Category: Finland

Finland’s HMD to launch new Nokia Android phone






Finland-based HMD Global says it’s launching its first smartphone — the Nokia 6 — in China, under license from the network provider — once the world’s top cellphone maker. The aluminum handset, with a 5.5-inch screen, will be the first Nokia to run the Android operating system. HMD Global, the licensee of the Nokia brand…

Indonesia to promote tourism in Nordic countries






The Tourism Ministry in Indonesia aims to attract more tourists from Nordic countries in Northern Europe during the Nordic Travel Fair next week in Helsinki, Finland, where it will showcase Indonesian culture in its pavilion. The Indonesian government expects the travel fair to be held from January 19 to 22, to help tap into the tourism potential of…

Finnish-Vietnamese co-operation in elderly care takes off






Holistic solutions in elderly care, covering remote population areas are increasingly in demand in the rapidly ageing Asian countries. Heta Hytönen, from FinlandCare program writes about Vietnamese-Finnish cooperation within elderly care and a delegation visit to Vietnam. “Many South-East Asian countries are open-minded when it comes to co-operating with Nordic healthcare service providers. Large infrastructural…

Finn arrested for drug producing and trafficking






A 28-year-old Finnish woman was among five foreigners who were arrested for allegedly producing and trafficking drugs during police raids at two locations in Sihanoukville, southern Cambodia, on Saturday 24 December 2016. Police seized hundreds of pills – including MDMA – several hundred grams of powder and tools believed to be used in drug production,…

Finns kick off Suomi Finland 100 Singapore






On Friday 18 November the Suomi Finland 100 Singapore (SF100SG) programme kicked off at the residence of the Finnish Ambassador Paula Parviainen, with other Nordic ambassadors in attendance. Also media and company representatives, event organisers and several friends of Finland joined to hear about SF100SG, while sampling a truly Finnish food experience brought to the…

Axopar debuts Pattaya boat show






Finnish sells without pretties Three boats of the Finnish boat brand Axopar had arrived by ship all the way from Poland, via Singapore, just in time for Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show, which took place on 24 – 27 November. Håkan Lange (Sweden) from Phuket-based boat dealership Derani Yachts, who is the mega successful new…

Finland’s 100 years independence will be celebrated in Vietnam






The Embassy of Finland in Hanoi, Vietnam is organising a commemorative in correlation with Finland’s 100th independence day next year. “Vietnam’s socio-economic development plans had achieved outstanding results including a complete education system reform, a stronger emphasis on environmental and climate sustainability, more involvement of the private sector in development creating conditions for start-up, and…

Marja Kurki China new Beijing office






In November the Managing Director of Marja Kurki China, Ms. Caroline Xue invited the Embassy of finland in Beijing, along with several bloggers and other fashion influencers to the Marja Kurki’s new Beijing office opening event in Liangmaqiao area. Also Marja Kurki`s CEO Mr. Tapani Kurki had flown from Finland to attend the event. As…

Finnfund to invest in Cambodian-based Microfinance Institution






Finnfund writes in a press release that they will provide support to the micro-finance sector in Cambodia. This, they will do by investing in PRASAC Microfinance Institution Ltd, one of the leading microfinance institutions in the country. Prasac provides banking services particularly to small and medium-sized enterprises such as small farms and grocery stores in rural and…

Slush Shanghai gathered 5 000 attendees






On 31 October 2016 Slush, one of the world’s most prestigious start-up events from Finland, was held in Shanghai, gathering 5,000 attendees including 270 startups, 360 investors, 120 journalists and 500 volunteers from 48 countries. Last year Slush was organized in Beijing, China for the first time. This year it was time to move south…