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Finding a Home in South East Asia

Selecting a place to live is one of the biggest decisions you make when moving to South East Asia. If you have lived here for some time, finding a better place to live is not much easier.          Foreigners do in general not have the right to buy a house on a piece of land anywhere…

More production line of Huhtamaki in Vietnam

Finnish specialty packaging Huhtamaki will add a new production line to the recently opened plant in Vietnam. Their expansion plan in Asia also includes building a new production facility in North India. The combined value of these investments is EUR 20 million.      Huhtamaki opened its Vietnamese facility last year. It is situated close to Ho…

Nordic Power to the Philippines

Nordic Power 2005 is a joint Nordic Energy exhibition and a special Nordic energy seminar which will take place in Manila 21 – 27 September 2005 during the Power Trends 2005, an international trade fair and exhibition for the energy sector.      The event is organized by Royal Norwegian Embassy in Manila (in cooperation with the…

Nokia signs its first ever infrastructure contract in Vietnam

On 9 August, Finland’s telecommunications giant Nokia announced its first infrastructure deal ever in Vietnam.      The historical contract, delivery of GSM core network equipment for Vietnam’s largest mobile operator – Vietnam Telecom Services Company (GPC), follows a long presence by Nokia on the handset market in Vietnam.      The value of this agreement has not been…

Nordic Council Approved Building More Roads in Central Vietnam.

The Nordic Development Fund (NDF) has approved a EUR 8.3 million credit to Vietnam in support of the Central Region Transport Network Project. The credit will be extended in co-financing with the Asian Development Bank as NDF’s Lead Agency. ADB will contribute with an ADF-loan up to USD 94.5 million.      The project is scheduled to…

Launch of the European Young Professional Group

The European Young Professional Group is officially launched on 13 July at V9, Sofitel Silom, Thailand.      There were more than 150 people from 20 different countries attended the event.      The European Young Professional Group is a newly formed group of young business professionals which was set up to bring together Thai and European young professionals…

Aceh Peace Agreement will be Signed

The fifth and final round of talks in the Helsinki, on 17 July, between Indonesian government and Aceh rebels to end a 29-year conflict has approved a peace agreement.      The peace deal will be signed on 15 August.      The two sides said they were committed to a peaceful and sustainable solution to the conflict in…

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…