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The Impact of Regulation on International Investment in Finland

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The Impact of Regulation on International Investment in Finland examines what drives FDI into Finland and which domestic regulatory aspects may discourage foreign investment. The report analyses trends in FDI flows towards Finland and other Nordic-Baltic countries and discusses the benefits of foreign investment for the Finnish economy. It provides a comparative overview of the regulatory frameworks in force in Finland and its Nordic-Baltic peers, outlining both economy-wide and sector-specific findings, and explores how changes in these regulatory frameworks are linked to changes in FDI inflows in the region. Foreign investors’ views on Finland’s business environment complement these findings. The report underlines potential areas for reform and suggests policy actions that could further improve Finland’s investment climate and contribute to attracting and retaining more FDI, while also strengthening its positive impact.

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Finland's business climate in the eyes of foreign investors

This chapter complements the assessment of Finland’s regulatory framework and its potential impact on FDI by outlining foreign investors' views on regulation and the general business environment in the country. Describing the results of consultations held with foreign-owned businesses in Finland, and other Finnish stakeholders, the chapter reports foreign investors’ motivations for choosing Finland as an investment location. It then discusses companies and other stakeholders' perceptions of various aspects of Finland’s regulatory environment and whether these factors represent obstacles to entering the country and running day-to-day operations. In addition, the chapter maps out consulted businesses’ use of funding and incentive mechanisms available in Finland, their future investment plans, and past and expected impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on the respondents’ business activity.

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