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Finland's national debt is reported to have exceeded the EU-norm of 60 percent of the GDP and reached as high as 63.1 percent, a level previously recorded only in the crisis years of the 1990s.

Finland's growing national debt has been a standing source of concern for European officials. According to the latest report from Statistics Finland, the national debt has exceeded EU limits, reaching 63.1 percent of GDP in March.

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The British pound slumped to its 2009 lowest recently due to declines in the oil and stock markets, with the broader UK economy insufficiently robust to support a higher exchange rate, yet, the GBP devaluation prospects are still questionable.