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Fri, 27 Mar, 2015:

Finnish company wins major contracts in the United States

Gasera, a Finnish company focusing on the analysis of gases, liquids and solid materials, has signed major contracts with two US companies.  The contract signed with Doble Engineering Company involves the manufacture of products for transformer... Read more

Russian shoppers returning to Finland

A stronger exchange rate for the rouble is attracting Russian customers back to shops across the border in south-eastern Finland,  YLE reports. The number who crossed the popular border checkpoint at Nuijamaa last weekend was higher than the... Read more

Thu, 26 Mar, 2015:

Colossal Order’s city building game smashes records

Cities: Skylines, the new game by the Finnish game design company Colossal Order, topped the charts of the biggest online games store Steam on the day of its publication. In less than a week the game sold over half a million copies, and the... Read more

Supercell’s profits exceed half-a-billion-euro mark

According to the newspaper Helsingin Sanomat , Supercell’s turnover tripled from EUR 519 million to EUR 1545 million. All in all, Supercell’s profits exceeded half a billion euros last year.  Behind the scenes at Supercell is an unusually small... Read more

Raute receives remarkable order from Estonia

Finnish technology company Raute Corporation has received order worth approximately EUR 31 million from Kohila Vineer Ou, a company belonging to the Latvijas Finieris Group. Raute will deliver machinery and equipment to the expansion of the... Read more

Caverion signs contracts worth over EUR 20 million with Norway’s NDEA

Finnish company Caverion has signed two framework agreements for electricity with the NDEA (Norwegian Defence Estates Agency) Property and facility management (Forsvarsbygg utleie) in Norway. Valued at 5.2 million euros annually over four years,... Read more

Wed, 25 Mar, 2015:

Faralong is a business idea that will travel

Finnish entrepreneurs offer a different route for booking your next holiday. When one thinks of a bar in Pyongyang, the capital of North Korea, a budding business opportunity isn’t perhaps the first thing that comes to mind. However, when Kalle... Read more

Outotec’s expertise heads to Scottish waste-to-energy plant

Finnish technology and operation and maintenance services have been ordered for a waste-to-energy plant being built in Scotland. The local company M&W High Tech Projects UK Limited has concluded an agreement with Outotec for the engineering and... Read more

Amer Sports acquires iconic baseball brand Louisville Slugger

Finnish sporting goods company Amer Sports has acquired the global brand, sales and innovation rights to the American baseball brand, Louisville Slugger. The acquisition price is 70 million US dollars, and will be closed in the second quarter of... Read more

Tue, 24 Mar, 2015:

Startup Sauna’s reputation is heating up

Startup Sauna, a community that was started by a group of entrepreneurial minded students from Aalto University, continues to draw startups from over 20 countries and interested investors to the 1500 square meter industry hall that CEO Jaakko... Read more

Biohit’s diagnostics tests to the United Arab Emirates

Finnish biotechnology company Biohit and Gulf Drug LCC have signed a distributor agreement regarding the diagnostic tests of Biohit. Due to the agreement, Gulf Drug gains exclusive rights for the distribution of these tests in the United Arab... Read more

Lassi Rautiainen successful in international photography competitions

Photographs taken by Lassi Rautiainen have received awards in competitions in Norway and Italy. The news was reported by the YLE news website.   In the Italian Oasis nature photography competition, Rautiainen’s shot of a jumping wolf was granted... Read more

Helsinki among top 10 cities internationally for hosting conventions

U.S.-based trade publication Smart Meetings magazine has ranked Helsinki among the 10 most notable host cities for international conventions. An average of 40,000 visitors come to Helsinki each year to attend up to 300 conventions that are... Read more

Mon, 23 Mar, 2015:

Piggy Baggy to revolutionize sharing economy

The frequently used expression piggyback lends itself to a whole different meaning with Harri Paloheimo, the founder of the Piggy Baggy service and CEO of Coreorient Oy. This rising business has hit the ground running in crowd sourcing delivery... Read more

Everywear games target Apple watches as their primary device

Everywear Games, a new Helsinki-based gaming startup made up of a team comprising former executives from game studios Remedy, Digital Chocolate and Rovio, will target wearable devices such as the Apple watch in creating completely original, mass... Read more