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Swedish-style dictatorship of officials not a real option in Finland, says Varma CEO

Risto Murto says "it would feel odd if the prime minister and other ministers stayed behind the scenes" in Finland, which has put an expensive and restrictive Covid-19 strategy in place.

Risto Murto, CEO of Varma. | Photo: Varma: Junnu Lusa.

There is a sense of relief in the markets due to recent support packages, despite the gloomy expectations of increasing unemployment, says Varma’s CEO Risto Murto about the recent upswing of the Dow Jones.

In addition to the sense of relief created by state and central bank support packages, there is also a feeling that isolation actually works, he says. "Restrictions come with a high price, but we now have a way to deal with the virus," he says in a podcast produced by Kauppalehti daily.

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