Economy & Business

Finnish Exports Rising Sharply

Finnish exports are rising sharply, according to new data from Customs. The value of Finnish export goods grew by 20% overall in 2017 compared to the same period last year, and was worth nearly €4.7 billion. Exports to EU countries grew...

Nordea Picks Helsinki for New Headquarters

Nordea Financial Group has decided to move its corporate headquarters to Finland. The company's Board of Directors made the decision today, to switch from Stockholm to Helsinki. Nordea has been considering a move for some time, and the choices were to...

Stock Exchange for Finland’s ‘Angriest’ Gaming Company

One of Finland's best known gaming companies plans to be listed on the Helsinki Stock Exchange. Rovio is known for its wildly popular Angry Birds series of games - and associated merchandise - will hold a press conference this morning to...

Finnish Companies Get Cyber Tested

Finnish companies have been busy preparing themselves for possible cyber attacks but with mixed results. Silverskin, a Helsinki-based cyber attack company, says that in its simulations, one third of companies got a bad rating. Over the last year, 30 Finnish companies...

Tough Climate for Vaasan Sähkö Electricity Group

Vaasan Sähkö electricity group faced a tough start to 2017, as the company celebrated it's 125th birthday. Electricity sales from January to June were down 5.5% over the previous year. This was partly due to warmer weather, and the prolonged...

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...

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Coronavirus advice letters begin to arrive in homes

An information pack from the government and health authorities about coronavirus has begun to arrive in homes. It's part of the government's wider outreach to...

Google data reveals how Finns are avoiding shared spaces, and flocking to parks

New data released by tech giant Google shows how peoples' movement has been affected by the coronavirus outbreak. The COVID-19 Communities Mobility Report for Finland...

VR waives railway restaurant rents for two months

State railways operator VR Group says it is waiving the rents of cafes and restaurants on its station properties across the country for two...

Mika Lintilä: “This is the worst moment of Finland’s economic history”

Minister of Economic Affairs Mika Lintilä (Centre) says the coronavirus crisis "is the worst moment of Finland's economic history" as he set out new...

Morning headlines: Friday 3rd April 2020

Rescued: The story of 100 stranded Finns, flown home from India Hundreds of stranded Nordic and Baltic travelers have been flown home from India in...

Rescued: The story of 100 stranded Finns, flown home from India

Hundreds of stranded Nordic and Baltic travelers have been flown home from India in an operation lead by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in...

City of Savonlinna starts mass lay-off talks 

The city of Savonlinna in Finland's eastern lakeland region has started talks on lay-offs for municipal workers due to the impact of the coronavirus...

SUPO: Finland’s main terror threat still comes from lone wolf attacks

The Finnish Security and Intelligence Service Supo  published its new year book on Thursday, painting a picture of the threats facing Finland from domestic...