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Nordic Firms Considering Philippines for IT Potential

Representatives of two Nordic IT companies and the Swedish Chamber of Commerce will go to Philippines next month to explore the country’s potential according to Mary Borromeo-Hedfors, Philippines trade representative to the Nordic region – Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Norway.         “Once these two companies decide to partner with third-party providers here, they will also serve…

Vietnam Plans to Import More Finnish Salmon Eggs

The Aquaculture Research Institute of Vietnam plans to import more salmon eggs from Finland in order to expand a pilot salmon and sturgeon farming program in the northern mountains of Hanoi.         Le Thanh Luu, head of the Aquaculture Research Institute, said his agency had successfully bred salmon and sturgeon, two European cold-water fish varieties, under…

Swedish, Finnish Ambassadors and EU Envoys Visit Mindanao

Finnish ambassador to the Philippines Riitta Resch and Swedish ambassador to the Philippines H.E. Annika Markovic, were among other EU envoys who recently visited Mindanao in the southern Philippines to monitor progress of European Commission-funded rural development projects.         The projects aim to increase self-reliance, living standards, and quality of life of the disadvantaged in Mindanao.        …

Finland Firm Plans Investor Roadshow

Finland’s Kuntarahoitus Municipality Finance (KMF) said it is planning an investor roadshow in Australia and Asia via Australia’s largest bank, National Australia Bank (NAB). The roadshow will be headed by KMF’s managing director Pekka Averio, director of customer finance & funding Esa Kallio, and head of international funding Timo Routsalainen. They intend to visit potential…

Nordic Chamber Meet Discusses Education in Thailand

The Nordic Chambers has organised a panel discussion involving four international schools in Thailand on January 11, 2006 at the Conrad Hotel, Bangkok.         The schools invited to participate were Bangkok Patana School, Harrow International School, the International School of Bangkok (ISB) and the New International School (NIST).         This information session involved a comprehensive overview of…

Indonesian Vice President to Meet Aceh Exiles

Indonesian Vice President Jusuf Kalla will visit Finland soon to meet with exiled leaders of the Free Aceh Movement (GAM) and to discuss further steps for maintaining peace in Aceh.         The two sides will also meet the head of the Finland-based Crisis Management Initiative group, Marti Ahtisaari, the former Finnish president who mediated the negotiation…

Finland’s Vaisala to Outsource in Malaysia

Finnish meteorological and aerospace instrument maker Vaisala is to outsource some of the company’s measurement systems division production functions to Malaysia, the company said January 12.         Vaisala is to start talks with the aim of cutting its domestic workforce by 60.“The financial impact (of outsourcing)  is estimated to be a 1.5 MEUR  annual improvements in…

More Than 29,000 Finns Voted Abroad in the First Round of Presidential Elections

According to the calculations made by the polling stations themselves, the number of Finns who came to vote at the Finnish embassies, consulates and other polling facilities abroad was well over 29,000. The number is almost exactly the same as in the first round of presidential elections the last time, in the year 2000. Then…

Alvar Aalto’s Exhibition in Jakarta – Museum Nasional

An exhibition of the famous Finnish architect and designer Alvar Aalto will take place in Museum Nasional, Jakarta from January 13 to February 06, 2006.         The exhibition Alvar Aalto Houses – Timeless Expressions highlights seventeen one-family houses by Alvar Aalto. Buildings are presented through a selection of photographs, architectural drawings, scale models and furniture. The…

Nordic countries and Singapore join hands in Artist Exchange Program

Nordic Institute for Contemporary Art (NIFCA) launched an Artist-in-Residence Exchange program. The program aims to negotiate cultural differences, explore the potential to engage in inter and cross cultural activities, as well as to further art practices.          Interested Applicants can apply online before 31 January 2006.         The program is scheduled to run between April-October 2006.         …