Economy & Business

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...

Nokia to cut 180 jobs with Espoo hit hardest

Nokia has announced it will be cutting approximately 180 jobs in Finland this year, as part of a strategy to save €500 million by the end of 2020. The company will start negotiations next week and look at all locations...

Billionaire Boris Rotenberg loses court case against banks

Finnish-Russian billionaire Boris Rotenberg, a close associate of Russian President Vladimir Putin, has lost a court case he brought against four Finnish banks. Helsinki District Court dismissed the case against the banks, which hinged on whether they were legally obliged to extend...

Fiskars to cut up to 60 jobs in Finland

Finnish homeware brand Fiskars, best known internationally for their distinctive orange-handled scissors, is starting negotiations to cut 220 jobs. Some 476 employees are part of the restructuring negotiations, and while most of the redundancies will come in the company's global...

New year, new work opportunities with a surge of job seekers

January is a time when many people make resolutions and decide to start the new year with a fresh start - with varying degrees of success. Often it's about ending bad habits, or making positive lifestyle changes. But for many...

Where’s the beef? MTK launches campaign to encourage more meat eating

Millions of passengers at Helsinki Airport will be seeing English-language adverts encouraging visitors to eat more meat while they're in Finland. The advertising campaign is being run by the Central Union of Agriculture Producers MTK and is expected to reach...

Finland’s tech industry gender pay gap highlighted

A new study finds there's a 5% pay gap between men and women who work in the tech industry in Finland. The information was compiled by TEK, the largest organisation for academic engineers and architects in Finland, which promotes the...

Alko plans to change opening hours in dozens of stores

State-owned alcohol retailer Alko says it's planning to change the opening hours in dozens of its stores from the beginning of the new year. Back in March 2018 the chain extended the opening hours of all its stores as new...

Finnair’s sky high domestic prices could buy a ticket half way round the world

If you want to travel from Helsinki to Rovaniemi next Monday, a one-way ticket booked a week in advance at the Finnair website will set you back €354. For the same price, give or take a few euros in either...

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Jari Sillänpää child sex abuse trial begins at Helsinki court

Singer Jari Sillänpää, one of Finland's most popular and well-known entertainers, goes on trial Wednesday at Helsinki District Court. He's accused of sexually abusing a...

Haavisto heads to Washington; and still leads presidential poll

Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto (Green) is heading to Washington DC today for talks with his US counterpart Mike Pompeo. On the agenda for the two-day trip is...

Morning headlines: Wednesday 26th February 2020

Survey: Police don't have time to do their jobs properly The results of a new survey, released on Wednesday, paints a grim picture of the...

Coronavirus quarantine keeps Finns in Tenerife hotel lockdown

Almost two dozen Finns are among a thousand people quarantined at a hotel in the Canary Islands, after three guests were diagnosed with Coronavirus. The...

‘Woodsman’ in court appealing his fourth murder conviction

A convicted killer known as the 'Woodsman' is back in court this week, appealing his latest conviction for murdering a career criminal he first...

Political groups suspend contacts with Finns Party Youth over fascism concerns

The youth organisations of seven Finnish political parties say they're suspending cooperation with the Finns Party Youth Group over concerns about how predominant fascism...

Employment rate – and unemployment rate – up in January

Finland's employment rate and unemployment rates both rose in January, compared with a year before. The government's target of 75% employment looks a step closer...

Morning headlines: Tuesday 25th February 2020

Ministry to consider funding implications for Finns Party Youth 'fascist' video The Ministry of Education and Culture tells News Now Finland a video by a senior Finns...