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Gaming industry moves up to next level

A truly global industry, games development is bringing benefits to digital clusters willing to foster it with incentives and tax breaks. Jason Mitchell reports.

Helsinki makes its mark

Helsinki office real estate makes most of growing popularity

Helsinki’s tech-savvy workers are leading a revolution in the city’s office space market, as Jason Mitchell reports.

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Helsinki mayor looks to lift city's profile

The mayor of Helsinki, Jan Vapaavuori, sees great potential for the Finnish city as a transport hub, claiming it can become Asia's gateway to Europe. Sebastian Shehadi asks the questions

A master of reinvention

A master of reinvention: how Tampere’s tech scene is evolving

The Finnish city of Tampere is finding that a firm focus on its strengths in research and technology, and close collaboration between business and its universities, is helping it to ride the tech wave as well as stabilise its local job market.

Life after Nokia

Life after Nokia: how the Finnish city of Tampere is still thriving

The decline of once-dominant telecommunications giant Nokia had grim repercussions for the Finnish city of Tampere, in which it employed 4000 people at its peak. However, with an educated, highly skilled workforce, and its innovative streak still fully intact, Tampere is filling the 'Nokia gap' with a number of exciting projects.

Northern European investors still active in China: SEB

A bi-annual survey of northern European investors, conducted by Scandinavian bank SEB, found that, despite a slight dip in investor sentiment, companies were largely still pursuing their long-term growth plans in China.

How to give start-ups the right kind of help

How to give start-ups the right kind of help

Many investment promotion agencies are just as keen to court start-ups as they are large multinationals, but their approach to attracting these smaller, more fragile companies may benefit from being more hands off than with their larger, established counterparts.

Tourism sector targets gay market

Tourism sector targets gay market

With annual global spend on tourism in the gay community set to exceed an estimated $200bn in 2014, service providers and agencies are waking up to the potential of the pink dollar. 

Finland finds opportunities in Nokia's downturn

Finland finds opportunities in Nokia's downturn

Finland has been hit hard by the downturn in the fortunes of phone firm Nokia, but the wealth of expertise and the spirit of enterprise that made the company such a success has been channelled into a fertile nursery of start-ups.

Finland president seeks better self-promotion

Finland president seeks better self-promotion

With its good business climate, highly educated workforce and large neighbouring countries, Finland should be easily marketable to investors but, according to the country's president Sauli Niinisto, the country needs to work harder at promoting its merits and pushing for more inward FDI.

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