Central America and the Caribbean with 90 million consumers is an often-overlooked region of opportunities, stated Chris Bennett from the Caribbean Council. Although the markets are small, and the integration is poor, business can be highly profitable in the long run. The largest economies in the region are Puerto Rico, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Guatemala and Panama. The key business areas are energy and extractive industries, transport infrastructure, tourism sector and hurricane reconstruction.Read More
Serbia is a country of a wonderful nature and an extraordinary history in the middle of the Balkan Peninsula. It has 7.12 million inhabitants, but Belgrade (approx. 1.2 million), as a capital of the former Yugoslavia, represents today a natural business center of the wider region of Western Balkans, connected by the improving economic relations, the same/similar languages, as well as the common interest for the EU integration and development.Read More
Finncham interviewed H.E. Polish Ambassador to Finland Mr Jarosław Suchoples.
The economic performance of Poland should remain robust this year thanks to strong consumer spending, healthy labor market dynamics and greater absorption of EU funds. How do you see the future economic outlook of Poland in the coming years?Read More
Finncham interviewed Mr Galo Abril-Ojeda, Executive President (CEO), Nordic Ecuadorian Chamber of Commerce.Read More
The ATA Carnet is an international customs document that permits duty-free and tax-free temporary import of goods for up to one year. The initials “ATA” are an acronym of the French and English words “Admission Temporaire/ Temporary Admission”. ATA Carnets cover almost everything: commercial samples, professional equipment, goods for use at trade fairs, shows, exhibitions.Read More
Balkan countries offer numerous business opportunities for Finnish companies. Good geographical location and European business culture are basic advantages of this region. The Balkan countries to be introduced at this seminar include Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia. Combined, these countries represent a market of around 20 million people.Read More
100 years ago, the Czech Republic and Finland received the international recognition as the new, independent and democratic republics in Europe. Within coming years, both countries developed their reputation within European and world industrial community focusing, among others, on free trade advocacy. The question whether and how our mutual trade can create win-win situation for the both countries is an underlying topic of our interview with H.E. Ivan Jukl, the Ambassador of the Czech Republic in Finland.Read More
Mielestäni olisi ihanteellisinta käydä joka vuosi reissaamassa jossain uudessa maassa tai paikassa, mutta tällä kertaa päätin matkustaa Nicaraguaan, omaan kotimaahani. Olen asunut Suomessa jo neljä vuotta, joten paluu Keski-Amerikkaan turistin roolissa oli jopa minullekin varsin eksoottinen kokemus.Read More
Economic outlook of Austria today – and what are the future prospects for the country?
Austria is politically and economically one of the most stable countries in the world. Inflation rates are low, the increase in national debt has been successfully curbed and the target of a balanced budget appears within reach. An array of measures have been implemented in order to stimulate growth through liberalisation and privatisation, thus securing the future through social system reforms.Read More