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Banks increase limits for contactless payments

Customers in most Finnish banks can now use their bank cards to make contactless payments up to €50. The previous limit was €25. Banks that...

Posti announces 59 job cuts, and moves other jobs to Estonia

The Finnish post office Posti has announced that it's cutting 59 positions, and transferring another 14 jobs to Tallinn. Negotiations on redundancies have already started,...

Stora Enso announces up to 400 job cuts at Oulu mill

Paper and forestry company Stora Ensa says it has started negotiations to axe up to 400 jobs out of 600 at its Oulu mill. In a...

From London to Vantaa, Brexit chaos is already hurting Finnish businesses

On an industrial estate in Vantaa, the effects of Brexit are already being felt. Even though the United Kingdom hasn't yet left the European Union,...

Porvoo carves a space in the crowded startup market

Porvoo might be a late entrant into the startup marketplace, but new initiatives around entrepreneurship and education aim to put the south coast city...

Extra trains for Russia rush as winter tourists arrive in Finland

This week is one of the busiest of the year for Russian tourists to visit Finland. It's because of Russian Orthodox Christmas, and the holidays...

Ambitious new campus plans for old hospital site

The City of Helsinki has announced an ambitious new plan to partner with dozens of companies to develop and expand the Maria 01 campus...

Slush is braced for more investors, more money, more startups

Four years ago Andreas Saari was standing in a shipping container, checking names on a list and handing out passes to Slush participants. Fast forward to...

Redi shopping centre boss removed after disappointing launch

The director of Redi shopping centre in east Helsinki has been let go from her current position, after a disappointing launch for the flagship...

Back to black: why Finnish retailers are expanding their sales

The Black Friday sales event might only have been introduced from America to Finland a few years ago, but now retailers are expanding their...