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Fri, 19 Dec, 2014:

For a decorations manufacturer Christmas comes every day

When ordinary people calm down for the holiday season on Christmas Eve, Weiste is already looking into the future. The first international expo for Christmas decorations takes place in January, so companies already know what’s coming in 2015.... Read more

Finnish preschool series to broadcasters around the world

Finnish Gigglebug Entertainment has announced that it will start the production for pre-school TV series Gigglebug with 10 broadcasters around the world.  The 26 x 5-minute preschool series is commissioned by YLE, Finland and SRF Switzerland.... Read more

Finland makes top ten list for business

Finland ranks among the top ten best countries in the world to do business, according to Forbes magazine’s list for 2014. Forbes’ annual ranking of the Best Countries for Business grades countries on 11 different metrics, including property... Read more

Thu, 18 Dec, 2014:

Blueprint Genetics disrupts genetic diagnostics testing and targets US

Almost five percent of the world population is affected by a hereditary disease, says Finnish biotechnology company Blueprint Genetics. The company has developed a high-quality and cost-efficient professional genetic test to ensure that these... Read more

Finlandia Junior novel sold to the UK

The global publishing rights to the English editions of the winner of the Finlandia Junior Prize,  Maresi: The Red Abbey Chronicles , written by  Maria Turtschaninoff ,  and two of her upcoming novels have been sold to the UK.  Adam Freudenheim... Read more

Here helps Chinese tourists map their way

Nokia’s map and location business Here is teaming up with Baidu, the leading Chinese language Internet search provider, to power its new desktop and mobile map services outside of China. Baidu's location services enable the fast growing number... Read more

Wed, 17 Dec, 2014:

Yoko follows the snow

Helsinki-based Yoko, which was founded 37 years ago, began making water-cross skis but found its niche with the growth of cross-country skiing in the 1980s. —   Where there are good snow conditions, that’s our market, says Jani Gustafsson,... Read more

Angry Birds drinks head for Russia

Rovio Entertainment has teamed up with Baltika Breweries, part of the Carlsberg group, to expand its line of Angry Birds-branded soft drinks to Russia. Baltika Breweries will produce and distribute four Angry Birds soft drink flavours all over... Read more

Tue, 16 Dec, 2014:

Random: the mobile app for serendipitous discovery

The Random app from Finland wants to pleasantly surprise you with what you can find online. Jarno Koponen , one of the founders of the Random app, laughs when he is asked if he is a futurist. —  A part of me lives in the future! I’d define... Read more

Finnish drama series sold to Canada and the United States

The Finnish eight-episode drama series Look of a Killer produced by Zodiak Finland has been sold to Canada and the United States. International distribution for the series was sought even before shooting began in 2009. Distribution company... Read more

Finland comes second in Web index

Finland ranks second out of 86 countries around the world when the World Wide Web's contribution to social, economic and political progress is measured. That’s according to the Web index, produced by the World Wide Web Foundation. The index... Read more

Mon, 15 Dec, 2014:

Teleoperator Elisa to promote digitalisation in Zambia

Telecommunications services company Elisa and the Zambia Postal Services Corporation (Zampost) have signed a co-operation agreement with the goal of promoting digitalisation in Zambia. Elisa will help design, build and pilot e-government... Read more

Finnish Moomin Language School goes to China

Moomin Language School, a Finnish edutech startup and a spinoff from Promentor Solutions Ltd. is building a language learning service for kindergartens in China.  The company has just signed its first cooperation agreements with kindergartens... Read more

Living standards in Finland score high

Finland enjoys one of the highest standards of living in Europe according to the latest ranking by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. Finland’s standard of living in 2013 was 15 per cent higher than the average for the 28... Read more

Fri, 12 Dec, 2014:

Hile Water puts Finnish water on everybody’s lips

What does Finland have that studies prove is the cleanest in the world and which is in high demand in as far-away places as South-East Asia and Australia? Finnish water brand Hile Water bottles spring water in Lapland on a production line... Read more