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Alko on Friday reported that its annual revenue rose to 1,162.7 million euros in 2016, despite a drop in the volume of beverages sold.

Alko on Friday announced that its annual revenue has grown in spite of a decrease in sales volume.

On Friday, the state-owned alcohol retail monopoly reported that last year its revenue crept up by 2.8 million euros year-on-year to 1,162.7 million euros, while its sales volume decreased by 500,000 litres to 93.5 million litres – equivalent to 15.7 million litres of pure alcohol.

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Ilpo Korhonen, the chief executive of Valmet Automotive, announced a new manufacturing deal with Mercedes-Benz in a press conference in Uusikaupunki on Wednesday, 22 March, 2017.
Ilpo Korhonen, the chief executive of Valmet Automotive, announced a new manufacturing deal with Mercedes-Benz in a press conference in Uusikaupunki on Wednesday, 22 March, 2017.

Valmet Automotive has signed an agreement for manufacturing the next generation of Mercedes-Benz compact cars at its assembly plant in Uusikaupunki, Finland.

The manufacturing contract will elevate the co-operation between Daimler and Valmet Automotive to new heights and boost the order books of the assembly plant for years to come, Ilpo Korhonen, the chief executive at the automotive manufacturer, rejoices in a press release.

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Mikko Helander (left), the chief executive of Kesko, and Eero Hautaniemi, the chief executive of Oriola-KD, talked during a joint press conference in Helsinki on 13 March, 2017.
Mikko Helander (left), the chief executive of Kesko, and Eero Hautaniemi, the chief executive of Oriola-KD, talked during a joint press conference in Helsinki on 13 March, 2017.

Kesko and Oriola-KD are set to embark on a joint venture to establish a nationwide chain of shops offering a variety of health, beauty and well-being products and services.

The chain is to open its web-shop and 15 brick-and-mortar shops in the second half of this year and increase the number of shops to 100 in the coming years, according to a press release from Oriola-KD. Its product portfolio, meanwhile, is to consist of over 10,000 products, including cosmetics, herbal products, and hair and skin care products.

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Posti assures that its job cuts will have no impact on its postal and logistics services.
Posti assures that its job cuts will have no impact on its postal and logistics services.

Posti will cut a total of 33 positions as part of its ongoing effort to adjust its operations to the poor economic situation and changes in both customer needs and the postal and logistics industry in Finland.

The vast majority, or 29, of the employees affected will be laid off.

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Eventz International helps cities and companies offer event discovery data and experiences to people

Eventz.today is a Finnish startup with a mission to bring people and events together. The company offers an event discovery platform that enables users to find interesting things to do, no matter where they are or what their interests might be. Founder Mikko Lintunen believes in “helping people to discover the world around them. Whether you are a tourist investigating a new city or a local exploring your own, our goal is to give individuals a clear overview of what’s going on nearby.”

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Rolls-Royce’s vision of a remote operations centre.
Rolls-Royce’s vision of a remote operations centre.

Rolls-Royce on Wednesday announced that it will establish a research and development centre focusing on autonomous and remote-controlled shipping in Turku, Finland.

The illustrious motor vehicle manufacturer reveals in a press release that it plans to concentrate its efforts to develop land-based control centres and the use of artificial intelligence in autonomous and remote-controlled shipping in the roughly 175,000-resident city in South-west Finland.

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Seppälä has announced its decision to shut down 14 shops after their tenancy agreements have expired.
Seppälä has announced its decision to shut down 14 shops after their tenancy agreements have expired.

Seppälä has announced that it has filed for debt re-structuring in an attempt to consolidate its financial standing and secure the future of its nationally recognised brand for generations to come.

The fashion retailer introduced a series of belt-tightening measures last year but has yet to claw its way back onto the growth path.

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CEO Kati Levoranta says she is delighted that Rovio’s revenue and profit developed positively in 2016.
CEO Kati Levoranta says she is delighted that Rovio’s revenue and profit developed positively in 2016.

Rovio re-captured its growth momentum in 2016.

The Helsinki-based game and entertainment studio announced on Tuesday that its annual revenue improved by 48.2 million year-on-year to 190.3 million euros and operating earnings by 38.6 million year-on-year to 17.5 million euros in 2016, largely on the wings of resurgent interest in its flagship franchise, Angry Birds.

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Jolla, a Helsinki-based smartphone and operating system developer, showcased its tablet computer in Helsinki in August, 2015.
Jolla, a Helsinki-based smartphone and operating system developer, showcased its tablet computer in Helsinki in August, 2015.

Jolla announced at the World Mobile Congress in Barcelona on Monday that it has signed a licensing agreement for launching its mobile operating system, Sailfish OS, in China.

The Finnish boutique smartphone and operating system developer said it has granted a newly-founded consortium, Sailfish China, the exclusive right to develop an independent operating system based on Sailfish OS for release in China.

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A man played Pokemon Go on his smartphone in Helsinki on 20 July, 2016. Finland’s wealth of mobile gaming talent has recently caught the attention of several major game studios.
A man played Pokemon Go on his smartphone in Helsinki on 20 July, 2016. Finland’s wealth of mobile gaming talent has recently caught the attention of several major game studios.

Zynga has recruited two seasoned game industry professionals, Marko Lastikka and Henrik Lönnroth, to establish a game development team in Helsinki, Finland.

“The first [game] developers will start in three weeks’ time. We’re expected to create an amazing game that succeeds in the global market,” Lastikka, the general manager of Zynga Finland, says in an interview with Talouselämä.

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