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Helsinki Times: Academics debunk risk of housing price crash in Helsinki

Recently a group of finnish experts painted a dark picture of the Finnish housing market and a looming crash in prices. Now statistician Pekka Vuori is debunks the claim of 30 000 vacant apartments in the Greater Helsinki Metropolitan Area are false, and that the risk of a crash in prime locations is minimal.

Written by Janita on Friday July 17, 2015
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Jolla announces SailFish OS 2.0, India's Intex Technologies as first licensee

Jolla today announced that Indian company Intex Technologies will be it's first licensing customer. Earlier in July the Finnish smartphone start-up Jolla announced that it will focus on developing and licensing it's Mobile Operating System, SailFish. In the past the company also developed handsets for it's own OS.

Written by Janita on Thursday July 16, 2015
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Finnvera to guarantee a 150 Million Euro loan for Russian teleoperator Megafon

Finnvera, a credit agency owned by the State of Finland, has agreed to guarantee a loan of some 150 Million Euros for the Russian teleoperator Megafon. The lender is the Italian bank UniCredit. The agency agreed to guarantee loans for purchase of telecomms equipment from the Finnish company Nokia. It has done so before in 2008, 2011 and 2014.

Written by Janita on Thursday July 16, 2015
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