Helsinki Launches First North Bond Market In Finland

NASDAQ OMX (NASDAQ: NDAQ) today launches the new First North Bond Market in Finland. First North Bond Market Finland is an alternative marketplace offering companies the same services as the Main market but with lower listing requirements. It is a new funding alternative for non-listed medium-sized companies interested in issuing a corporate bond, and it is also a cost-efficient funding alternative for larger companies. The First North equity market was launched in 2006.