Economy & Business

Big rise in the number of unemployed people

The number of unemployed people in Finland has risen month-on-month after a long period of declines. According to new figures released on Friday there were 257,000 unemployed jobseekers at the end of December. That's is 1200 more than the previous...

Prime Minister in Davos for World Economic Forum

Prime Minister Sanna Marin (SDP) is in Davos today, attending the World Economic Forum WEF. It's an annual gathering of billionaires, pop stars, Hollywood celebrities, huge multinational corporations, political leaders and civil society regularly attracts criticism for being a forum with...

New €200 million Jätkäsaari complex could become Helsinki’s home of floorball

A new €200 million sports and hotel complex is planned for Helsinki's neighbourhood of Jätkäsaari, and it could become the home of floorball in the capital city region. The Royal Centre announced on Tuesday that more than 700 parking spaces...

Valmet starts talks to cut 90 Tampere jobs

Valmet is starting talks to cut up to 90 jobs at its Tampere plant and move the work abroad. The company, which specialises in pulp, paper and energy technologies, says it's going to move part of its fabrics business unit...

Study: Successful integration not just down to one factor

A new study published by the Ministry of Economy Affairs and Employment finds that just having a job on its own is not a good indication of successful integration by foreigners in Finland. In fact, the study shows there isn't...

UpCloud gets €18 million funding for international expansion

Finnish cloud infrastructure company UpCloud has announced an €18 million funding boost that will help its international growth. The Helsinki-based company, founded in 2011, plans to recruit more than 100 new employees and launch ten new data centres in their...

Musti ja Mirri pet store chain plans stock exchange float

The popular pet supplies chain Musti ja Mirri is planning an initial public offering IPO and listing shares on the Helsinki Stock Exchange. The move would provide the parent company Musti Group with extra capital of up to €50 million...

Capital hotel construction: Experts warn there may be too many rooms

Dozens of new hotel projects underway or planned in the capital city region, potentially adding thousands of new hotel rooms; but experts say it's likely this will lead to over-capacity without a significant increase in tourist numbers. A 430-room Sokos...

Elovena oat girl loses her traditional dress in modern makeover

The Elovena oat girl, a symbol of the brand for 95 years, is getting a makeover. The imagery is familiar to every Finn: a young girl in traditional national costume, with a sheaf of oats in her arms. But from February...

Supersize me: Foodora eats up Finland’s Pizza Online delivery service

Berlin-headquartered Foodora is going to merge with Finland's Pizza Online service, to make the country's biggest food delivery service. Both companies are owned by German conglomerate Delivery Hero and in future will operate in Finland under the Foodora brand. Pizza Online...

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Foreign Ministry issues new China travel warning

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has issued a new advisory for Finnish citizens traveling in China. The new strain of Wuhan coronavirus, which started in...

Education Minister warns of school consequences of population decline

Minister of Education Li Andersson (Left) is warning that declining population in some parts of the country might mean there's not enough children for each...

Anti-Semitic acts in Tampere and Turku, as Finland’s leaders mark Holocaust

Police in Tampere are investigating an incident in the city involving a small group of neo-Nazis who burned an Israeli flag and denounced the...

Morning headlines: Monday 27th January 2020

Tromsø conference raises questions over Finland’s Arctic priorities An Arctic conference in northern Norway, attended by Minister of Trade Ville Skinnari (SDP) raises questions about whether Finland...

Tromsø conference raises questions over Finland’s Arctic priorities

An Arctic conference in northern Norway, attended by Minister of Trade Ville Skinnari (SDP) raises questions about whether Finland sees the region as a commodity,...

WATCH: Lions, dragons and fireworks in Helsinki signal Chinese New Year

Thousands of people came out to downtown Helsinki to celebrate Chinese New Year on Friday. The Year of the Rat launched with a firework display...

THL: False alarm over suspected Wuhan coronavirus cases in Lapland

The National Institute for Health and Welfare THL says that two suspected cases of Wuhan coronavirus turned out to be false alarms. Two members of...

Police investigating spate of Lapland online romance scams

Police in Lapland are investigating a spate of romance scams after several incidents were reporting during a short period of time. In the latest incident,...