"Finland Country Risk Report Q1 2016" now available at Fast Market Research

From: Fast Market Research, Inc.
Published: Fri Oct 30 2015

Finland's economy is facing a number of cyclical and structural headwinds that are dragging on growth. Without structural reform, poor competitiveness will ensure that growth remains weak.

The new government has put forward a much needed economic reform package, but it remains to be seen whether it can be successfully implemented.

Over a longer time horizon, looming structural challenges pose a threat to public debt dynamics and may impede fiscal flexibility. Several key sectors, including forestry and papermaking, shipbuilding and telecommunications remain in terminal decline, while high labour costs are acting as a deterrent for investment and importers of Finnish goods, despite strong structural competitiveness. This has cast doubt over the government's ability to sustainably increase aggregate demand through fiscal stimulus.

Major Forecast Changes

Full Report Details at
- http://www.fastmr.com/prod/1062403_finland_country_risk_report.aspx?afid=301

In light of our forecast for Russia's economy to collapse by 5.2% in 2015, we have downgraded our forecasts for Finland too, as international trade will experience lower volumes as a result. We now forecast real GDP to contract by -0.1% in 2015, from a previous forecast of +0.9%.

Key Risks To Outlook

The new government has put forward a reform package, which if implemented, could pose upside risks to our long-term growth forecasts.

While not our core view, due to the strong historical legacy of consensus-based political decision making in Finland, we do not rule out the possibility that the rise of the populist euro-sceptic parties could lead to more difficult domestic policy formation, particularly as the Finns have joined the coalition government.

The Finland Country Risk Report helps businesses with market assessment, strategic planning and decision making to promote growth and profitability in Finland. It is an essential tool for CEOs, Chairmen, Finance Directors/CFOs, Managing Directors, Marketing/Sales Directors with commercial interests in this emerging market.

An influential new analysis of Finland's economic, political and financial prospects through end-2019, just published by award-winning forecasters, BMI Research.

Key Uses

* Forecast the pace and stability of Finland's economic and industry growth through end-2019.
* Identify and evaluate adverse political and economic trends, to facilitate risk mitigation.
* Assess the critical shortcomings of the operating environment that pose hidden barriers and costs to corporate profitability.
* Contextualise Finland's country risks against regional peers using BMI's country comparative Risk Index system.
* Evaluate external threats to doing business in Finland, including currency volatility, the commodity price boom and protectionist policies.

The Finland Country Risk Report

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