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Kone expects Chinese demand to stable in 2019

Kone, a Finnish global leader in the elevator and escalator industry, expects to see no growth or a decline in orders from China this year. Because of the falling installations in China, the elevator sector has struggled in recent years. According to Kone’s report “The increased uncertainty in many major markets impacts the visibility of the overall…

Scandinavian and Singapore at the top of least corrupt countries rank

Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Norway and Singapore are at top 10 of least corrupt countries rank called the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI), organized by the global anti-corruption watchdog Transparency International. The 2018 CPI ranks the score by measure level of public sector corruption in 180 countries and territories, using a scale from zero (highly corrupt) to 100…

Nordic Innovation House chose Singapore as Southeast Asian hub

The much anticipated joint initiative Nordic Innovation House – Singapore (NIH-SG), which opened in October 2018, is a new milestone of sorts in terms of business connections between the Nordics and Southeast Asia – via Singapore as a hub. It will function as a soft-landing, community and resource centre, as well as networking hub for…

Finnish technology prize event taking place in Singapore

Embassy of Finland in Singapore hosted Millennium Technology Prize Event at the Ambassador Paula Parviainen’s residence on Tuesday 22th January 2019. The Embassy delegation led by Paula Parviainen welcomed Dr Tuomo Suntola, Millenium Technology Prize winner 2018 and young scientists from Finland and Beneq Oy with Singaporean colleagues in the field of material technology. During…

Finland’s new education expert resource for Southeast Asia

As Finnish education and know-how has increasingly become an export product, paired with rising start-ups within edutech going international, Finland’s Ministry of Education has strengthened its presence in the Finnish embassies with specialist positions, one appointed to Singapore, Education and Science Counsellor Anna Korpi. Covering Southeast Asia she is especially tasked to make Finland’s higher…

Indonesia participates in Finland travel fair

Indonesia participated in Matka Nordic Travel Fair held in Helsinki on 17-20 January 2019. In order to attract tourist from Northern Europe, Indonesia chose the archipelago’s unique experiences, such as local coffee and spices and musical instruments to be promoted in this fair. “Indonesia’s participation in the Matka Nordic Travel Fair is part of our…

New direct flight from Shanghai to Finland

Juneyao Air will open a direct route from Shanghai Pudong Airport to Helsinki Airport. Daily flights will be available on June-July 2019 and operated with a new Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft.  New direct connections are expected to increase the number of Chinese tourists and also offer new tourism opportunities from Finland to China and Asia.  According to…

Finnish healthtech solutions target Singapore, Southeast Asia

The ‘Finnish HealthTech Event’ (part of ‘Meet Finland in Singapore’ Week) was among the opportunities to meet Finnish innovators during the Singapore Week of Innovation & TeCHnology 2018. The largest delegation of healthcare companies (10+) from Finland to Singapore so far, including some of the most innovative brands and start-ups, shared their latest innovations there,…