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Finland Tells Jakarta Embassy Staff To Be Cautious

Finland’s Ministry for Foreign Affairs has told embassy staff to keep their guard up after the attack on the Danish embassy in Indonesia. Finland shares buildings with other Nordic countries or with Denmark in Ramallah, Jakarta. Erkki Väätäinen, the ministry’s security chief, told the Finnish News Agency (STT) on Friday that the situation would be…

45 Nordic Skydivers Join World Record Jump Attempt Over Thailand

Some time next week the world will see the largest freefall formation ever become a reality featuring no less than 400 skydivers freefalling to the ground below them in Thailand. Among them and forming one of the ten ‘sectors’ that will make up the record formation over the skies of Udon Thani, are 45 skydivers…

Tarja Halonen Wins Second Term As Finnish President

Social Democratic Party and Left Alliance candidate Tarja Halonen, Finland’s first female president, has been re-elected for a second six-year term as President of Finland.         Moderate rightist opponent Sauli Niinistö from the National coalition performed better on the official voting day, but Halonen got more votes in the advance voting.         With all votes counted, the…

Jaakko Pöyry Awarded Two New Contracts In Philippines

Electrowatt-Ekono Philippines, Inc., which is part of the Finnish Jaakko Pöyry Group’s Energy business group, has been awarded an operation and maintenance (O&M) contract by CIPP II Power Corporation worth Euro 3 million.         The award is an extension for a further three years of a previous operation and maintenance contract for the 21-megawatt fuel oil-fired…

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…

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…