Nordic equity markets: positioning for a tough economic outlook

Pedestrians on the street in central Helsinki Finland

The Nordic economic outlook isn’t exactly rosy. Cue layoffs and downbeat growth expectations. Where to invest if you want a little more defense in your financial strategy? Our bottom-line suggestion is to investigate discount retailers. Maybe Finland’s Tokmanni? If you’re really adventurous start your own company offering budget prices to deal-hungry consumers. Or are you [...]

Our top 5 Finnish Tech Companies

Finnish flag flies in Helsinki, Finland

Nowadays, Finland is one of the most advanced countries in the world when it comes to technology innovations. Based on data from sources including the World Bank, IMF and OECD, Finland was the 3rd most innovative country in the whole world in 2019. Only South Korea and Germany were more innovative than Finland.   Finland would [...]

Finland makes sustainability easier

Töölönlahti Helsinki, Finland

A leading Northern European airline emails customers, saying it is moving 'towards a better climate future'. Reusable grocery bags are spotted all over hipster neighbourhoods of Helsinki, Stockholm, Oslo, Copenhagen, and Tallinn. Local Facebook flea market groups are buzzing: buying second hand is a popular move. In the small neighbourhood of Jätkäsaari in Helsinki, there [...]

Big cities in Finland are growing even as the countryside empties – at least we pay our mortgages (unlike the Swedes)

Jätkäsaari, Helsinki, Finland.

Finland’s capital city Helsinki attracts more than just tourists. Don’t get me wrong: tourists are great and without them, we would not have anyone to brag to about Finnish sauna or our achievements in ice hockey. Jokes aside. The metropolitan area of Helsinki, which includes Espoo and Vantaa, has around 1.5 million inhabitants. In Helsinki [...]