Nokia’s chief executive Rajeev Suri speaks during a press conference in Nokia headoffice in Espoo, Finland

Finland’s Nokia has defended its commitment to protect jobs in France following its planned takeover of Alcatel-Lucent, and suggested future job cuts (...)

Helsinki department store Stockmann is facing an existential crisis. The 5.5 million Finns aren’t spending. Photograph: EPA/Mauritz Antin

Walk around the Finnish capital and you see shops and customers are as cool as Stockholm, if less showy. Yet the atmosphere on the streets of Helsi(...)

ECB chief Mario Draghi said quantitative easing will continue until there’s sustained improvement in inflation. Photograph: Thierry Charlier/AFP/Getty Images

The Iseq in Dublin advanced by 1 per cent yesterday while UK stocks climbed to a 2008 high. The FTSE 100 in London added 0.3 per cent, as did the bro(...)

Michel Combes, Alcatel-Lucent chief executive, and Nokia’s president and chief executive Rajeev Suri pictured together. Nokia is to buy Alcatel-Lucent in an all-share transaction that values the smaller French rival at €15.6 billion

Finnish network equipment maker Nokia said on Wednesday it had agreed to buy Alcatel-Lucent in an all-share transaction that values the smaller French(...)

Ingredients and convenience food group Kerry climbed 1.67 per cent to close at €67.50

European stocks declined yesterday, breaking a five-day advance, as banks slid. DUBLIN Permanent TSB’s announcement that it is planning to seek a pri(...)

Nokia is in talks to buy Alcatel-Lucent, the companies said in a statement on Tuesday. Photograph: Dado Ruvic/Reuters

Nokia is in talks to buy Alcatel-Lucent, the companies said in a statement on Tuesday, a potential deal that could create a European telecoms equip(...)

A couple look at campaign posters in Helsinki of candidates in the Finnish parliamentary elections. Finns will go to the polls on April 19th. Photograph: Heikki Saukkomaa/Lehtikuva/Reuters

On a glorious sunny afternoon in Helsinki, Olli Rehn is bringing it all back home.The former EU commissioner is Finland’s best-known political export,(...)

Sony Xperia Z3: Best for photographs with decent manual controls

You can’t have failed to notice that there is a huge number of new smartphones hitting the market. After the Mobile World Congress in March, the new (...)

Head of Samsung mobile in the UK and Ireland, Conor Pierce: “The S6 has really been crafted around the feedback we’ve got from consumers. We have to learn from our success and learn from some of the lessons from the past.” Photograph: Ian Gavan/Getty Images.

Conor Pierce has been head of Samsung Mobile in the UK and Ireland for just under two months. Once Nokia’s vice president for the UK and Ireland, then(...)

Shia Muslim rebels hold up their weapons during a rally against air strikes in Sanaa, Yemen, on Thursday. Oil prices jumped around the world after Saudi Arabia and its allies carried out the strikes. Photograph: Khaled Abdullah/Reuters

Stock markets around the world were knocked lower and oil prices jumped after Saudi Arabia and its allies carried out air strikes in Yemen. The attac(...)