Economy & Business

Finland Wins Crucial EU Forestry Vote

The Finnish government and the forest industry claimed a victory today, after a vote in the European Parliament on the method of calculating carbon sinks in forests. Strasbourg lawmakers had wanted to limit the amount of trees that can be...

Optimistic Outlook for Business Landscape

Finland's small and medium sized companies (SMEs) say they have improved expectations about the country's economy. According to a new "economic barometer" survey, an average 47% of SMEs think the economic situation will improve over the next year. That's up...

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...

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Finland relaxes restrictions on borders, restaurants, bars and cafes

A range of coronavirus-related restrictions are easing in Finland today, as the country moves to a phase of 'new normal' in the pandemic. Restrictions on...

Morning headlines: Monday 13th July 2020

EU Minister: Finland wants to know clearly all EU coronavirus funding liabilities Prime Minister Sanna Marin (SDP) will join other EU leaders in Brussels this week...

Europe Minister: Finland wants to know all EU coronavirus recovery package liabilities are clear

Prime Minister Sanna Marin (SDP) will join other EU leaders in Brussels this week for a summit, the first time they've met in person...

LISTEN: Summer Podkäst episode 2 out now

Just in time for the weekend, the second episode of our summer Podkäst is available now. On this week's show Europe Minister Tytti Tuppurainen (SDP) talks...

Morning headlines: Friday 10th July 2020

Another prediction for Finland's shrinking economy   Mortgage credit specialists Hypo predicts that the Finnish economy will shrink by 7% this year, the latest organistion...

Museums hope for post-lockdown July visitor boom

After months of lockdown and coronavirus restrictions, Finland's museums are hoping for for a visitor boom in July. There's already been a rise in the...

New proposals for maximum police response times in cities, countryside

The National Police Board is proposing new maximum response times for officers on call-outs, depending on which part of the country the 112 emergency...

Finnish diver dies in Lofoten Islands accident

A Finnish man has died in a diving accident in northern Norway. The University of Northern Norway says on Twitter that the incident took place in Fiskebøl in...