Tech & Science
Big surprise – Excessive Finnish Real Estate Loans!
Should our children be scared of the future?
Finnish Transport Minister likes expensive infrastructure
Great Greek Debt Deal anything but Great!
ALM Partners excels in Asset and Liability Management
Card Network down… US, Russia, N.Korea or China?
Italy poses threat to Finland & EU
Believe what you like, but big networks attract criminals – 6 banks suffered major cyber-attacks again
Sovereign money: a complex popular Swiss initiative
Nordic stock exchanges down because back-up failed after fire alarm
The EU continues to abuse the weakness of our political leaders, at treat cost to EU taxpayer
Buying an apartment is tricky… so be SMART
What would you do if the bank just lost €500 million of customers’ money?
UK government’s own watchdog says that long-term PPP infrastructure solutions waste billion of taxpayers money!
Carillion’s failure will cost British taxpayers huge sums – government and its advisors have been negligent in their duty of care
Shocking – British government considering to guarantee big failing PPP construction company!
Ignore banks when they come up with new products like long housing loans, interest rate caps and floors, insurance, investment funds, hospitals, car rentals, etc…
Swissport, a Chinese company owned HNA, is experiencing plenty of troubles, and they look after our main airport in Finland…
When 18 senior politicians go and “whistle” about Finland being the world leader in Transport Sector
Savings for later – a simple and very effective way to save for your pension
EU provides smart but too small solution for lending to SME’s because it reduces the negative impact of new banking regulations on lending to SME’s.
What is the difference between Sweden and Finland in terms of R&D?
Two opposing views on Brexit from 2 young hard-working 30-year olds…
Bad Investment Advice – When a bank puts housing loan borrowers at risk…
We just can’t trust networks – so why do users bear all the risks of loss?
Leader – 20.11.2017 – Keep looking to Northern Europe if you want the EU to be good for us…
The Finnish presidential election & the Brexit campaign have lots in common
How to save for your pension…
What the Paradise Papers really said…
The EuroZone Group is going to appoint a new boss – that is really big news
Forget GDP and embrace Doughnut Economics – An almost Nordic approach to 7 episodes…
Real competition tries to break Finnish ATM monopoly but then Regulator gets upset!
Japan’s elections – what do they mean for us Nordics?
Perceptions of the marriage between human-centric service and AI – Professor Göte Nyman
Sweden’s Wallenberg family industrialists make bold proposals for more significant cooperation between Sweden and Finland
ATM and bank cards are too vulnerable… we need cash… we want cash…
Rotten Italian bank loans, rotten European bank loans and soft politicians are threatening Eurozone stability
Nordic Perception – French public sector goes on strike – nothing much has changed with Macron!
Finnish Government announce new Security Strategy, but more people at peril from increased risks of crime and fraud
How will countries like Finland’s handle simple payments in the future? It is all about banks…
Privately funded UK infrastructure projects “totally discredited” according to former Conservative Finance Minister – the same stories in Finland and Sweden
What Germany’s election results mean for the Nordics and the EU?
Bank economists should tread carefully
Moni – At last an innovative financial product robs the banks
When elephants arrive, the corn fields get trampled… Be careful what you wish for…
One more massive database hacked in US – terrible consequences for consumers – watch out Finland…
The European Central Bank is bragging too much about its infallibility
Leader 21.08.2017 – Mission Impossible when EU rules confuse and mislead ordinary people – medicine warnings and financial contracts
The big boy’s altruistic social promise: “Now you see it, now you don’t…”
A sense of perspective – the costs of banking and healthcare to taxpayers – UK and Finland…
Finnish Posti decided to stop post coming on Tuesdays. Next they will decide to stop the post coming on Wednesday, etc…
Leader 16.6.2017 – Brexit – a really bad path which leads to a post-war Britain – thankfully Finland does not have this madness…
Not Good News from Finland – the EIB employs yet another displaced Finnish politician…
Banks fail to deliver trouble-free banking. Post Offices does not deliver on time. Big retail giants just increase their market shares… Rotten networks need better regulation
Detroit – From near bankruptcy to growth… an interesting lesson for the Nordics and Europe
Italy is a big risk for Finland because of bad banks and bad government
THEY know everything about you! More than you think… and there is not so much difference in “privacy” between Finland and England
Eira Hospital and Medical Center – ”We aim to be the best private healthcare provider in Finland”
Finns are taking foolish risks within the Banking Union if Nordea creeps back to Helsinki…
Coordinated attack on public services by Finnish wealthy millionaires starts to resemble Citizen Kane’s lust for power
Network criminals use NSA software close down hospitals, companies and ordinary computers – we need radical reactions
Be careful what governments wish for… taxpayers are always on the hook for banks in times of crisis…
Leader 12.5.2017 – The Finnish government is also encouraging dishonesty…
Our Great Leaders concentrate on little things, while the big ones are destroying us…
It is immoral when EIB pays huge “compensation” when a politician resigns, and Vapaavuori must have known about arrangement, if not then…
If you resign from a nice job at EIB after 18 months, get a new plum job, the EIB will pay you €100 000 for next 3 years – WOW!
Leader – 22.4.2017 – Finland, Google, Brexit, a snap election, and Foreign Direct Investment
The New Children’s Hospital gets spinned by spin doctors to hide cost overruns… Shameful use of public money
Banks for sale… Banking stories from Germany and Finland…
Lesson to be learned in Finland – Even Financial Times hits out at big incumbents that stop inconvenient challenges
An important book for Investors – “The Undoing Project” by Michael Lewis
Few governments ever recover their costs when they save banks
Nordea, the biggest Nordic bank, caught cheating, and too big for its boots in Sweden
Closed markets deregulated? Yes, but big monopoly-style companies use market power to push out smaller incumbents
Leader -12.3.2017 – What is the meaning of “Populist” in Finland?
Leader 9.3.2017 – Banks fined for crooked selling of investment products – just the tip of the iceberg
Digitalisation sounds forward-looking, but is creating huge threats to our safety and security
Newspapers’ investment tips are useless, but a good way to invest randomly
To Make the Best of Brexit, the EU Needs to Beef Up ESMA – Dirk Schoenmaker & Nicolas Véron
Economic and Financial Challenges for the European Union in 2017
Are big banks, and a European Banking Union needed?
Finnish Economics Minister makes trumpish comments… just before election…
OP Group, a huge player in Finnish banking, gets serious reprimand from ECB for risk management
After less than a year FinnishNews has achieved a new milestone…
AI’s dangerous dilemma – who decides what we stop learning or knowing?
Nooa Savings Bank study: Finnish banks commit 3 deadly sins – faceless, greedy and arrogant
Nordic bank chairman gets dressing down in Sweden
Nordea Bank increases board salaries by 35%. Ordinary customers pay for this absurdity.
Poachers turned gamekeepers – that’s as dangerous as gamekeepers becoming poachers…
Ms. Berner’s promised Infra company – big promises based on hot air
Political fraud – Is this how long-term policies should be made on Transport?
Housing in Finland or Sweden: Loans; repay or not repay? Owning or renting?
Stress testing that housing loan in Finland and Sweden
Transport Minister presents insane promises for road users…
Leader 23.12.2016 – Can you trust the banks? This year end is a good time to reflect…
Finnish “Coop” S-Bank offer 45-year housing loans – this is good competition
The 2 largest Finnish banks dominate market – no other European country would tolerate this… and politicians do nothing, because of vested interests…
Op-ed from “The Hill” – ECB possibly addresses Italian bank woes
The Central Bank says that fast growing Finnish companies have limited access to finance
Some Finnish perceptions on Mr. Trump and Mr. Putin…