Category: Finland

Economic outlook Nordic luncheon






Svenska Handelsbanken’s Chief Economist Jan Häggström is guest speaker at a Nordic Event luncheon 1 October in Jakarta.      The speech is headlined ‘The outlook for the global economy and implications for Nordic companies’.      Handelsbanken sponsors the luncheon which takes place at Aryaduta hotel.      The event is free of charge but to secure a seat, please…

Vietnam signs NIB credit worth US$30 million






On September 21, 2004 in Hanoi, an agreement was signed on a credit worth US$30 million for investment projects of Nordic countries in telecommunication, small hydro electricity, processing industry, vocational training, medical equipment and environment in Vietnam.      Present at the signing ceremony were Ms. Le Thi Bang Tam, Vice-Minister of Finance (MOF), Mr. Jon Sigurdsson,…

Nordic Secure 2004 to be held in Manila and Bangkok






     Nordic Secure 2004, a security sector-focused trade mission to the Philippines and Thailand, is organized by the Danish Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, and the commercial Sections of the embassies of Finland, Norway and Sweden in Manila and Bangkok.      The joint trade mission, exhibition and seminar will showcase a wide range of security, and safety solutions…

Edith Sodergran´s poetry translated into Khmer






     The translations were done by Anna Mattsson, Chheng Hokkhim, Neth Sary, and Johan Rahm. The Literary Academy Cambodia-Sweden was founded in October 2003 to promote literary exchange between Sweden and Cambodia.      Edith Sodergran, known as the most important pioneer in Finno-Swedish literature, is one of the most extensively translated Finnish authors. Her poetry’s bold imagery…

Nordic associations moving to one big office






Three of the four Nordic chambers of commerce in Thailand will this weekend Saturday 18 September move to larger, better and more functional premises on the fifth floor in an office building next to the Payathai skytrain station on the corner of Payathai and Sri Ayutthaya road near Victory Monument. Within the same office, Scandinavian…

First annual meeting for Finns in Bangkok






Finns living in Thailand now have their own local society. The society has been officially named as Finns in Bangkok – Krungthepin Suomalaiset. The Finns held their first annual meeting in Bangkok on 13.09.2004.      The group had previously met in May when the society had been founded. Chairman for Finns in Bangkok is Tero Norjanen…

Finnair’s new traveling campaign






Finnair launches faster and more frequent flights from Asia to Europe to serve the fast-growing business from the East.       Finland’s newly extended Helsinki-Vantaa Airport has made Finnair to start a new trend in flying from Asia to Europe. Because 57% of the passengers are on flights to and from Asia, the airport expands its…

Denmark, Finland, Sweden participate in ASEM Film Festival






The Ministry of Culture and Information of Vietnam co-operated with the British Council, the Goethe Institute, L’Espace, and embassies of Asian and European countries to organise an Asia-Europe Film Festival in Hanoi from September 10-29.      This is an activity in the framework of ASEM 5 in Hanoi from September 10-29. Seventeen films of Asian and…

Finnish Volunteer Program extends operations to Cambodia






     The Finnish Volunteer Program has expanded its operations to include Cambodia. Within Asia the program has formerly located Finnish volunteer workers to India, Nepal, Malaysia and Thailand. The initiative for the expansion was driven by the NGO, Children of Cambodia, which has been given funding from the Finnish Foreign Ministry.      The Finnish volunteer workers will…

Finnair to renew Business Class cabins in intercontinental fleet






     Finnair announced that its business class cabins on MD-11 aircraft will be renewed. Finnair is the first European airline to renew its Business Class cabins in every aircraft belonging to its intercontinental fleet. The renewal, scheduled for 2005, will include the introduction of lie-flat beds.      After the changes Finnair will offer a total of 36…