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(...)

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