Economy & Business

Growing Zero Hours Contracts for Summer Jobs

The number of so-called zero hours contracts for summer workers in Finland has increased noticeably this summer. That's according to the Central Organisation of Finnish Trade Unions SAK; AKAVA, the federation representing unions for people with higher education; and STTK...

Uber Ends POP Service for Helsinki

Uber is calling a halt to most of its operations in Helsinki from today. The company says that after two and a half years, its UberPOP service will take a break until 2018. In a series of blog posts, the company...

Rovio Flying To Stock Exchange?

Could Finland's Rovio Entertainment company be flying towards the stock exchange? A €1.7 billion IPO could be in the works for next month, according to Bloomberg, although a final decision has not yet been made. Rovio are the Espoo-based makers of...

National Train Strike Looms

Passengers in Finland are bracing for a strike by train drivers, that will disrupt VR services for up to 48 hours from Monday at 18:00. The strike is in protest at government plans to reform and privatize Finland's rail network. All...

July Economy Round-Up

New figures released by Statistics Finland and one of the country's most prominent brands, give insights to how Finland's economy is changing. The consumer price index - which is based on 50,000 prices of nearly 470 commodities from approximately 2700...

Finance Minister: Finland’s Economic Growth is Strong

Finland's Finance Minister Petteri Orpo (NCP) says the country's economic growth continues to be strong, and predicts the government will reach its goal of wiping out sovereign debt in 2019. Orpo made the comments following the first day of his...

Finnair, SAS, Norwegian Flying High With Passenger Records

Three of the main Nordic region airlines have enjoyed  a positive start to 2017, but there can still be turbulent skies ahead. SAS enjoyed a share jump of more than 40% on the Stockholm Stock Exchange. Finnair welcomed 1.1 million passengers...

More Disruptions for Viking’s Tallinn Trips

Viking Line is enduring a second day of disruptions on the Helsinki to Tallinn ferry route. Today, several of the company's scheduled FSTR catamaran services have been canceled: Helsinki - Tallinn: 08:00 and 13:00 departures; Tallinn - Helsinki: 10:30 and 15:30 departures. Viking...

Strong Financial Results for S Group

Finland's S Group well in January-June this year compared with the corresponding period last year. The operating profit was €128 million at the beginning of the year, up from €87 million a year go. The S Group, which includes regional cooperatives and...

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WATCH: Last of the ‘Top Gun’ test jets arrive in Finland

The last of the international contenders to replace Finland’s ageing fleet of Hornet jets arrived at Pirkkala Air Base on Tuesday afternoon. Boeing sent an...

Korkeasaari bears wake early from winter hibernation

The two resident brown bears at Helsinki's Korkeasaari Zoo have woken early from their winter hibernation due to warmer weather, after a two month...

Police detain two people in Oodi stabbing case

Helsinki Police say they've detained two people after a violent attempted robbery at Oodi Central Library on Sunday. The pair, a man and a woman,...

Morning headlines: Tuesday 18th February 2020

Finland charts the middle ground in crucial EU budget talks Months of EU budget negotiations come to a climax in Brussels this week as leaders...

Finland charts the middle ground between EU budget givers and takers

Senior members of the Finnish Government have got Brussels - and Berlin - on the brain this week, as months of planning and negotiating...

Michelin stars shine for Finnish restaurants as latest awards are announced

The annual Michelin Awards for the Nordic region were revealed in Trondheim, Norway, on Monday evening. They're perhaps the most coveted awards in the culinary...

Helsinki records first year with zero bike or pedestrian traffic deaths since 1960

The Finnish capital is reporting on a milestone - 2019 was the first time since records began that the city recorded no bike or...

German terror suspects ‘had links with Soldiers of Odin’

An alleged terror cell in Germany has forged links with the Finnish-founded far-right vigilante group Soldiers of Odin, according to reports in a German...