- Category: Business
- Created on 13 November 2014
Audi has decided to replace the traditional dashboard on its new models with cockpit technology developed by Rightware.
Jonas Geust, the CEO at the Espoo-based technology firm, reveals that the agreement represents the continuation of earlier co-operation between Rightware and the German automotive giant. Technology developed by Rightware has already featured in recent Audi A3, A6 and TT models.
Both the ruling and opposition parties reiterated their desire to spur economic growth and, in particular, to improve the conditions for self-employment as the Parliament convened to discuss the shadow budgets of the opposition parties on Wednesday.
Antti Rinne (SDP), the Minister of Finance, commended the opposition parties for their good objectives but argued that their draft budgets are based on “arbitrary” estimates.
Finnish authorities are pleading with officials in Mogadishu to overturn the death sentence of a Somali-born permanent resident of Finland.
The 44-year-old man was sentenced to death on 4 November by the Banadir Regional Court for beheading a university student in a mosque in Mogadishu on 13 October, Mareeg Media, a local news outlet, reported last week. Reports in the local media also indicate that he had chosen his victim at random.
A 23-year-old man has been brought into custody on suspicion of involvement in a violent altercation that took place at the Jyväskylä City Library nearly two years ago.
One person sustained minor stab wounds in the altercation that broke out after the young man and his two accomplices had been denied entry to the launch event of a book examining far-right movements in Finland on 31 January 2013.
The Financial Supervisory Authority (Fiva) has issued a reprimand to the chief executive and board of directors at Eläke-Tapiola for mismanagement of pension assets and failure to disclose relevant information prior to the merger of Eläke-Tapiola and Eläke-Fennia in 2013.
As a result, the chief executive and board of directors at Elo, the mutual pension insurance firm established in the merger, have been summoned to a review meeting on corporate governance.
Jaakko Jonkka, the Chancellor of Justice, has ruled that schools can restrict mobile phone use in the classroom.
The constitutional right to free basic education, Jonkka explains, can only be realised in a peaceful classroom setting. On the other hand, he acknowledges that restricting mobile phone use can pose problems with respect to human rights.
- Category: Business
- Created on 12 November 2014
Talvivaara has continued negotiations over a financing arrangement that would allow it to acquire the mining operations of its recently-bankrupt subsidiary, Talvivaara Sotkamo, two sources insisting on anonymity have told Helsingin Sanomat.
Several partners and funders of Talvivaara have reportedly taken part in the negotiations.
Statements for and against mandatory Swedish were markedly dissimilar as experts summoned to the Education and Culture Committee of the Parliament on Tuesday commented on a citizens' initiative to abolish mandatory Swedish tuition.
The initiative has been widely supported by members of the Finns Party and opposed by those of the Swedish People's Party.
The security situation in eastern Ukraine is currently more volatile than it has been for weeks, Erkki Tuomioja (SDP), the Minister for Foreign Affairs, has estimated following reports that hostilities near Donetsk have flared up and that armoured military vehicles have crossed into the region from Russia.
Although all the details have yet to surface, Tuomioja believes the big picture is “clear enough”.
- Category: Business
- Created on 11 November 2014
The owners of small and medium enterprises too often have to wait too long for payments for their products and services, the Ministry of Justice has determined.
Late payment of bills is an increasingly popular means among large corporations to improve the management of their cash resources. Smaller companies, as a result, have to resort to more expensive means of short-term financing while waiting for payments.
A handful of Finnish companies have taken advantage of lax tax regulations in Luxembourg in an attempt to minimise their tax liabilities, YLE reports.
Classified documents provided to YLE's investigative journalists indicate that a total of seven companies from or with ties to Finland – such as Huhtamäki, SRV and Suomen Lähikauppa – have successfully avoided corporate taxes on their proceeds in Luxembourg practically entirely.
- People with disabilities face discrimination in student selection
- No decision yet on emergency support for farmers
- New orders in manufacturing jump by 55%
- Niinistö: Relations between Russia and West are at post-Cold War low
- Fiva to deliver ruling on alleged violations at Eläke-Tapiola
- Abandoning care reform would be “silly”, Stubb says
- More pensioners are stuck in a cycle of debt
- Toughest banker rules underpin Swedish supremacy
- Municipal ICT company became bottomless pit in need of funding
- Helsinki centre shifting towards Kamppi