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Country Forecast Finland Updater

  • ID: 2101575
  • November 2014
  • Region: Finland
  • 17 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 proposal for 2015 also contains new stimulus measures designed to appease the electorate.

In September the Green Party withdrew from Finland's multiparty 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 there are precedents for coalitions successfully governing with narrow majorities. The Economist Intelligence Unit's central forecast is that the government will see out its term until April 2015. At the next election the KOK has a good chance of retaining its position as the senior government party, possibly in coalition with the Centre Party (KESK) and the Social Democratic Party (SDP).

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
Taxes
Financing
The labour market
Infrastructure

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

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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

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