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Finland to Host the 5th Meeting for Indonesia and Aceh Rebels






The fifth meeting between Indonesian government negotiators and GAM – the separatist Free Aceh Movement – will be held in Helsinki, Finland, on July 12, 2005. The delegates from Indonesia and GAM will discuss on the memorandum of understanding (MOU) to finalize the fourth round of peace talks that started late January.      Indonesian Vice President…

Jarmo Kihlstrom on the move






Interdean Interconex Office in Bangkok, which for a few years gained visibility in the moving and relocation business in Thailand due to its dynamic manager, Jarmo Kihlstrom, has as of 1 July been changed to a franchise office.      “I apologize for any unfinished business dealings but I had only 3 days to pack up when…

Tecnomen’s Solutions for Maxis Malaysia






Tecnomen, a Finnish messaging solutions company, agreed to deliver an expansion and upgrade Voice Messaging System to Maxis Communications, Malaysian mobile communications company, announced on June 21st.       “Tecnomen and Maxis have a long cooperation in the field of messaging. As a natural extension to this cooperation, Maxis has now decided to complement its service…

Foster Wheeler : A Passion For Power






In the year 2000, after many years in Thailand under the famous Foster Wheeler Ltd name, FW established a company in Thailand – Foster Wheeler Service Thailand Ltd – to specifically cover the boiler power generation opportunity here and in South East Asia.      That’s all very well, but if like me you were looking for…

Singapore Ministers visited Helsinki






Singapore’s Deputy Prime Minister and Co-Ordinating Minister for Security and Defence, Dr Tony Tan accompanied by the Minister for Community Development, Youth and Sports and Second Minister for Trade and Industry, Dr Vivian Balakrishnan visited Finland from 19 to 24 May 2005.      The delegation also included officials from the Ministry of Trade and Industry, Ministry…

Finnish dental professors in town






Dr. Matti Pöyry, Executive Director of Finnish Dental Association and Prof. Dr. Kauko Mäkinen, a global expert on Xylitol, and Professor of the School of Dentistry, Turku University, Finland were main speakers at the launching of “Lotte Xylitol Plus Calcium” chewing gum by Thai Lotte Co., Ltd. in Bangkok on 3 June.      Xylitol is a…

New Finnish Ambassador to Malaysia






His Excellency Lauri Korpinen came to Kuala Lumpur as the Finnish Ambassador to Malaysia in June last year, having previously been posted in Korea.      “Malaysia is very beautiful” Lauri Korpinen says, “but just sometimes I wish it would be a little cooler here.”      “Coming from Finland, I miss the seasons. I was fortunate enough to…

Electrowatt-Ekono Power Supply for Amata






Electrowatt-Ekono, the Finnish consulting and engineering firm, has entered agreements with Amata to supply a 60-megawatt gas-fired co-generation power plant in Amata Nakorn Industrial Estate, 57km southeast of Bangkok.      The contracts include the engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning of services for the cycle-gas turbine plant.      The Bt1.6 billion project will be completed in early 2007.This…

Aspocomp to boost PCB Centre share






Aspocomp Group will increases its stake in its Thai subsidiary PCB Centre Co Ltd from 51 per cent to 75 per cent by buying a 24-per-cent portion worth Bt150 million from minority shareholders.      The deal is part of Aspocomp’s growth strategy. Under the plan, the company will bolster its position in printed circuit boards for…