Category: Finland

The Rasmus nominated at MTV Asia Awards






Four young guys from Helsinki formed The Rasmus as wild and immature high school friends. Several years and six albums later the band has risen to become one of the world’s hottest names. The Rasmus has already won the Russian 2004 MTV awards prize for Best International Artist, and has been nominated for the Latin…

Lännen Plant Systems receives Euro 1 Million order from Thailand






The technology will be placed in the world’s largest forest nursery in Thailand. The deal also marks the largest foreign order ever received by Lännen Plant Systems. When completed the forest nursery will produce more than 150 Million eucalyptus seedlings. The amount is equivalent to Finland’s entire annual seedling production. The nursery is being built…

Simply Scandinavian in KL launched






The Scandinavian Week “Simply Scandinavian” was officially opened Monday the 22nd of November by the Norwegian Ambassador H.E. Arild Eik, the Danish Ambassador H.E. Børge Petersen, Swedish Counselor Ms. Eva Nilsson Mansfeld assisted by founder of the Scandinavian Weeks Mr. Hans Wetterberg, Swedish chef Mr. Jonas Grib and Executive Assistant Manager of the Mandarin Oriental…

Nokia, AIS sign Deal for GSM Network






The deal was signed with Advanced Info Service Public Company Limited (AIS), a subsidiary of Shin Corporation PCL., following a 2004 deal where AIS awarded Nokia a GSM Network expansion contract worth USD 22.0 Million. The contract follows better than forecasted growth to 16 million subscribers by the year’s end. ”Subscriber forecast is now revised…

Three new Weekly Finnair Flights to Helsinki






     The three new additional direct Bangkok flights will be flown with the airline’s Boeing MD-11 aircraft between 11.12.04 – 7.1.05 and 9.2-2.4.05. The flights will depart Bangkok on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 9.30 and arrive at Helsinki at 15.25. The return flight will leave Helsinki on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays at 16.55 and arrive…

Finland provides solar energy to Malaysia






The Finnish Embassy provided the solar energy systems to the settlement of 18 families in orang asli settlement in Tapah.       Prior to the availability of solar electricity, the village used kerosene lamps to light up their home at night, where the fuel is very expensive.       Finland’s ambassador to Malaysia Lauri Korpinen launched the…

Vietnamese Minister of National Defense visits Finland






     Tra has been invited by his Finnish counterpart Defense Minister Seppo Kaariainen. The topics of discussion will encompass international and regional security matters, as well as cooperation in the defense industry between Finland and Vietnam.      Besides the official talks, Tra will meet with Finnish Foreign Minister Erkki Tuomioja, the Commander of the Finnish Defense Forces…

Danish NIRAS Consulting Engineers and Planners buys Scanagri






     Founded in 1956 and with over 700 employees NIRAS is one of the largest consulting companies in Denmark. The company has been looking for opportunities to increase its activities within the agriculture and natural resources management as well as within the food sector. NIRAS has also been eager to expand its operations into the Baltic…

RM1.1 Million assigned for Projects in Malaysia from Finland, Malaysia to open Embassy in Helsinki very soon






Ambassador Lauri Korpinen was speaking to reporters at Kampung Ampangan Kuala after donating a solar-powered lighting system produced by Finnish company NAPS System Oy. Mr. Korpinen added that it has been announced that Malaysia will open its embassy in Finland very soon. The ambassador further illustrated the Finnish-Malaysian relations as good.

Stora Enso sells Indonesian forest asset






The Nordic paper, packaging and forests company Stora Enso has sold out its majority shareholding in an Indonesian plantation owned by PT Finnantara Intiga.      The buyer of the plantation, located in West Kalimantan, is Global Forest Ltd.      Finnantara’s commercial area is approximately 35 000 hectares and the concession area 299 700 hectares.      The book value…