Getting Ready for the Next Government Agenda

The next Finnish government – if all goes as usual – will start its term around the summer of 2019. It may seem like there is an abundance of time to prepare for the next government negotiations, but it’s an illusion. All the planning, coalition-building...

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10 August

Seeing Strengths

Finland is perfectly located to take advantage of global economic trends. As interest in the Arctic region heightens, logistic routes from Asia to Europe are being developed, and the ‘digital Silk Road’ takes off, Finland can benefit from being at the crossroads of all of...

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30 May

Be the Edge

Where are you grooming your talent? We mean, your talent! Personally.   We hope you feel proud when there’s new investment coming to your neck of the woods. Because all things being equal, it is talent that attracts investment. That’s the critical factor. So, smile.   This in...

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16 February

The Finnish Mystery: Why So Little FDI?

By Eva Rytter Sunesen   Finland outperforms the rest of the EU when it comes to having an attractive climate for Foreign Direct Investment (FDI). So far, Finland hasn’t been able to transform the favourable policy framework into significant FDI inflows. Finland thus foregoes much needed capital,...

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14 October

Top Five Trends in Global M&A

Amcham's most recent Executive Forum followed the story of Panu Routila, C.E.O. of Konecranes and his first 100 days managing the company.   Johannes Piha of Borenius was also in attendance as an expert in the topic at hand.   It's not only the China factor changing the game. Here...

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28 September

The 2016 Amchampion Awards Nominees

It’s that time of year again – the annual Amchampion Awards are here!   We’re proud to have had a record year, welcoming an impressive number of diverse additions to our growing network.   It doesn’t matter where you’re coming from, what matters is where you’re going. There’s one...

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21 June
Parliament 3

Finnish Politics Gets a Facelift

This weekend was full of excitement for political junkies, with three national parties choosing a new leader, and plenty of new policy directions taken by four. But what business impact might it have? We have Arto Virtanen from Hill & Knowlton Strategies and our own...

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15 June

The U.S. Elections – What’s in It for You?

As the race to the parties’ national conventions in the United States intensifies, the election is everywhere. It’s entertaining, for sure. But is there also a professional reason a business person in Europe should take time to understand an election happening 5,000 miles away?   For us, it...

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29 April

Globally Savvy? Now Get Nordified!

This week it’s been exceptionally easy to see where the world is going. Every company I’ve spoken with is busy nordifying itself. Let me give you three examples. I’ll buy you a bottle of sparkly if you guess the companies’ names right. A centuries-old family-owned...

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25 April
Jukka Kola1

Vision for Finland: Widening Our Scope

It’s the year 2016.   A resilient nation, full of potential, approaches its 100th birthday. There is a good number of things we’ve achieved in just 100 years. At this time of reflection, we also set our sights on the future.   No matter how you interpret today’s realities,...

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04 April
295/365 The Night of the Arts

5 Ways to Make Helsinki a Hub for HQs

How do you measure the economic importance of a city? One widely-accepted metric is a city’s ability to attract global and regional headquarters. Compared to other Nordic countries, Finland is trailing behind, but not for lack of potential. Here are five ways the Amcham community...

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30 March

The Blocks Are There. Now Build.

Get a ride, find a place to sleep, listen to some music. Trivial? Definitely. And often a basis for a successful, ground-breaking business plan.   The key is to spot and develop a mundane need into a scalable business. It’s now easier than ever.   The cloud is full...

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07 March