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Sep 22, 2013

Global lockmaker seeks key to future profits in the cloud

STOCKHOLM, Sept 22 (Reuters) – Despite the rapid pace of
technology that has overhauled many consumer goods, the front
door lock and key is little changed since the 1800s. That is
about to change – to virtual keys in data clouds, if the world’s
biggest lockmaker gets its way.

Assa Abloy, which makes one in ten locks worldwide, is the
muscle behind brands such as Yale. But the lock technology it is
now developing means consumers will be able to open doors with a
tap of their mobile phones, visitors will be able to download a
key online and business owners will be able to lock and unlock
their premises remotely.

Sep 12, 2013
Sep 12, 2013

Estonia PM says voter bailout fatigue easing, open to new Greece bailout

TALLINN (Reuters) – Estonia, hailed as a poster child of fiscal prudence, is open to aiding Greece with a third bailout and helping other troubled euro zone nations, its prime minister said on Thursday.

The small Baltic country, one of the euro zone’s poorest members, has been praised by analysts as a model of northern European austerity pitted against crisis-hit southern Europe.

Sep 11, 2013

ECB has discussed new LTRO but current policy mix fine – Hansson

TALLINN (Reuters) – Offering more long-term loans to banks is on the table as a tool for the European Central Bank to steer down market rates and help boost the euro zone economy, ECB Governing Council member Ardo Hansson said on Wednesday.

But in an interview with Reuters, Hansson, who heads Estonia’s central bank, said the ECB’s current policy mix was appropriate.

Sep 10, 2013

Nordic anger over immigration fuels populist vote

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – From spats over halal meat in Danish schools to asylum seekers in Sweden, anger about immigration has fuelled the march of populist parties across Nordic countries, leading one such group to the brink of government in prosperous Norway.

The anti-tax and anti-immigration Progress Party, which once had among its members mass killer Anders Behring Breivik, won 16 percent of votes on Monday and could be kingmaker in a new center-right coalition after eight years of center-left rule.

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