Bank of Finland cautions on optimism

The Bank of Finland predicted Wednesday that economic growth in the country will slow down this year to 1.6 percent and increase to some 4 percent in 2006.

"Forest products export prices are down, and the electronic sector is struggling with the same problem of lower export prices. This means that the terms of trade are weaker ... and that part of our gross domestic product is disappearing abroad," Liikanen said.

"Even though our GDP is growing it means that people's purchasing power isn't grow