- Category: Business
- Created on 16 March 2015
Tieto has announced its decision to shed a total of 435 positions in Finland. The provider of information technology services estimated at the launch of the consultative negotiations in January that it would have to reduce up to 500 positions.
The personnel cuts will be carried out primarily between July and September, according to Tieto.
The majority of Finns are prepared to step up defence spending in the next Parliament.
More than one in four, or 27 per cent, of respondents to a survey by Helsingin Sanomat reported that they fully agree and nearly one in three, or 32 per cent, that they partly agree on stepping up defence spending over the next four years.
Juha Sipilä, the chairperson of the Centre Party, estimates that the disorder witnessed at the Parliament over the past few days “portrays a bad image of the political decision-making system”.
The last sessions of the Parliament ended practically in chaos on Friday and Saturday as parties exacted revenge on one another by voting down bill after bill. “One of the underlying reasons is the lack of trust between the main ruling parties,” Sipilä analysed in an interview with YLE on Saturday morning.
- Category: Business
- Created on 13 March 2015
The man tapped to take the reins at Talvivaara, John MacKenzie, revealed on Thursday that he has looked into the situation of the mining company first-hand over the past couple of months.
“We reached the conclusion that some of the problems that have plagued the company have already been solved. We have a definite plan on how to solve the other problems,” he assured.
Anders Borg, a former Swedish Minister of Finance, and Juhana Vartiainen, the director general at the Government Institute of Economic Research (VATT), unveiled their long-anticipated assessment of the state of the Finnish economy on Wednesday.
Helsingin Sanomat asked economists to comment on the three main problems and solutions discussed in the report.
- Category: Business
- Created on 11 March 2015
The domestic sales of beer, cider and soft drinks dried up last year.
The Federation of the Brewing and Soft Drinks Industry revealed on Wednesday that its members sold a total of 774.5 million litres of brewery beverages last year, representing a decline of 1.7 per cent from the previous year.
“I have an armchair in the living room,” Modou Jassey, a 35-year-old man from Gambia, duly describes his home. His Finnish teacher, Stina Nybäck, continues the questioning: Is it soft? Jassey nods in approval; he also has a bookshelf, a carpet and a painting on the wall.
Jassey began studying Finnish in January after waiting four months for admission to the integration programme.
Finnair will reduce its lowest fares for flights within Finland, Scandinavia and the Baltic countries but introduce an additional charge for check-in luggage as part of the launch of a new ticket type.
The new ticket type, Light, will replace Basic as the lowest-fare option for short-haul flights operated by the state-owned airline.
Young people of immigrant background experience more discrimination than their native-born peers, indicates the Youth Barometer, a survey conducted annually by the Finnish Youth Research Network and the Advisory Council for Youth Affairs.
Discrimination is especially common in a school environment, particularly in basic education and upper secondary vocational education.
Candidates running on the ticket of the Finns Party, the Social Democratic Party and the Christian Democratic Party are most opposed to promoting employment-based immigration from outside the European Union.
Their rivals from the Green League, the Swedish People's Party and the National Coalition Party, in contrast, are willing to promote immigration also from outside the EU, the replies of candidates on the voter guidance pages of Helsingin Sanomat indicate.
Minister of the Interior Päivi Räsänen (Christian Democrats) has announced her intention to request an inquiry from the Finnish Immigration Service (Migri) following the deportation of a Chinese grandfather from Finland on Wednesday.
She wants to determine whether the legislation should be revised in cases where an employment-based residence permit is applied for a close relative.
- Years of work on care reform down the drain
- 2014 was a record year for venture capital investments
- Chinese grandfather removed from Finland
- Agreement to improve position of foreign berry pickers
- Tuomioja denies claims of diplomatic crisis
- Air Force: American aircraft sighted at Helsinki Airport was transporting people
- Helsinki City Board mulling Veolia boycott
- Three killed in Laukaa pizzeria
- Nokia in a league of its own in patent filings
- Talvivaara at risk of drowning in waste water