In a two-page spread, the Independent cites reasons why Finland has managed to retain the highest AAA rating with a stable outlook.
The article lists factors behind Finland’s success in alphabetical order from A to Y—not Z, as the letter Z does not exist in the original Finnish alphabet, the lead points out.
The list starts with the architect Alvar Aalto and ends with the traditional Sami vocal art of Yoiking. Other items that make Finland ‘so rosy’ include coffee consumption, design, equality, lakes, the Moomins, saunas, reindeer and wife carrying world championships.
The previous week credit rating agency Moody’s affirmed Finland’s triple-A rating and stable outlook, while lowering the outlook of other AAA-rated eurozone countries such as Germany, Luxemburg and Holland.
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