The value of Finnish exports fell by six per cent to roughly 4.5 billion euros in November, according to preliminary data provided by the Finnish Customs.
“The drop looks very big indeed. We were anticipating a considerably smaller decline,” concedes Aki Kangasharju, a chief economist at Nordea. He reminds, however, that monthly fluctuations in export volumes can be notable.
“The National Coalition is like a rabbit in the headlights. You can see their panic from afar,” states Antti Lindtman, the deputy chairperson of the Social Democrats.
“They are focused on speculating on government composition after the elections, while they should be focused on the task at hand.”
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AirlineRatings.com on Tuesday published its list of the safest airlines in the world for 2015, putting Qantas, the flag carrier of Australia, at the top of the list.
The remainder of the top ten was only listed in alphabetical order and, in addition to Finnair, consisted of Air New Zealand, British Airways, Cathay Pacific Airways, Emirates, Etihad Airways, EVA Air, Lufthansa and Singapore Airlines.
Antti Rinne (SDP), the Minister of Finance, insists that there is no reason to question the commitment of Greece to its agreements with lenders. Any speculation on the debt-repayment schedule of the country is therefore unwarranted, according to Rinne.
“It would be premature to revise interest rates or maturities,” he views.
Timo Soini, the chairperson of the Finns Party, has underlined that the opposition party stands firmly behind its immigration policy.
The Finns Party, he argues, is a social movement that advocates a wide variety of causes. “A polyphonic social movement incorporates a variety of themes, and so it should do,” he underscores in a blog entry published on Sunday.
OP-Pohjola is believed to have been hit by yet another denial of service (DoS) attack.
The second attack was detected on Sunday afternoon, only a couple of hours after the first attack had ended, according to an announcement posted by the financial services provider on its Facebook page.
Long-distance passengers will have more options to choose from starting next week as Onnibus launches services on a new route between Helsinki and Vaasa and increases the frequency of its services on four other routes.
Koiviston Auto, in turn, will slash fares on routes between a total of 13 cities.
A denial of service (DoS) attack rendered the banking services of OP-Pohjola Group unavailable on New Year's Eve. Customers of the financial services provider on Wednesday experienced problems withdrawing money, using their payment cards and accessing online banking services.
The National Bureau of Investigation (KRP) has opened an investigation into the DoS attack following a criminal complaint.
Lenita Toivakka (NCP), the Minister for European Affairs and Foreign Trade, has urged Finland to ensure it remains an attractive destination for Russian visitors and immigrants.
Toivakka “as a business owner from Mikkeli” is concerned about a recent survey by Helsingin Sanomat, according to which as many as 40 per cent of Finns would stem the flow of Russian immigrants into Finland.
Green councillors on the Helsinki City Council have called for a trial to convert downtown Helsinki into a pedestrian zone, arguing on Monday that the conversion would improve operational preconditions for brick-and-mortar shops.
“It has been shown that pedestrian zones improve safety, convenience and operational preconditions for businesses,” argued Emma Kari, the chairperson of the council group.
Minister for Foreign Affairs Erkki Tuomioja (SDP) has branded the guest contribution of Charly Salonius-Pasternak, a senior researcher at the Finnish Institute of International Affairs, to Monday's edition of Helsingin Sanomat as provocative.
“The contribution of Salonius-Pasternak is in my opinion a rather deliberate provocation, which is no reason to be provoked,” Tuomioja writes in an e-mail to Helsingin Sanomat.
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