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Finland Provides Fund for Tsunami Warning System

Twenty-seven Indian Ocean rim countries will benefit from a tsunami warning system in the Indian Ocean in the next six months.      “Nine Countries consisting of the US, India, Norway, Finland, Belgium, Germany, Australia, Italia and China, have pledge to provide 5.5 million USD to assist the United Nations to build and put into operation an…

Keeping Booming Asia Connected

     The Asia Pacific region is the world’s fastest growing market when it comes to cell phone services. Right now, Nokia is the indisputable market leader in this region, and it is Urpo Karjalainen’s job to make sure that things stay that way. Meet the Senior Vice-President of Nokia’s customer and market operations in Asia Pacific;…

Finnish men molest Thai boys

     Detective Chief Inspector Lars Henriksson of the National Bureau of Investigation, Finland’s central criminal police, told that in the course of a raid on the man’s home a diary had been discovered that chronicled all the pedophile liaisons that the man had had in previous visits to Thailand.      The entries began from 1989 and detailed…

Vietnam to waive visas for Scandinavians

Four Scandinavian countries are the latest set to receive visa exemptions for travel to Vietnam beginning May 1st, announced Vietnam’s authorities April 19th.       Citizens of Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland are exempt from entry visas for a maximum stay of 15 days, according to a decision recently passed by Vietnam’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.…

Metso to supply fiberboard production line to Thailand

     The delivery will include equipment for wood yard, fiber preparation, drying and forming, continuous pressing with cooling zone, and equipment for panel handling and finishing. Metso Panelboard will also be responsible for the start-up and erection supervision services for the new line.      The new line will mainly produce thin MDF board. The line has design…

Telekomsel picks Nokia for network expansion

Indonesian operator Telekomsel has picked Finnish telecom multinational Nokia as supplier when it is about to expand its packet network in Indonesia.      The deal enables Telekomsel to address strong demand for mobile voice and data services from its subscribers that currently stands at 17.5 million users.      Nokia has worked with Telekomsel since 1996 and provided…

KONE acquires Thai Lift Industry Plc

“The acquisition of Thai Lift is consistent with KONE’s strategy for growth in Asia,” explains Klaus Cawén, Executive Vice President, M&A and Strategic Alliances. “It gives us a firm position as the market leader in the growing Thai market and lays the groundwork for additional growth opportunities in Southeast Asia.” Thai Lift is a leading…

Finnish traveler gets Tsunami alert via text messaging

     The idea of such a system happened after the Boxing Day tsunami, which left nearly 200 Finns dead. The preparation of the system began in mid-January 2005. A team of experts in meteorology, oceanography, and movements of the earth’s crust will be monitoring the signs 24 hrs. If they find any possibility of domestic or…