic structure, income and market size

Data summary: Fiscal indicators

Data summary: Monetary indicators

Data summary: Employment, wages and prices

Data summary: Current account and terms of trade

Data summary: Foreign direct investment

Data sources and definitions
Global data
Domestic data

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